What is it about?
Abdallah ElKhatib's article discusses the contents of the Journal of Qur’anic Studies which has been published in the King Fahd Chair of Islamic Studies since 1990 and is affiliated with the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of London: Oriental African school. This Study aims to familiarize the reader with this journal and its scientific im-portance, its impact in the academic field and the scientific enrichment it offers in the field of Qur’anic studies. The study also shows the extent to which the journal adheres to a neutral scientific approach in presenting contradictory views on the Quran and its Sciences by Muslim and Western researchers who publish in the journal.
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Why is it important?
This is an international scientific journal that has a significant weight and impact among re-searchers in the West in the field of Qur’anic studies. The journal includes solid and new study. Yet, this journal could not overcome or put a criteria that controls the problem of objectivity and bias. Thus, it sides with western writers opposed to Islam without taking into account the feelings and beliefs of Muslims under the pretext of neutrality, and does not raise topics critical of the Western approach that deals with the Holy Quran with a clear bias. The study recommends the need to establish an international scientific journal specialized in the Holy Quran and its Sciences, presenting the views of Muslims and fair Western-ers in an unbiased scientific manner
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This page is a summary of: The Journal of Quranic Studies published by SOAS London University: The Problem of Objectivity and Prejudice, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, July 2020, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2020.0257.
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