Ulum al Qur'an
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Tafsir by Tabi'un
There are many more persons from among the tabiun known for their preoccupation with tafsir, because many more people had embraced Islam and the need for knowledge about the Qur'an had increased manifold. Also, the Prophet himself and many of his Companions were no longer available to give this guidance, and therefore greater efforts had to be made to satisfy this need for proper understanding of the book of Allah.
Of the mufassirun from among the tabiun one distinguishes three groups, according to their origin and area of activity: