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Forum Home > The Fundamentals of Tafseer > 2.4 Tafseer: The Reported Differences in Tafseer

Saddiqua Muhammad Black bint Elijah
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Rabi-al'Awwal 1439/November 2017

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The differences in Tafseer that have been reported and transmitted are categorized into three main categories. They are:

The first category is simply a difference in wording, and not in meaning, that has been reported (from some of the companions, students of the companions, or scholars). This type of difference has no negative effect on the actual meaning of the verse. An example would be the verse:

"And your Lord has decreed (qadhaa) that you worship none but Him." Surah al-Israa, 17:23

Ibn Abbas (the famous Companion of Tafseer) explained the Arabic word "qadhaa" to mean "commanded." Mujaahid (a famous student of the Companions known for his Tafseer) explained it as "advised," while ar-Rabee' ibn Anas said it means "obligated."

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November 25, 2017 at 1:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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