Tafsir-e-Ashari’s Introduction & Its Manifestation in Muzih-ul-Quran (A Research Analysis)

تفسیر اشاری کا تعارف اور موضح القرآن میں اس کے مظاہر (تحقیقی جائزہ)


  • Syed Hafiz Daniyal Ahmad Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Islamia University of Bahawalpur


The Qur'an is the miracle of Allah Almighty, in which people have refined every thought in every age. The Sufis read the Qur'an in their mystical style and derived meanings from it. The tradition of Tafsir Sufi or Tafsir Ashari is very old. This refers to a commentary that is apparently contrary to the meaning of the Qur'an, but is based on subtle hints that do not contradict the spirit of Islam. Scholars of the Qur'an and Tafsir have applied a number of conditions for this, with the exception of which this Tafsir has also been allowed. The first idiomatic translation of the Holy Quran in Urdu language is 'Muzih-ul-Quran'. This translation was done by Shah Abdul Qadir (may Allah have mercy on him), the son of the Scholars’ family of the subcontinent. As well as translating, he also included commentary points in the footnotes. These footnotes also contain Tafsir Ashari. In this article, attention has been paid to the definition of Tafsir-e-Ashari and its conditions as well as the manifestations of Tafsir-e-Ashari in 'Muzih-ul-Quran'. Shah Abdul Qadir (may Allah have mercy on him) has used Tafsir-e-Ashari in various places. These places are illustrated with examples in this article.

Author Biographies

Syed Hafiz Daniyal Ahmad, Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Ph.D Scholar of Islamic Studies, The Islamiya University of Bahawalpur

Dr. Muhammad Ilyas, Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Assistant Professor of Arabic,

The Islamiya University of Bahawalpur