Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran

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

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 Shiite scholar 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.