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, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm Abū Isḥāḳ al-Nīsābūrī, Ḳurʾān exegete and collector of stories, d. Muḥarram 427/November 1035. Al-T̲h̲aʿlabī is famous today for two works. His massive tafsīr , al-Kas̲h̲f wa ’l-bayān ʿan tafsīr al-Ḳurʾān , remains unpublished except for the bibliographical introduction (ed. I. Goldfeld, Quranic commentary in the Eastern Islamic tradition of the first four centuries of the hijra: an annotated edition of the preface to al-T̲h̲aʿlabī’s “Kitāb al-kas̲h̲f wa ’l-bayān ʿan Tafsīr al-Qurʾān” , Acre 1984). The work raised concerns in the past for …

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Rippin, A., “al-T̲h̲aʿlabī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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