Readership: Students and scholars of Qur'an and Qur'anic Exegesis; students and scholars of the history of Islam.
Edited by Karen Bauer, Research Associate, Qur'anic Studies, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
1: The Aims of Tafsīr
1: Feras Hamza: Tafsīr and Unlocking the Historical Qur'an: Back to Basics?
2: Karen Bauer: The Aims of Tafsīr, According to Introductions, 10th-12th Centuries
3: Walid A. Saleh: The Introduction of al-Basīt of al-Wāḥidī: An Edition, Translation and Commentary
4: Suleiman A. Mourad: Toward a Reconstruction of the Mu'tazilī Tradition of Qur'anic Exegesis: Reading the Introduction of the Tahdhīb of al-Ḥākim al-Jishumī (d. 494/1101)
2: Methods and Sources of Tafsīr
5: Robert Gleave: Early Shi<'i Hermeneutics: Some Exegetical Techniques Attributed to the Shi<'i Imams
6: Andrew Rippin: The Construction of the Arabian Historical Context in Muslim Interpretation of the Qur<'an
7: Roberto Tottoli: Methods and Contexts in the Use of Hadiths and Traditions in Classical Tafsīr Literature: The Exegesis of Q. 21:85 and Q. 17:1
8: Martin Nguyen: Letter by Letter: Tracing the Textual Genealogy of a Sufi Tafsīr
9: Tariq Jaffer: Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī's System of Inquiry: Doubt and the Transmission of Knowledge
10: Ludmila Zamah: Master of the Obvious: Understanding Zāhir Interpretations in Qur'anic Exegesis
11: Stephen Burge: Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī, the Mu'awwidhatān and the Modes of Exegesis
3: Contextualizing Tafsīr
12: Claude Gilliot: A Schoolmaster, Storyteller, Exegete, and Warrior at Work in Khurāsān: al-Daḥḥāk b. Muzāḥim al-Hilālī (d. 106/inc. 29 May 724)
13: Michael E. Pregill: Methodologies for the Dating of Exegetical Works and Traditions: Can the Lost Tafsīr of al-Kalbī be Recovered from Tafsīr Ibn <'Abbās (a.k.a. Al-Wādiḥ)?