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Knowledge of Ibn ‘Abbas in Qur’an

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The Prophet  (صلى الله عليه وسلم) invoked Allah for the benefit of Ibn `Abbas (رضي الله عنه) ,

(O Allah! Teach him Fiqh in the religion and interpretation.)

Fath Al Bari

`Abdullah bin Mas`ud (رضي الله عنه) said,

“Yes, Ibn ‘Abbas (رضي الله عنه) is the interpreter of the Qur’an.”

Tabari, authentic

Al-A’mash said that Abu Wa’il said, “Ali (رضي الله عنه) once appointed ‘Abdullah bin `Abbas (رضي الله عنه) to lead the Haj season. Ibn ‘Abbas gave a speech to the people in which he read and explained Surat Al­ Baqarah (according to another narration,Surat An-Nur) in such a way, that if the Romans, Turks and the Daylam heard him, they would have embraced Islam.”


Muhammad binIshaq narrated that Abban bin Salih said that Mujahid said, “I reviewed the Mushaf with Ibn `Abbas (رضي الله عنه) thrice from beginning toend asking him about each and every Ayah in it.”

Ibn Jarir narrated that Ibn Abi Mulaykah said, “I saw Mujahid asking Ibn `Abbas (رضي الله عنه) about the Tafsir of the Quran while he was holding his tablets (papers). Ibn ‘Abbas (رضي الله عنه) would say to him,Write,’ until Mujahid asked him about the entire Tafstr.” This is why Sufyan Ath-Thawri said, “If the Tafsir reaches you fromMujahid, then it is sufficient for you.”


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May 9, 2011 at 5:11 am

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