EXEGESIS (Ar. tafsīr), commentary on or interpretation of sacred texts.
i. In Zoroastrianism
ii. In Shiʿism
iii. In Persian
iv. In Sufism. See SUPPLEMENT.
v. In Ismaʿili Shiʿism. See TAʾWĪL (supplement).
vi. In Aḵbārī and Post-Safavid Esoteric Shiʿism
vii. In Bahaism
viii. Nishapuri School of Quranic Exegesis.
Originally Published: December 15, 1999
Last Updated: January 20, 2012
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