Al-Mohit al-azam

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Al-Moḥīṭ al-aʿẓam (Arabic: المحیط الأعظم) is a seven-volume commentary on the Quran written by Sayyid Haydar Amuli that was completed around 1375 or 1376 CE.[1]

Exegetic method[edit]

The commentary is premised on Ibn Arabi teachings. In Al-Mohit al-azam, the author brings the Shi'a and the Sufi traditions together. This exegesis includes both esoteric and exoteric approaches.[2]


  1. ^ Kohlberg, Etan. "Encyclopedia Iranica". "AMOLI,SAYYED BAHA-AL-DIN".
  2. ^ Tafsir, Qur’anic Exegesis [An Entry from Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam] By Gholamali Haddad Adel, Mohammad Jafar Elmi, Hassan Taromi-Rad, p. 101