What is it about?

Bushra Ghaleb Bakalaf's article aims to examine the term Israeliyyat, one of the most prominent terms used in Qur’anic interpretation. Despite the influence of these expositions on the term “Israeliyyat”, because it is one of the tools that expositors (Exegetes) use to clarify meaning in the Holy Qur’an, the meaning of the standardized form has varied, causing some confusion and necessitating research to solve this theoretical problem.

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Why is it important?

This research makes an important addition to the study of the Qur’anic sciences. Despite the large number and diversity of theoretical studies on the topic of “Israeliyyat” in general, past studies have not care-fully examined this topic, given its interpretive importance, and this study is expected to motivate researchers concerned with the sciences of the Holy Qur’an to further examine the topic of scientific terminology.


The most important result of the research is the presentation of a new meaning of the term Israeli-yyat, in which the different sayings and opinions of various scholars are combined: All narrations that use the People of the Book were meant to describe the Children of Israel as well as others among them who had converted to Islam; furthermore, the books of the Prophets that use the Children of Israel may be the origin of this use

EiC Journal of college of Sharia and Islamic Studies Qatar University

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This page is a summary of: تحرير مصطلح الإسرائيليات, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, June 2021, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2021.0285.
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