The Principles Of Tafsîr Of The Qur'ân

From Ibn cAbbâs: Allah's Messenger(P) said: "He who says (something) concerning the Qur'ân without knowledge, he has taken his seat of fire"

The principles of tafsîr is very important in understanding the methodlogy involved in exegesis of the Qur'ân. In this section, we will present brief outline of methodlogy and various kinds of tafsîr.

Interpreting The Text Of The Qur'ân

The below material is taken from Ahmad von Denffor's cUlum al-Qur'ân. This is the Chapter 6 taken from Ibrahîm Shafi's page.

Tafsîr, Its Kinds & Principles

Tafsîr & Ta'wil

Why Is It Important?

A Warning

Basic Conditions

Grades Of Sources

Kinds Of Tafsîr

Tafsîr bi-l-riwâya

Tafsîr bi'l-ra'y

Tafsîr bi-l-ishâra

Differences In Tafsîr



The Tafsîr Literature

Contemporary Tafsîr Literature


The below material is from the book An Introduction To The Principles Of Tafseer by Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah. This discusses the correct approach to the tafsîr of the Qur'ân, the first and foremost principle of tafsîr being that of the Qur'ân by the Qur'ân itself. This principles is also discussed above in Ahmad von Denffor's cUlum al-Qur'ân under the heading The Qur'ân explained by the Qur'ân.

How Tafseer Is Performed? ( From The Book An Introduction To The Principles Of Tafseer (Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah © 1993 al-Hidaayah)

Context and Internal Relationships: Keys To The Qur'ânic Exegesis


Tafsîr Of Various Verses Of The Qur'ân

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