Al-Burhan fi Tafsir al-Quran or Kitab al-Burhan fi Tafsir al-Quran, popularly known as Tafsir al-Burhan (Arabic: تفسير البرهان‌), is a Shi'a Muslim tafsir (or exegesis of the Quran) written by Syed Hashim bin Sulaiman bin Ismail al Husaini al Bahrani.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The book

There are nearly 14000 exegetical hadiths, narrated from Muhammad's family, collected by some Shi'ah scholars in a number of commentaries well known as Tafasir e Ma'thur (traditional commentaries) in Shi'ah. In the 12th century, most of these traditions were collected in the two large collections entitled Al-Burhan fi Tafsir al-Qur'an, the work of Bahrani.[7]

It is one of the most important Shiism traditionary (rawayi) commentaries in the eleventh and early twelfth century A.H. in Arabic. Its author is Syed Hashim bin Sulaiman bin Ismail al Huseini al Bahrani, the shiism scholar of “traditions believer” (akhbari maslak), commentator, traditionist and author. In this commentary that is in traditional (rawayi) method, he has explained the subjects of religious sciences, narration, prophet news (meaning the accounts of sayings and deeds of Muhammad) and above all, virtues of Imamism Household. Then he has related the hadiths and traditions quoted by household and their relations with Quranic verses, below of it. Al-Burhan commentary has compiled many news and secrets of Quranic sciences in the field of commentary that has been related in the old unknown books. It also has guided the readers to the many traditions that had been hidden for recent commentators.[citation needed]

Book structure

This book contains an introduction and 16 chapters (Bab). In these chapters, explaining the Quranic subjects and commentary viewpoints such as:


  1. ^ The Principles Of Shi'i Tafsir And The Relation Between The Imams(a.s) And The Qur'an
  2. ^ "The Famous Shi'ite Exegetists of the Holy Quran". Archived from the original on 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  3. ^ al-Buran fi Tafsir al-Quran
  4. ^ Kitab al-burhan fi tafsir al-Qur'an by Hāshim ibn Sulaymān Baḥrānī, Chapkhanah-i Āftāb, 1955
  5. ^ "al Burhan fi Tafseer al Quran Vol 1 and 2". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  6. ^ Il?h?, N?r ?Al? (2007-01-18). Knowing the Spirit - Google Books. ISBN 9780791468579. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  7. ^ Methodology of Qur'an Interpretation In Exegetical Hadiths of Shi'ah[permanent dead link]