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VOLUME 2

CONTENTS

Baqarah

Verses 94-99
Verses 100-101
Verses 102-103
Verses 104-105
Verses 106-107
Verses 108-115
Verses 116-117
Verses 118-119
Verses 120-123
Verse 124
Verses 125-129
Verses 130-134
Verses 135-141
Verses 142-151
Verse 152
Verses 153-157
Verses 158
Verses 159-162
Verses 163-167
Verses 168-171
Verses 172-176
Verses 177
Verses 178-179
Verses 180-182




 





English Volume 2

Select the verses covered under this volume from the list below:
 

Features of Volume 2:

The tafseer of Surah al-Baqarah continues in the second volume with the exposition of verses 94-99 and the volume ends with the commentary of verses 180-182 of the same Surah.

The discussions of this volume include the Sabeans; the revival of the dead; metamorphosis; refutation of the doctrine of Sonship of Christ; magic and the obsolete occult sciences; the laying of the foundation of the Holy Ka'bah and the legislation concerning the Qiblah; the meaning and stages of Islam and the Iman; meaning of dhikr (remembrance of God); the world of Barzakh (intermediary stage between death and Resurrection); detachment of the self; morality; dependence of man-made things upon God Almighty; the meaning of love and its relations to God; perpetuity and eternity of punishment; taqlid (spiritual following or imitation in religious matters) and its meaning; the meaning of ibraz (producing or bringing out certain proofs); and lastly the issue of qisas (the law of retaliation) with reference to the objections raised against the laws of qisas and their refutation.

The most important discussion of this volume is on the meaning of "Imamah" - its proofs, and other important issues related to it. Allamah Tabataba'I points out that whenever the Qur’an mentions Imamah, it puts “guidance” side by side – as though Allah was using the latter to explain the former. He says: "...the Imamah is explained, or rather defined, in terms of guidance…the Imamah does not mean any type of guidance; it is the guidance, which emanates from the command of Allah."


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