Study of New Rhetorical Approaches in Quranic Interpretation (Case Study: Al-Tafsir Al-Banai for the Holy Quran

Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی


1 shahid beheshti university

2 Professor of Shahid Beheshti University

3 Shahid Beheshti University



In the contemporary period, the rhetorical interpretation of the Qur'an has been done with new approaches and methods by commentators such as Seyyed Qutb, Amin Al-Khouli, Aisha Abdul Rahman Bint Al-Shati, Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and some other commentators. Another of these new and innovative approaches in this field is the structuralist method of Mahmoud Bostani in "Al-Tafsir Al-Banai for the Holy Quran".In this work, with two semantic and artistic approaches, he has studied and interpreted the Qur'anic verse as a single structure and collection, and in this regard has been used, eight rhetorical elements: message, subject, semantic, formal, verbal, musical, literary and structure to explain the coherent relationship between the form and content of the verses and chapters of the Holy Quran.. The purpose of this study, while introducing the structuralist method of Bostani in the interpretation of the Qur'an based on the principles presented in the book "Al-Qawa'd al-Balaghah in the light of the Islamic method", was to study and analyze his interpretive approach in the five-volume commentary "Al-Tafsir al-Banai for the Holy Qur'an". And it was obtained that Bostani's views in the discussion of message element, subject, presentation and delay, mention and deletion, literary element and structural element of new views in the field of rhetorical interpretation of the Qur'an and his method as one of the methods of structural interpretation despite some Disadvantages can be effective.


Volume 10, Issue 20
July 2020
Pages 121-152
  • Receive Date: 19 December 2020
  • Revise Date: 02 October 2021
  • Accept Date: 22 December 2021
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2021