Ulum al Qur'an
Kinds of Tafsir
- Tafsir may be divided into three basic groups: [This classification has been borrowed from Sabuni,
tibyan, p.63. See also Qattan, op.cit. section 25.]
- Tafsir bi-l-riwaya (by transmission), also known as Tafsir bi-l-ma'thur.
- Tafsir bi'l-ra'y (by sound opinion; also known as tafsir bi-l-diraya,
- Tafsir bi-l-ishara (by indication, from signs).