Islamic Texts Society

The Great Exegesis Volume I: The Fatiha

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Sohaib Saeed (tr.)




Al-Tafsir al-Kabir


Written in the 12th century, this commentary on the Quran has remained until today an indispensable reference work. "The Great Exegesis" is a compendium not only of Quranic sciences and meanings, but also Arabic linguistics, comparative jurisprudence, Aristotelian and Islamic philosophy, dialectic theology and the spirituality of Sufism.


The present volume is the first ever translation into English from "The Great Exegesis" and focuses on the first chapter of the Quran, the "Fatiha".