The Impact of Materialistic Philosophy on the Modernist Reading of the Holy Quran: A critical Study


  • Maskin Maadh Khaleel College of Islamic Studies, Salahaddin University-Erbil Author
  • Mohammed Abdullah Fathullah Arabic Department, Faculty of Arts, Soran University Author



This research attempts to show the extent of the impact of materialistic philosophy on the modernist reading of the Holy Qur’an, in terms of being a basis for the interpretation of the Quranic text in the discourses of modernists, and in terms of its validity for use as a research method. Through this, it aims to clarify the problems arising from the modernist employment of this philosophy in the Quranic field. The research lists selected models of modernist readings and their interpretations of the Quranic verses, which they tried to explain in the light of the principles, ideas and concepts of materialism, and then discussing and criticizing them, and this is in two demands. The first of them has been devoted to explain the concept of materialistic philosophy and its pillars in a scientific and objective manner, and to clarify the philosophical and scientific gaps in them, and the second has been devoted to present examples of modernist readings based on them and criticize them with rational scientific evidence, then present the findings of the research. In that, he followed the critical analytical approach based on presenting opinions and ideas and then criticizing them. The research reached results, including: materialism was unable to answer fundamental existential questions about the origin of matter and its creator, and to explain the scenes of consistency, accuracy, and purpose in the universe, they also made a mistake when they made from the contradiction the absolute truth in the universe.


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Khaleel, Maskin Maadh, and Mohammed Abdullah Fathullah , trans. 2024. “The Impact of Materialistic Philosophy on the Modernist Reading of the Holy Quran: A Critical Study”. Twejer Journal 6 (2): 1477-1512.