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A Survey of Traditions concerning
the Revelation of the Quran: Based on an Exegetical Rule

Mohammad Ali Mahdavi Rad Ph.D

Amir Ahmadnezhad

According to a hadith in al-Kafi, the Holy Quran has been revealed based on an exegetical rule: Iyyak `Ani wa Smai ya Jarrah. By the text of this hadith - that has been taken from an Arabic proverb - the real audience of the Quran is different from the apparent audience. A large number of Shia and Sunni commentators consider this rule effective only in the verses addressed to the Prophet. However they know and recognize these verses contrary to his dignity. There are also a number of traditions in Shiite hadith sources that view all verses concerning blame from this perspective. Document analysis of these traditions clearly shows that the documents are altered and the texts are also problematic. It seems that in spite of being allegorical, it is rational in cases where there is a definite indication. If we are going to consider these traditions as a tool for understanding all the verses -that according to interpreter is contrary to the Prophet's merits- we will face with the problem.
Key Words: Infallibility of the Prophet, peace be upon him, Verses concerning `Itab (Blame), Iyyaka `Ani, Emblematic of the Quran.
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Sheikh Saduq's Proofs for the Sudden Descent of the Holy Quran:
A Critique of Its Opponents

Mahmoud Karimi Ph.D

Mohsen Daymehkar Grab

Abu Ja'far Muhammad bn Ali bn Hussayn bn Baniwayh Qummi, known as Sheikh Saduq is one of the great Shiite jurists and hadith scholars in the

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