A Comparative Study of 'Allamah Tabataba'i and Al Manar Commentators in Verse 31 of Sura Al Nisa in Relation to the Avoidance of Al -Kaba'ir

Mohammad Ali Mahdavirad, Shadi Nafisi, Mohsen Aghazadeh


Sin, is an occurrence that has a direct and close relationship with the destiny of all human beings. Because, on the one hand, all human beings are exposed to it, and on the other hand, its commitment has negative worldly and otherworldly consequences. Any effort to recognize sin and its destructive effects as well as to purposefully and intelligently preventing it will be deemed as an invaluable work. It would be no exaggeration to say that one of the missions of the Holy Quran and the great Prophets of God has been to make sins known and explain its adverse effects. In the Holy Qur'an, sin is referred to with different expressions and words such as ‘ithm, dhanb, sayyiʾa, Khati’ah , ḥūb, junah, rijs, janaf and it is mentioned in there with these words. God Almighty has spoken about avoiding the Al-Kaba'ir in verse 31 of Surah An-Nisa '. The meaning of the Kaba'ir is major sins, and such an interpretation refers to the division of sins into minor and major ones .The present paper is an analytical-descriptive method based on library studies. It has examined not only the views of the commentators of Al-Manar and Al-Mizan about Kaba’ir but the Al-Mizan commentators’ criticisms of the views of Al-Manar commentators as well.  


Holy Qur'an; Sin; Al-Kaba'ir; Major Sins; Al-Manar; Al- Mizan; Allama Taba’tabai; Sheikh Muhammad Abdeh; Muhammad Rashid Reza

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18415/ijmmu.v9i2.3547


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