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This lecture series, organised by the Qur’anic Studies Unit will continue to explore issues of lexicology in Qur’anic exegesis, bringing together a wide range of scholars from the United Kingdom and Europe, with different expertise.


  • Lecture 8: 'The Use of Lexicography in the Great Qur'anic Commentary of al-Wahidi', Claude Gilliot, University of Aix-en-Provence, 25 May 2011.
  • Lecture 7: 'The Qur'an and its Translators', Stefan Wild, University of Bonn, 12 May 2011.
  • Lecture 6: ‘In search of the meaning of the text: The earliest Qur'anic commentaries’, Kees Versteegh, University of Nijmegen, 4 May 2011.
  • Lecture 5: ‘Al-masa’il al-mulaqqaba: From Qur’aninfo-icon to fiqhinfo-icon Sunni and Shi‘i Tafsir of inheritance verses’, Agostino Cilardo, University of Naples, “L’Orientale”, 13 April 2011.
  • Lecture 4: ‘Lexicology, Aḥadith, Poetry and Tafsir: The Case of falaq (Q113:1)’, Stephen R. Burge, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2 March 2011. More
  • Lecture 3: ‘The Interpretation of Three Qur’anic Terms of Special Interest to Early Renunciants’, Christopher Melchert, University of Oxford, 16 February 2011. More
  • Lecture 2: ‘Lexicological materials in al-Jamiʿ fi ʿlm al-Qurʾan of ʿAli ibn ʿIsa al-Rummani (d. 384/994)’, Alena Kulinich, SOAS, 14 December 2010. More
  • Lecture 1: ‘Paradoxes in Shahrastani’s Lexicological Methodology', Toby Mayer, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 30 November 2010. More


    Related pages on the IIS website:

  • The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir Project
  • Qur'anic Studies: Workshops, Seminars and Conferences