Tafsir Ibn al-Mundhir Narration

Tafsir Ibn al-Mundhir Narration

Tafsīr Ibn al-Mundhir Narration Query

Question

What is the the chain of narration for this narration:

وأخرج ابن المنذر عن جابر فصعق من في السموات ومن في الأرض إلا من شاء الله، قال: استثنى موسى عليه السلام لأنه كان صعق قبل

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Answer

This narration is cited in al-Durr al-Manthūr from the tafsīr of Imam Ibn al-Mundhir (d. 318/930-1), the great scholar who authored many famous books such as al-Awsaṭ, al-Ishrāf and al-Ijmāʿ. He authored a large and complete tafsīr of the Qurān which is cited throughout al-Durr al-Manthūr and other books. It has not been published in full and we are not aware of any complete manuscript. Two volumes were published by Dār al-Maʾāthir in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1423/2002. However, this only covers just over two Juzʾ from verse 227 of Sūrah al-Baqarah until verse 92 of Sūrah al-Nisāʾ, as outlined by the researcher in the introduction (1:29). Accordingly, the narration in question is not in the published version or its manuscript. We have been unable to locate the narration or its isnād in other books available to us.

قال الذهبي في السير (١١/٣٠١): ولابن المنذر تفسير كبير في بضعة عشر مجلدا، يقضي له بالإمامة في علم التأويل أيضا، انتهى. وقال الداوودي في طبقات المفسرين (٢/٥٦): لم يصنف مثله، انتهى۔

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

20 Muḥarram 1441 / 20 September 2019

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad and Mufti Muhammad Tahir