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Interpretation of Surah al-Hamd

The fact is that the exegesis of the Qur’an is not a thing of which one may be able to acquit himself well. In every period of Islamic history the top scholars including both the Sunni and the Shi’ites have compiled a large number of books on this subject. But every scholar has written his book from the […]

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Interpretation of Surah al-Hamd
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    The fact is that the exegesis of the Qur'an is not a thing of which one may be able to acquit himself well. In every period of Islamic history the top scholars including both the Sunni and the Shi'ites have compiled a large number of books on this subject. But every scholar has written his book from the angle with which he was well conversant and has interpreted only one aspect of the Qur'an. Still it cannot be said whether even that aspect has been covered fully. During the past fourteen centuries the gnostics such as Muhyuddin ibn Arabi, Abdur Razzaq Kashani, Mulla Sultan Ali etc. have written excellent commentaries on the Qur'an and dealt well with the subject in which they had specialized. But what they have written is not the exegesis of the Qur'an. At the most it can be said that they have exposed some aspects of it. There are some Qur'anic sciences which are beyond our comprehension. We can understand only one angle or one form of the Qur'an. ...!

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