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  Al-Mizan Tafseer




Verses 183-185
Verse  186
Verse  187
Verse 188
Verse 189
Verses 190-195
Verses 196-203
Verses 204-207
Verses 208-210
Verses 211-212
Verse 213
Verse 214
Verse 215
Verses 216-218
Verses 219-220
Verse 221
Verses 222-223


In The Name of Allah, the Beneficent and the Most Merciful

English Volume 3

  Select the verses covered under this volume from the list below

Features of Volume 3:

The tafseer of Surah al-Baqarah continues in the third volume with the exposition of verses 183-185 and the volume ends with the commentary of verses 222-223 of the same Surah.

The discussions of this volume are concerning the following subjects:

The revelation of the Qur'an in the month of Ramadan and on the Night of Power (laylat al-qadr) with special emphasis on its stage by stage revelation; meaning of du'a'-supplication; private ownership as one of the permanent social institutions; jihad, as enjoined by the Qur'an; the social necessity of defense; mut'ah (temporary marriage); hajj-generality of its laws; the problem of raj'ah (resurrection) and refutation of the doubts expressed by some people against it. There is a comprehensive discussion about the reality of human existence, and the history of mankind, the origin of human existence and general human characteristics, emergence of differences among human beings, human life in the Hereafter and other such issues have been fully investigated. 'Allamah Tabataba'I has expressed his scholarly opinion regarding these issues and analyzed them with remarkable insight.

There is a significant discussion regarding the problem of prophethood, which has been discussed from various angles, such as the Qur'anic, philosophical and social.

Allamah Tabataba'I has also analyzed in detail the purport of the verse:

"….And whoso becomes a renegade and dies in his disbelief: such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and Hereafter…." (2:217)

With reference to this verse, he has dealt with the problem of the futility of actions. In this context he has discussed the Qur'anic injunctions concerning the acts and other related problems at a high academic level and estimated them carefully.