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A study of the evolutionary course of making Ummah by Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Meccan Chapters, based on thematic interpretation
Mohammad Reza Ranjbar
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One of the most important undertaking of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) during his mission is making Muslims as a nation. The main point of the article is to examine the course of making Muslims as a nation [loosely nation-building], especially during the time of Mecca. The author, in order to well explain the very developing course, has chosen the framework of Tanzili interpretation, which is based on the chronological order of the revelation of the chapters of the Qur'an. This interpretive style can better explain the formation process of the nation's identity. The nation who would play a major part in building a prophetic state. The most important feature of the nation's identity and authority is the element of belief. The importance of the Meccan Chapters should also be considered from this perspective. Thus, by explaining the components of nation-building, the Holy Qur'an actually explains some of the processes of nation-building. The most important undertaking in building the ummah, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had, was to explain those fundamental values of Islam in the light of the Quran and its interpretation that were closely related to the formation of Islamic Ummah.
Keywords: Socio-political verses, One nation, making Ummah [nation-building], Tanzili interpretation.  
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/25 | Accepted: 2019/03/5 | Published: 2020/05/27

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