Theological criticisms of the people of the book in tafsir of al-Qurtubi

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, SOSYAL BİLİMLER ENSTİTÜSÜ, SOSYAL BİLİMLER ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2020

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Muhammet Tarakcı


This work aims to investigate the attitude and criticism towards the People of the Book’s theological beliefs in the work written by the explicator Qurtubi’s “al-Jami’ Ahkam al-Quran.” By separating into the sections, it gives information about the theological beliefs of the People of the Book’s beliefs. In addition, by giving narrations of The Bible regarding issues, it aims to determine reasons of the criticism with a comparative study. The first section of the work reviews the belief of God of Jews and Christians separately. The second section investigates the wrong attitude of Jews towards their prophet after People of the Book’s understanding of prophecy is given. Third section deals with the holy books of the People of the Book and the Islamic idea of corruption of the previous sacred books. The fourth section investigates the belief of the afterlife and angel of People of the Book.