Al-Durr Al-Manthur Fi Tafsir Bil-Ma'thur (Arabic: الدر المنثور في التفسير بالماثور), The Scattered Pearls: Intertextual Exegesis, is an authoritatve Sunni tafsir (exegesis or commentary of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam), written by the prominent Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti d. 911 AH (1505 AD), who also authored the Tafsir al-Jalalayn. The exegesis explains each passage of the Qur'an by the reports and narrations from Muhammad, his Companions and the immediate generations following the Companions. Suyuti compiled all the reports and narrations that he could gather for each particular passage - even contradictory reports, as can be seen in the narrations gathered explaining verse 33:33:
|“||Ibn Abi Hatim and Ibn 'Asakir have related from 'Ikrimah, May Allah be pleased with him, from Ibn 'Abbas, May Allah be pleased with him and his father, that he said on the Qur'anic verse [Surely, Allah desires only to remove the impurity from you, O People of the Household]: It was revealed about the wives of the Prophet - peace be upon him - specifically.
And Ibn Sa'd related from 'Urwah - May Allah be pleased with him - that he said: [Surely, Allah desires only to remove the impurity from you, O People of the Household], meaning the wives of the Prophet, peace be upon him.
And Ibn Mardawaih related from Um Salamah, Mother of the Believers, that she said:
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- Al-Durr al-Manthoor, under commentary of the verse 33:33. The mentioned are selected narrations from the chapter, selected to highlight the contradictive nature of the narrations.
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