What Is the Reliability of the Tafsir Tanwir Al-Miqbas?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


What is the reliability of Tanwir al-Miqbas Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas according to the Ahnaf or the Ulema of other Madhahib?


The companions ‘Abdullah b. ‘Abbas was undoubtedly a major figure in tafsir, but the majority of his narrations are questionable. The tafsir in question uses the narrations of al-Suddi al-Saghir from al-Kalbi – which are the weakest and most problematic narrations of tafsir ascribed to him.

Therefore, it’s safe to say the ascriptions of the narrations to ‘Ibn ‘Abbas are not sound. You’d probably be better of using another reliable tafsir. (Dhahabi, al-Tafsir wa al-Mufassirun)

May Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began studying Arabic Grammar and Morphology whilst studying for a degree in English and History. After graduating, He traveled to Damascus and studied Arabic, Hanafi Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Theology, and Logic with Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman Arjan al-Binsawi, Shaykh Husayn Darwish, Shaykh Muhammad Darwish, the late Shaykh Rashad Shams, and others. He then moved to Amman to continue his studies in those fields, as well as in Tafsir, Quranic Sciences, Hadith Methodology and Commentary, Prophetic Biography, Prophetic Perfections and Traits, Rhetoric, Arabic Literature, and Tajwid. His teachers include Shaykh Ali Hani, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Dr Salah Abu al-Hajj, Dr Mansur Abu Zina, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Shaykh Ahmad Jammal, and others.