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A Qur’anic tafsir attempts at providing elucidation, explanation, interpretation, or commentary for clear understanding and conviction of God’s will. Principally, tafsir deals with the issues of linguistics, jurisprudence, and theology. There are different characteristics and traditions for each of tafsirs representing respective schools and doctrines, namely Sunni Islam, Shia Islam and Sufism. In its literal meaning, the word refers to interpreting, explaining, expounding, or disclosing. The first examples of tafsir can be traced back to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

As the Qur’an was revealed to him, he recited the verses to his companions, usually explaining their meanings to teach them, as it was one of Muhammad’s responsibilities. Most of the sahabah, including Abu Bakr, refrained from commenting based on their personal views, and only narrated comments by Muhammad. The whole of the Qur’an is interpreted, and narrations are separated from tafsir into separate books and literature. This indicates that tafsir, in its formative age, used to be a special domain within hadith. Another relevant discipline is the science of interpreting the Arabic sentence.

Ilm al-Ma’ani is the science by which one figures the syntax through the meaning of a sentence. General sciences of Islamic theology and Islamic study are also imperative. Ilm al-Aqa’id and Ilm al-Kalam are comprehensive sciences in Islamic theology and philosophy. Other distinctive systems linked with tafsir study including Asbaab al-Nuzul, which is the field by which one learns the circumstances in which an ayah is revealed.

It is important because the meaning of the ayah is more clearly understood once the circumstances in which it was revealed are known. Sometimes, the meaning of an ayah is wholly dependent on its historical background. There are several frames of reference in which tafsir can be categorized. The main issue of framing constitutes its methodology. Tafsir can be broadly divided into two categories from the viewpoint of methodology employed in order to approach the interpretation.

Tafsir bi-al-ma’thur, or commonly known as tafsir bi-al-riwaya, is the method of commenting on the Qur’an using traditional sources. Tafsir bi-al-riwaya connotes tafsir using another portion of the Qur’an, or sayings of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, or saying of his companions. The most authoritative source of the interpretation is the Qur’an itself. Interpretation of the Qur’an employing other Qur’anic reference is very common because of the close interrelatedness of the verses of the Qur’an with one another. The Qur’anic verses explain and interpret one another, which leads many to believe that it has the highest level of authenticity. Many verses or words in the Qur’an are explained or further clarified in other verses of the Qur’an.

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