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The Tafsîr of Ibn `Abbâs

Published: 27/08/2011 12:16:00 PM GMT
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Some people on Internet came up with the reference “Tafsîr Ibn `Abbâs”. Did Ibn `Abbas write any commentary of the Qur’ân known as “Tafsîr Ibn `Abbâs”?


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Sheikh Muhammad al-Qannâs

It is well known that `Alî b. Abî Talhah had a copy of the commentary of Ibn `Abbâs which was praised by the scholars for being the best in its attribution of authenticity to Ibn `Abbâs.

Ahmad b. Hanbal said: “There is a manuscript in Egypt of Qur’ânic commentary related by `Alî b. Abî Talhah. If a man were to travel there solely for its purpose, it would not be a major hardship.”

Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalânî writes: “This copy was in the possession of Abû Sâlih, the scribe of al-Layth. It is narrated from Mu’âwiyah b. Sâlih through `Alî b. Abî Talhah through Ibn `Abbâs. Al-Bukhârî has it by way of Abî Sâlih. He (al-Bukhârî) uses it a lot in his Sahîh in what he related from Ibn `Abbâs.”

Al-Suyûtî writes: “The commentary of the Qur’ân that is attributed to Ibn `Abbâs is too considerable to count, coming in various narrations by various means of transmission. One of the good lines of transmission from him is that coming by way of`Alî b. Abî Talhah.”

Source: Islam Today




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