Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in Conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS)

Research Article

The Meanings and Significances of Moses’ Prayers in The Qur’an: From Tabari to Khazin

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        author={Moh. Anwar Syarifuddin and Jauhar  Azizy},
        title={The Meanings and Significances of Moses’ Prayers in The Qur’an: From Tabari to Khazin},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in Conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS)},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIIS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={qur’anic studies hermeneutics of the qur’an},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294573}
    }
    
  • Moh. Anwar Syarifuddin
    Jauhar Azizy
    Year: 2020
    The Meanings and Significances of Moses’ Prayers in The Qur’an: From Tabari to Khazin
    ICIIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294573
Moh. Anwar Syarifuddin1,*, Jauhar Azizy1
  • 1: UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Faculty of Ushuluddin, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: anwar.syarifuddin@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

This piece presents a new style of tafsir employing hermeneutical approach to interpret meanings as well as gaining significances of invocations uttered by prophets in the Quranic chronicles. To limit the study only on the chronicle of Moses, the prayers within the verses will be explicated by referring to famous tafsir literatures of Tabari and Khazin. Both tafsir respectively represent either the traditional (ma’thur) or a combined traditional-rational (ra’yi) interpretation to the Qur’anic verses. Highlighting the Israelite struggle against the tyrannical Pharaoh of Egypt, the chronicle of Moses as illustrated by some prayers invoked by Moses in several occasions is a journey of approaching God. It begins by true repentance from wrongdoing and consistent avoidance of sin, put man’s trust in God only and preferring God more than any others. The chronic is certainly full of enriched meanings as we may take some lessons from historic events as well as bringing meaningful signification in some relevant messages along the course of hermeneutical task relating the gap between the past events and the recent problems of humanity.