As the topic of tafsir was covered in complete depth in the previous lecture, it is most appropriate that we delve into one of the most discussed topics…
Tafsir literally originates from the Arabic word “fassara” – a term which is used when an object or topic is dissected. Allamah Tabatabai (ra) expounded…
Lecture 17 in the Ramadaan series: EXPLORING THE SHIA APPROACH TO THE QURAN Sunday 10 June 2018 (25 Ramadaan 1439) at the Ahlul Bait (a.s) Masjid, Ottery, Cape Town delivered by Mowlana Syed Aftab Haider. In our previous discussion we had completed our presentation in relation to Abrogation in the Quran. The next very important […]
Tonight we will deal with a new, yet related chapter which is also a very important topic and that is the issue of “Abrogation in Quran” or “Naskh”
We are now going to focus this discussion on some of the doubts and issues which are raised by certain elements regarding the distortion of the Holy Quran.
The NATURE of the Holy Quran is that there is no room for distortion. It is not at all vulnerable or flexible.
If we look at the history of previous Prophets (a.s), then we see they came and received revelation / wahi from God. Books like Zabur (Psalms), Tawrah, Injeel,
The next very, very important discussion is about Sunni versus Shia understanding of the 7 Qira’ah. At the end of the third century, ibn Mujahid
In this discussion, we will delve deeper into understanding the Shia approach to the different Qira’ah
The opinion of the Ahlul Bait (a.s) on this standard version of the Holy Quran (established by the third Caliph) was affirmative.