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Ṭanṭāwī Jawharī
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Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī Jawharī (1862-1940) was an Egyptian exegete famous for having composed a scientific interpretation of the Qurʾān. His publications were considered controversial and provocative by Islamic scholars, including staff at al-Azhar University and other Muslim places of learning, in the early twentieth century. The printing and distribution of his Qurʾān commentary was banned throughout Arabia, and his strong beli…

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Majid Daneshgar, “Ṭanṭāwī Jawharī”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_050574>
First published online: 2017



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