ترجيحات القنوجي رحمه الله في تفسيره"فتح البيان في مقاصد القرآن" في الميزان (دراسة نقدية تحليلية) Weighing the preferences of Al-Qanuji, (may Allah mercy upon him), in his tafsir “Fath Ul Biyaan fi Maqasid-ul-Quran” (A Critical Analytical Study) Section Islamic Literature
Sheikh Siddiq Hasan al-Qanuji,(رحمه الله), was one of the great scholars of the Indian subcontinent and he has written extensively. He wrote a tafsir of the Holy Quran called “Fath Ul-Biyaan fi Maqasid-ul-Quran”, in which he followed the path of Al-Salaf (The predecessors) in tafsir issues, and he didn’t left his work without giving his preferences; rather, he give his preference in many of the issues. There are generally six aspects of his preferences that he has performed i.e. the preference with respect to the Holy Quran, the preference with respect to Hadith, the preference with respect to the sayings of the companions of the prophet and the saying of the companions of the companions, the preference with respect to Ijmaa, the preference with respect to language and the preference with respect to the context.Many benefits and secrets revel to the reader when reading his tafsir in the field of knowledge and action.
However I found some places in this tafsir in the field of tafsir-bl-ma'thur (i.e. Received tafsir) and tafsir bl-ra'y (i.e. Tafsir by opinion) in which Sheikh Al-Qanuji preferred one opinion, but it is disputable and not the preferred opinion. In this article I have gathered those places first, then I criticize and comment on them, relying on the rules of preferences and on the famous interpretations of the Holy Quran, while taking care of the status of Sheikh Al-Qanuji.
Keywords: Preferences of Al- Al-Qanuji, Tafsir issues, Aspects of preferences, Criticism and Comments, Weighing