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Zubdat al-tafasir (book)

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Zubdat al-tafasir (book)
Author Mulla Fath Allah Kashani
Original title زُبْدَةُ التّفاسیر
Language Arabic
Subject Exegesis
Genre Hadith
Published 1423/2002-2003
Publisher Bunyad Ma'arif

Zubdat al-tafāsīr (Arabic: زُبْدَةُ التّفاسیر) is an exegesis of the whole Qur'an in Arabic by Mulla Fath Allah Kashani. It is Kashani's third exegesis of the Qur'an after Manhaj al-sadiqin and Khulasa al-manhaj. The author is very concerned with literary issues and exegetical hadiths in his interpretations of Qur'anic verses.


Mulla Fath Allah was the son of Mulla Shukr Allah Kashani. He counts as a prominent Shiite scholar, jurist, researcher, theologian, and exegete in late 10th/16th century. He was a student of 'Ali b. Hasan al-Zawari. He transmits hadiths from al-Muhaqqiq al-Karaki through al-Zawari. He was a prominent scholar close to the Safavid king, Tahmasp I. He specialized in all religious disciplines, especially the exegesis of the Qur'an. He wrote many books and essays mostly in Persian. He di