Epistemologi Pentafsiran Saintifik Al-Quran: Tinjauan Terhadap Pendekatan Zaghlul Al-Najjar Dalam Pentafsiran Ayat Al-Kawniyyat
Epistemology of Scientific Interpretation of the Quran: A Study on Zaghlul Al-Najjar’s Approach in Interpreting al-Kawniyyat Verses
Keywords:Islamic sciences, Zaghlul al-Najjar, Tafsir al-Kawniyyat, I’jaz
The advancement of sciences and technology which has been in par with the urbanization of knowledge requires careful analysis by the Muslims in order to have a better understanding of the objectives of al-Quran in its multi dimension in accordance to syar’i factions. Thus, the method that has been introduced by Zaghlul al-Najjar through his scientific interpretation technique which can be found in his work, Tafsir al-Ayah al-Kawniyyah fi al-Quran al-Karim has brought about such a sound impact in the understanding of bait tauhidik (tauhidic verses) in line with the current context. Through the method of analyzing the scientific data, he tried studying the Quranic verses, in particular the al-kawniyyah verses that comprise the aspects of creation of the universe (astronomy, astrology, geology and natural phenomenon), human health and creation (embryology, archeology and physiology). Although it is the scientific arguments that dominate his works, the application of classical method in explaining the Quranic verses are also featured in his work, especially in understanding the Quran textually that has been done through lughawi dimension. This article aims to highlight Zaghlul al-Najjar’s method in interacting with the Quranic verses through the discovery of data and scientific empirical in his work Tafsir al-Ayah al-Kawniyyah fi al-Quran al-Karim.