Syed Ahmed Khan's Views of the Miracle (An Analytical Critical Study)

آراء سيد أحمد خان في المعجزة (دراسة نقدية تحليلية)

Authors

  • Dr. Ume Farwa Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Comsats University, Islamabad
  • Dr. Zainab Sadiq Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Comsats University, Islamabad https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0793-328X

Keywords:

Aayat: Human Nature: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan: Tafseer-e-Quran: miracle:

Abstract

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan is one of the most famous figures in sub-continent for his religious work. He flourished in the second half of the 19th century. He was born in 1817 to a Syed family in Delhi. He started his career as a judicial official in the English East India Company. Later on he served on important jobs.

He has many religious works and many books written on different subjects. One of his most important work is Tafseer-e-Quran (interpretation of Holy Quran consisting upon seven volumes in). His tafseer is mainly based on his own opinions and logics. By reading Syed Ahmed Khan’s view on Quran one can easily conclude that he did not receive proper education in Shariah and he based his views mainly on his personal opinions and surrounding political environment in Indian subcontinent and his own personal political objectives. He openly rejected many authentic and well known beliefs.

He created his own interpretation of various Nusus. One of such interpretations is that of miracles that is dealt in this article. He denied the possibility of miracles and says Islam totally opposes miracles. He denied all miracles associated to various Prophets, like Ibrahim was never put inside fire, and he termed Musa’s stick turning into snake as illusion. He denied that Isa (Jesus) was born without a father. And hence interpreted all the verses related to miracles in his own way of thinking.

Syed Ahmed eventually created a new religious philosophy and called it Naturalist, and rejected anything that goes against his definition of Human Nature, and he used God’s will to propagate obedience and sincerity for invading masters.

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Published

2022-03-25

How to Cite

Dr. Ume Farwa, and Dr. Zainab Sadiq. 2022. “Syed Ahmed Khan’s Views of the Miracle (An Analytical Critical Study) : آراء سيد أحمد خان في المعجزة (دراسة نقدية تحليلية)”. Al-Īqāẓ (الإيقاظ) 2 (1):01-08. https://www.aleeqaz.org/index.php/aleeqaz/article/view/31.