The al-Hurufat al-Muqatta`at (The Isolated Letters) - historical, annotated bibliography.

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al-Hurufat al-Muqaṭṭa`a  ("The Isolated Letters of the Qur'ān") - Historical, annotated  bibliography.)

 

Stephen Lambden UC Merced

2006 In Progress

In this and related webpages a chronologically arranged synopsis of major Sunni and Shi`i interpretations of select al-Ḥurūfāt al-Muqaṭṭa`a (Qur'anic `isolated letters') prefixed to 29 Suras of the Qur'an will be set down. Before 29 of the 114 (= 6x19) chapters (sūras) of the Qur'ān, `isolated', `detached' or `disconnected' (muqaṭṭa'a) letters are found; they are single letters of the Arabic alphabet set down in varying numbers. Either single letters or groups of between 2 and 5 letters are recorded at the outset or beginning of 29 chapters of the Qur'ān. Fourteen different Arabic letters are used in this way, e.g. "N" (sūra 68), "T.S" (sūra 27), "A.L.M" (sūras 10, 11, 12, 14, 15). In the following paragraphs the focus will largely be upon interpretations of the first 3 isolated letters الم  "A"-"L"-"M" (in Surat al-Baqara Q. 2:1a, etc) as variously expounded throughout Islamic history by such commentators as are chronologically listed below. It will be seen that is something of a unity of interpretation as well as a considerable diversity. Some respected or authoritative interpretations are repeated from commentator to commentator others are new or unique to a particular exegete. Only succinct annotated translations can  be included here... 

Ibn `Abbās, `Abd-Allāh  (d. c. 68 / 687), 

Tafsir attributed to the paternal fīrst cousin of the prophet Muhammad, the 'Father of Tafsir'...

Veccia Vaglieri, L. ``Abd Allāh b. al-'Abbās.' in EI2 1:40-1.;

On ascription and authenticity see Rippin cited above on al-Fīrūzābādī. 

  • Tafsīr Ibn `Abbās.. Şaḥīfa `Alī b. Abī Ṭalḥa `an Ibn `Abbās fī tafsīr al-Qur'ān al-Karīm. Beirut: Mu'assat al-Kutub al-Shaqāfīyya. 1411/1991. *  

  • Tanwīr  al‑miqbās min tafsīr Ibn `Abbās. Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-`Ilmiyya, 1412/1992 (664pp.). *

  • Gharīb al-Qur'ān, ēd. Muhammad 'Abd al-Rahīm, Beirut 1993

Ḥasan al-Baṣrī  (d.110/728).

 al-Ḥibarī,  `Abū `Abd-Allāh al-Kufī  al-Husayn ibn Hakam ibn Muslim (d. 686 /1287)

  • Tafsīr al-Ḥibarī, Ed. Sayyid Muhammad Rida' al-Ḥusaynī. al-Jalali. Beirut: Mu`assassah Āl al-Bayt li'l-Ihya' al-Turath, 1408/1987.*

Ja'far al-Ṣādiq (d.145/765) - the sixth (twelver) Shī`ī Imam.

An important though little studied major fountainhead of Imami Shī`ī hadith and Tafsīr traditions treasured by Sufī s and others.

"Editions of separate Qur’an commentaries are available for Ja`far al-Sādiq (Nwyia, 1968a), Nūrī (Nwyia, 1968b), Ibn`Atā’ (Nwyia, 1973, pp. 23–182) and Hallāj (Massignon, 1968, pp. 359–412). These four tafsīrs have been reproduced (with Nwyia’s original French introductions to his editions of the commentaries by Ja`far al-Sādiq and Ibn ‘Atā’ translated into Persian) in Pūrjavādī (1369, pp. 1–292)... " (Rostom, Mohammed in `Forms of Gnosis in Sulamī’s Sufi Exegesis of the Fātiha' in Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2005),  p. 336. fn.4.

  • al-Tafsīr al-Sūfī li'l-Qur'ān  `ind al-Ṣādiq... Beirut:  Dār al-Andalus, 1979.  272pp.*
  • Kāmil al-Tafsir al-Sufi al-`Irfani li'l-Qur'an. ed Dr. `Ali Za`ur. Paris: Dar al-Bouraq, 272 + iv pp. N.d.*
  • Kitab al-Taqsim fi Ta`bir al-Hulm (Tafsir al-nafsi al-jasadi wa'l-sufi al-akhlaqi lil-hulm wa'l-ramz wa'l-muqaddas. ed Dr. `Ali Za`ur. Paris: Dar al-Bouraq, 2004. 497pp. *

Muqātil  ibn Sulayman (d. Basra 150 /767).

= Abū’l-Ḥasan Muqātil  ibn Sulayman ibn Basir  al-Azdī al-Balkhī [al-Khurāsānī]

 Ibn al-Nadim, 179; Ta'rikh Baghdad XIII: 161,3; Sezgin GAS 1:36-7. Possibly a Zaydī (Shī`ī) commentator and theologian.

  • تفسير مقاتل بن سليمان

  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān, 5 vols. ed. 'Abdullah Maḥmud Shiḥāta, 5 vols. Cairo, 1969 .*

  • Tafsīr Muqātil b. Sulayman. Edited by 'Abdallah Mahmūd Shihāta. 5 vols. Cairo: al-Hay'ah al-Mişriyyah al-'Āmmah lil-Kitāb, 1979.
    Tafsīr Muqātil b. Sulaymān. Ed. `Abd‑Allāh Maḥmūd Shiḥāta . 4+1 vols. Cairo: 1979‑1988.*

  • al-Tafsīr, ed. 'Abdallāh Maḥmūd Shihāta, 5 vols., Cairo 1980-7
  • Tafsīr Muqātil b. Sulaymān. 5 vols. ed. 'Abdullah Maḥmud Shihāta. Beirut: Mu`assat al-Tārīkh al-`Arabī. 1423/2002.*  
  • Tafsīr Muqātil b. Sulaymān. ed. `Abd-Allāh Maḥmūd Shiḥāta 5 vols. Beirut: Mu`assat al-Tārīkh al-`Arabī. 1423/2003.
  • Tafsīr Muqātil b. Sulaymān. ed. Ahmad Farid Mazidi 3 vols. Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya,  1423/2003 (1504pp.).
  • al-Ishāra wa'l-nazā'ir fī'l-qur'ān al-karīm li-Muqātil b. Sulaymān al-Balkhī. ed.  'Abdullah Maḥmud Shihāta. Beirut:  Dār al-Gharīb  2001.
  • al-Ashbāh wa'l-nagaïr' fī’ l-Qur'ān al-karīm, ed. 'Abdallāh Maḥmūd Shihāta, Cairo: al-Hay`at al-Miṣriyyat al-`Amma li'l-Kitab, 1395/1975. 

al-`Askarī, al-Ḥasan ibn `Ali (d. c. 260/874).

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The 11th Imam of the twelver Shi`ites and the alleged father of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi.

See Brockelmann, GAL 1:333; Goldziher, Richt., 278; Gacek, ALB 1996:201.

تفسيرالإمام العسكري

  • Tafsīr al-`Askari. Mss. Brit. Mus. Or. 5582.  Check.

  • Tafsīr al-`Askari. Tehran Lithograph 1268/1851-2. ?

  • Tafsīr al-`Askari, in the Margins of Tafsir al-Qur'an of `Ali Ibn Ibrahim al-Qumi. Lithograph [Tabriz?] by Hasan ibn Muhammad Amin al-Karamrudi. al-Tabrizi. Karkhanah-i Ahmad Aqa and `Ali Aqa  Ramadan 1315/1898.  (pp.332+21). See Gacek ALB 1996: Nos.361 and 362.

  • Tafsīr al-`Askari. Lucknow:  ?.

  • Tafsīr al-`Askari [attributed to the 11th Imam Ḥasan] al-`Askarī. Qumm: ADD., 1409/ 1988-9.10410

  • URL = http://www.ahl-ul-bait.org/newlib/Quran/Al_Emam_Al_Askari/index1.htm

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al-Ḥallaj : al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr / Abū Manṣūr al-Ḥallāj  (executed. 309 /922)

  • حقائق التفسير او، خلق خلائق القرآن والاعتبار :
  • Ḥaqāʼiq al-tafsīr  aw khalq khalāʼiq al-Qurʼān wa-al-iʻtibār. Cairo: Maktabat Madbūlī, 2006.
  • Tafsir in Massignon, 1968, pp. 359–412
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al-Ṭabarī, Abū  Ja`far Muhammad b. Jarīr  (d. 310/923).

al-Ṭabarī, Abū  Ja`far Muhammad b. Jarīr, (d. 310/923)

A massive, early Sunni Tafsīr work that has been of foundational importance for many subsequent Qur'ān commentators.

  • Jāmi` al-bayān fī tafsīr al-Qur'ān. On the margins: Al-Nīsâburī, Gharā'ib al-Qur'ān wa ragā'ib al-Furqān]. 30 vols. in 10 and an index vol. Ed. Muhammad al-Zahri al-Ghamrawï. Cairo: Matba`at al-Maymaniyya, 1321/1903. Includes in margin the commentary of Muhammad ibn Husayn al-Nishabūrī. 

  • Jāmi’ al-bayān fî tafsīr al-Qur’ân. 30 vols. in 12  [Cairo] Bulaq: Amriyya, 1323-29/1905-1911. Includes in margin the commentary of Muhammad ibn Husayn al-Nishaburi.

  • Jami' al-bayan `an tajwĩl al-Qur'an. 30 vols, in 12. Edited by Muṣṭafa al-Saqqā. Cairo: Muṣṭafa al-Bābī al-Halabī, 1373-6/1954-7.
  • Jāmi' al-bayān fī  ta'wīl al-Qur'ān. 15 vols. Beirut:  Dār al-Fikr, 1408/1988. *
  • Tafsīr al-qur'ān al-aẓīm. Cairo: Dār al-kutub al-`Arabiyya al-kubrā, 1329/1911*
  • Tafsir al-Qur'an al-`Azim: Shaykh al-`Arifin al-Imam al-Tustari, al-mutawaffā 283 H. Beirut (?): al-Dar al-Thaqafiyah lil-Nashr; al-Tab`ah, 2002.  ISBN-10: 9773390578 + ISBN-13: 978-9773390570. (319pp.).
  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān. ed. Hashim al-Rasul al-Maḥallātī. 2 vols. Qumm: Chapkhanah-yi `Ilmiyya. 1380-1/   Tehran 1380/1961. *

  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān. ed. Hashim al-Rasul al-Maḥallātī. 2 vols. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`la. 1380-1/  1411/1991. *

  • Tafsīr al-Ayyāshī, 2 vols. Beirut: ADD., XXXX/200X

  • Tafsir al-Qur'an of `Ali Ibn Ibrahim al-Qummi. Lithograph [Tabriz?] by Hasan ibn Muhammad Amin al-Karamrudi. al-Tabrizi. Karkhanah-i Ahmad Aqa and `Ali Aqa  Ramadan 1315/1898.  (pp.332+21). Has the Tafsir of the 11th Imam Ḥasan al-`Askarī in the margin. See Gacek ALB 1998: Nos. 361 and 362.
  • Tafsīr al-Qummi, ed. al-Sayyid Tayyib al-Musawi al Jaza 'iri, 2 vols. Najaf: Matba'at al-Najaf, 1386/1966..
  • Tafsīr, ed. Tayyib al-Mūsāwī al-Jazā'irī, 2 vols., Najaf : Maktabat al-Huda, 1387/1967  
  • Tafsīr al-Qummi, ed. Tayyib al-Mūsāwī al-Jazā'irī, 2 vols., Beirut: XXX., 1968.
  • Tafsīr al-Qummi. Edited by al-Sayyid Ţayyib al-Jazā'irī. 2 vols. Qumm: Mu'assasah  Dār al-Kitāb lil-Tibā'ah wa al-Nashr, 1404/1984.
  • Tafsīr al-Qummi, 2 vols. Qumm: Dal al-Hujjat,  2005. 883pp.  ISBN: 9649658823. 
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  • Majmu`ah-yi  Athar-i Abi  `Abd al-Rahman Sulami...ed. Nasr Allah Purjavadi.  Tehran: Markaz-i Nashr-i Danishgahi, 1368/1989.  

  • www.al-ilmiyah.com   info@al-ilmiyah.com.
  • Majmū`a-yi āthār Abū `Abd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī, vol. 1, ed. Naṣr Allāh Pūrjavādī . Tehran: Markaz-i Nāsher-i Dāneshgāhī).
  • The Minor Qur’ān Commentary of Abū `Abd ar-Raḥmān Muhammad b. al-Ḥusayn as-Sulamī, ed. G. Böwering . Beirut: Dār el-Machreq 1995.
  • Tafsīr al-Sulaymī wa huwa haqā'iq al-tafsīr. 2 vols. ed. Sayyid `Imran. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya, 1321/2001. ISBN 2-7451-3164-8.  This edition is apparently "based on late and corrupted" mss. (Rostum 2005: 336 fn.3).
  • Jawahir al-Qur’ān. Dar al-Kutub al-`ilmiyya. ADD/ADD.
  • Nahwa Tafsir mawḍu`i li-suwar al-Qur'an al-karīm. Cairo: Dar al-Shurūq, XXXX/1992 (155pp.).
  • Nahwa Tafsir mawḍu`i li-suwar al-Qur'an al-karīm. Cairo: Dar al-Shurūq, 4th ed. XXXX/2000 (552pp.).
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  • K. Arba`īn = Kitāb al-arba`īn fī uṣūl al-dīn. Beirut: Dār al-Jīl. 1408/1988.
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  • Ihyḥa ‘ulūm al-dīn (“The Revival of Religious Sciences”) ADD
  • al-Maqṣad al-Asnā, fi Sharḥ ma`ānī asmā' Allāh al-ḥusnā. Cairo: Taqaddum Press, 1322/1904.
  • al-Maqṣad al-Asnā, fi Sharḥ asmā' Allāh al-ḥusnā. ed + introd. Fadlou Shehadi, Beirut: Dar el-Machreq, 1983 (liv+208 pp.)
  • al-Ghazalī on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God, trans. David B. Burrell and Nazih Daher, Islamic Text Society , 1993 / 0946621314
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  • Mishkat al-anwār. (ed.) Abū `Alā `Afífī) Cairo: Dār al-Qaymíya li'l-abā`a wa'l-Nashara, 1383/1964.
  • Mishkat al-anwār ("The Niche for Lights"). trans. W.H.T Gairdner. Rep. Lahore: Sh. Muhammad Ashraf. 1952 
  • Iḥyā' 'ulūm al-dīn , Cairo, 1312/1894.
  • Iḥyā' 'ulūm al-dīn . Cairo: Lajnat Nashr al-Thaqāfiyya  al-Islamiyya, Cairo, 1356/1937.
  • Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols (1+4). Beirut: Dār al-Ma`rifa,  1402/1982. *
  • Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya,  ADD/ADD. Vol. 5 includes Commentory in the form of al-Mughni 'an Haml al-asfar fi takhrikh al-Ihya)..
  • Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Arqam,  200?/ADD.
  • Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 2 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Ma`rifa,  200?/ADD. Includes the Kitab Awarif al-Marif by al-Suhrawardi.
    Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols. ed. Muhammad Sulayman, Osamah Amurah. Beirut: Dar al-Fikr al-Mu'asir:    5 vols. set
  •  تفسير كشف الاسرار

  • Kashf al-asrār wa`uddat al-abrār [The Unveiling of he Mysteries and the Preparation of the Pious], 10. vols ed. `Alī Asghar Ḥikmat.  Tehran: Intishārāt Dānishgāhī, 1952-1960.*

  • Rawḥ al-jinān wa-rūḥ al-janān fī  Tafsīr al-Qur'ān, 20 vols., ed. Dr. Muhammad Jafar Yahaqqi + Dr. Muhammad Mihdi Nassih. Mashhad : Intisharat-i Astan-i quds-i Razawi. 1371-5/1992-6. *

  • Mafatīḥ al-Asrār wa Maṣābīḥ al-Abrār [Persian Facsimile editon in 2 vols. covering Sūrat al-Fatiha and Baqara Q.  Surahs 1-2]. Tehran: Markaz-i Intishār-i Nushakh-i Khaṭṭī  ( = Centre for the Publication of Manuscripts). Facsimile edition of the Unique Manuscript at the Library of the Islamic Consultative Assembly  or Bunyād-i Farhang-i Irān. Introduction by `Abd al-Husayn Ha'iri and Indices by Parviz Akhka'i,  1989 CE/1409 AH/1368Sh.  (Vol. 1 = 26pp +1-240 pp. + vol.2 = pp. 241-434 + Index = pp. 869-913). Hugely important partially extant Persian Tafsir dating to 540/1145.
  • Tafsīr al-Shahrastānī, Mafatīḥ al-Asrār wa Maṣābīḥ al-Abrār, [Keys to the Mysteries and Lamps for the Pious] ed. Muhammad `Alī Ādharshab. Tehran: Iḥyā-i Kitāb, Daftar-i Nashr-i Miras-i Maktub, 1997.*
  •  Majma' al-bayān fī tafīr al-Qur'ān.  6 vols. Mat`ba`at  Saydā' [Sidon, Lebanon]: Maṭba`at al-`Irfān,  1333-56/1914-37.

  • Rep. 1914>  4 Vols. Qumm : al-Maktabat Shihab al-Din al-Husayni, Ayat-Allah al-Mar`ashi al-Najafī   *

  • Majma' al-bayān fī tafīr al-Qur'ān, intr. Muḥsin al-Amīn al-Ḥusaynī al-'Āmilī, 30 vols, in 6, Beirut 1380/1961

  • Majma' al-bayān fī  tafsīr al-qur'ān, 6 vols. Beirut:  Dār Maktabat al-Ḥayat, 1380. *
  • تفسير الصافي
  • al-Ṣāfī Tafsīr kalām Allāh al-wāfī  Lithograph calligraphed by  Muhamnad Riḍā ibn Amīr ibn `Abd-Allāh  al-Ṭayyib al-Khwānsārī , 1282/1865-6. Printed  in Persia by Muhammad Baqir al-Khwānsārī al-Tihrani in 1286/1869  (495pp.) . See Brockelmann GAL Supp. II:584; Tehrani, al-Dhari`a 15 (19); Gacek ALB [1996] No. 307 p.166.
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  • al-Ṣāfī fī Tafsīr kalām Allāh al-wāfī  Lithograph 1283/1866. (folio, 494pp.) As above?
  • Tafsīr al-Ṣāfī  ed. Husayn al-A`lami, Beirut: Mu`assasat al-A`lami, 1379/1959.
  • al-Ṣafī fī tafsīr kalām Allāh al-wafī, ed. Husayn al-A'lamī, 5 vols., Beirut: ADD., 1399/1979. *

  • Tafsīr al-ṣāfī.  5 Vols., ed. Shaykh Ḥusayn al-A`lam. Mashhad: Sa`āda.  n.d.*
  • Mafātīḥ al-Ghayb al-mushtahir bi'l-Tafsīr al-kabīr,  ?  vols. Cairo, 1286/1869.
  • al-Tafsīr al-kabīr... 8 vols. Bulaq: xxxxx., 1279-1289/ 1862-1872.
  • al-Tafsīr al-kabir (The Extensive Commentary), (3rd printing) Beirut:  Dār al-Ihya al-Turath al-`Arabi, 32 vols in 16. n.d. *
  • Tafsīr-i kabir-i Mafātīḥ al-Ghayb, Persian trans.  `Ali  Asghar Ḥalabi,  Tehran : Intishārāt-i Aṣāṭīr , 1371/XXX. / vol. 4 1378/ 1999. only*
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  • أحكام البسملة وما يتعلق بها من الأحكام والمعاني وإختلاف العلماء
  • Aḥkām al-basmalah wa-mā yataʻallaqu bi-hā min al-aḥkām wa-al-maʻānī wa-ikhtilāf al-ʻulamāʼ . Būlāq, Cairo : Maktabat al-Qurʼān, 1988.
  • Sharh asma' Allah al-husná lil-Razi : wa-huwa al-kitab al-musammá lawami al-bayyinat sharh asma' Allah Ta`alá wa'al-sifat. ed. Sa`d, Taha `Abd al-Ra`uf, Cairo: Maktabat al-Kulliyyat al-Azhariyya, 1396/ ADD. 396pp.
  • Traité sur les Noms Divins, trans and commentary M. Gloton, 2 vols. Paris: Devy,  1986. *

  • Lawāmi` al-bayinnāt fī asmā' Allāh wa'l-ṣifāt (The Perspicuous Brilliances regarding the Names of God and the Attributes"). This work contains a section on the ism Allāh al-a`ẓam

  • Sirr al-maktum fī mukhaṭabāt al-nujum ("The Sealed Mystery about the addressers of the Stars"), a work about Talismans and astral magic including reference to the 7 sigla constituting the al-ism al-a`zam or Mightiest Name of God.

  • Traité sur les Noms Divins, trans and commentary M. Gloton, 2 vols. Paris: Devy,  1986. *

  • Sāḥirat al-ṭarf fī al-istiʻādhah wa'l-basmalah wa'l-ism wa'l-ḥarf   ed. Muḥammad Muḥammad Fahmī ʻUmar.  al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah : Maktabat Dār al-Zamān, 2006.
  • al-Futūḥāt al-makkiyya, Cairo, 1329/1911,/ Beirut: Dar Sadir ADD vol.
  • al-Fuṭūḥāt al-Makkiyya. Ed. O. Yaḥyā. Cairo:al-Hay`a al-Miṣriyya al-`Amma li’l-kitāb. 1972 (ongoing 14+ vols.),1405/1985.
  • Les Illuminations de La Mecque. The Meccan Illuminations. al-Fuṭḥhât al-Makkiyya. Textes choisis / Selected Texts présentés et traduits de l'arabe en français ou en anglais sous la direction de Michel Chodkiewicz, avec la collabo- ration de William C. Chittick, Cyrille Chodkiewicz, Denis Gril et James W. Morris. Ouvrage publié avec le concours de The Rothko Chapel. Paris: Sindbad, 1988.
  • The Tafsīr commonly printed under Ibn al`Arabi's name is actually the work of his disciple `Abd al‑Razzāq al‑Kashānī (d. 1330?). e.g. -- as also below on al-Kashani
  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān al-karīm. 2 Vols . Edited by Mustafa Ghalib. Beirut:  Dār al-Andalus, 1399/1978 . *
  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān al-karīm [ Tafsīr Ibn `Arabi on cover ], 2 vols. Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-'Ilmiyya, 1422/2001.*
  • Insha Kitāb Inshā’ al-dawā’ir. `Ālam al-Fikr. n.d.
  •  `Ajā'ib al-`Irfān fī Tafsīr ījāz al-bayān fī tarjamah `an al-Qur'ān ("The exegesis of Surat al-Baqara"), ed. `Āṣim Ibrahim al-Kayālī, Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya, 1428/2007. 304pp.
  • al-Jāmi` li-ahkām al-Quran, 20 parts in 10, Cairo, 1369/1950.
  • al-Jāmi' li-aḥkām al-Qur'ān, 20 vols.  Cairo:  Dār al-Kātib al-'Arabi, 1387/1967..
  • al-Jāmi' li-aḥkām al-Qur'ān,  21 vols. in  11, Beirut:  Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya, n.d. (c. 1408/1988.)
  • Tafsir Al Qurtubi: Classical Commentary of the Holy Qur'an (vol. 1) Surah al-Fatiha and Surat al-Baqara, 2004.

  • trans.ISBN: 1870582225 ; Sohail Nakhooda (cover design) Publisher: Dar al-Taqwa (2003) Pages: 787 Binding: Hardback
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  • انوار التنزيل واسرار التأويل

  • Anwār al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-ta`wīl  ("The Lights of the Revelation and the Mysteries of the Exegesis [of the Qur'an]")

  • Anwar al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-ta'wīl.. Tafsir al-Bayḍāwī. Beirut: Dar al-Jīl, 1329/1911. (25+815+i pp.).*

  • Bayḍāwī’s commentary of Sûrah 12 of the Qur’ân. Text, accompanied by an interpretative rendering and notes by A. F. L. Beeston. Oxford 1963. ( viii+ 98 pp. + 24pp. Arabic text)

  • Baiḍāwī's commentary on sūrah 12 of the Qur'ān. Text, accompanied by an interpretative rendering and notes by A. F. L. Beeston. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963  + Beirut 1988

  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān al-karīm, 2 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Yaqzah al-'Arabiyya, 1387/1967.  

  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān al-Karīm. 2 Vols . Edited by Mustafa Ghalib. Beirut:  Dār al-Andalus, 1399/1978 . *
  • Tafsīr al-Qur’ān al-karīm lil-Shaykh al-akbar... al-`Allāmah Muḥyi al-Dīn Ibn al-`Arabī, ed. Mustafa  Ghālib, 2 vols., 3rd printing, Beirut, 1401/1981. 

  • Tafsīr al-Qur'ān al-karīm [Tafsīr Ibn `Arabī on cover ], 2 vols. Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-'Ilmiyya, 1422/2001.*
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al-Tustari, Muhammad b. `Abdullah Sahl., (d. 283/986).

Early Sufī  Tafsīr

  •  Jāmi' al-bayān fī  ta'wīl al-Qur'ān. 12 vols. Beirut:  Dār al-Kutub al-'Ilmīyah, 1992. *