Bayan al-Saʽada

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Bayan al-Saʽada fi Maqamat al-ʽIbada (Arabic: The Elucidation of Felicity concerning the Stations of Worship) is an exegesis on the Qur'an by Ni'matullāhī Sufi leader Sultan ʽAli Shah in Arabic.[1]

Exegetic approach[edit]

This exegesis of the entire Qur'an is written from the Shi'i mystical viewpoint.[2] In his tafsir, Sultan 'Ali Shah included exoteric as well as Sufi commentary.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Institute of Ismaili Studies: Qur'anic Studies Lecture on Shi'i Tafsir Classification and Sultan'alishah's Bayan al-Sa'ada". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  2. ^ Sufism: An Entry from Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam By Gholamali Haddad Adel, Mohammad Jafar Elmi, Hassan Taromi-Ra, p. 52
  3. ^ The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an - p. 359, Andrew Rippin - 2008