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S. Qidwai, Commenting on a Commentary: An Account of Scientific Theories Discussed in Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s Muhammadan Commentary on the Holy Bible
November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us for our November Colloquialism, in which Sarah Qidwai will be speaking:
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s (1817-1898) religious commentary The Muhammadan
Commentary on The Holy Bible (Tabyin-ul-Kalam), published in 1865, is an
analysis of the Old and New Testament from the perspective of a Muslim,
with references to verses in the Qur’an. Buried in this text are some of
Sir Syed’s views on issues such as the shape of the Earth, and the origin of
life on earth. This talk will explore how Sir Syed examined religious issues
alongside scientific theories, and how he argued that these theories were
compatible with the Qur’an.