Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran

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For the Shaykh Tabarsi's exegesis of The Qur'an, see Majma' al-Bayan.

Part of the series on
Quranic exegesis

Most famous

Tanwir al-Miqbas (~800)
Tafsir al-Tabari (~922)
Tafsir al-Kabir (1149-1209).
Tafsir al-Qurtubi (~1273)
Tafsir ibn Kathir (~1370)
Tafsir al-Jalalayn (1460–1505)
Maariful Quran (1897–1976)

Tafsir Imam al-Sadiq (~750)
Tafsir Ayyashi (~920)
Tafsir Qomi (~920)
Al-Tibbyan Fi Tafsir al-Quran (<1067)
Majma al-Bayan (~1150)
Makhzan al-Irfan (1877–1983)
Tafsir al-Mizan (1892–1981)

Haqā'iq al-Furqān

Sunni tafsir

Tafsir al-Baghawi
Tafsir al-Kabir
Dur al-Manthur

Shi'a tafsir

Tafsir Furat Kufi (~900)
Tafsir Safi (<1680)
Al-Burhan Fi Tafsir al-Quran
Holy Quran (puya)
Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran

Mu'tazili tafsir


Ahmadi tafsir

Haqā'iq al-Furqān
The English Commentary of the Holy Quran


Asbab al-nuzul

Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran (The Elucidation of the Exegesis of The Qur'an and sometimes entitled The Prolegomena to the Quran) is a tafsir by the one of the most influential Twelver Shia Islamic scholars (marja') of 20th century Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei.[1]

The book consists of Quranic sciences topics such as Miracle, Distortion (Tahrif) and also commentary of the opening verse (Al-Fatiha). The book is a compilation of the authors lectures at the theology school of Najaf. The book is inspired by Kalami subjects of the author's teacher Allameh Balaghi specially those mentioned in his book “Aalaelrahman”. The book has been cited by Sunni scholars.[2]

Topics covered[edit]

  • Introduction (brief explanation of commentation style)
  • Miracle and magic
  • Different recitation methods
  • On the integrity of Quran
  • Abrogatoin (naskh)


  1. ^ "The Principles Of Shi'i Tafsir And The Relation Between The Imams(a.s) And The Qur'an". 1983-06-16. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Tahoor Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2014-01-26.