Islamic Studies Class B

from The Principles of Tafsir

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Jumadal Awwal 1440/January 2019

Tuesday/Thursday Alternate Schedule of Subjects for Islamic Studies Class B Advanced

From the Introduction to the Principles of Tafsir by Shaykhal Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) and Explained by Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullah)

Pg. 59:

Their statement: ‘This verse was revealed due to such and such’ can sometimes mean that this was the reason the verse was revealed.

The author often digresses in his books. Here, he has digressed in order to mention the different expressions used when discussing the reasons for revelation (asbab al-nuzul). They are of three types:

  1. The first expression is: ‘such and such happened, so the following was revealed.’
  2. The second expression which may be used: ‘The reason such and such verse (ayat) was revealed was because of such and such.’
  3. The third expression: ‘The verse (ayat) was revealed due to such and such.’

The second of the three expressions is explicit in mentioning the reason. The first is also apparent in its reference to the reason of revelation even if it is not explicit. The third expression is probable; it can either be referring to the meaning of the verse or the reason for the revelation.

Hence, the three types of expressions which are used to describe the reason for the revelation of a verse can be classed as: explicit, apparent, and probable.

Continued explanation on Thursday in shaa’Allah

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