EXEGESIS (Ar. tafsīr), commentary on or interpretation of sacred texts.

i. In Zoroastrianism

ii. In Shiʿism

iii. In Persian

iv. In Sufism. See SUPPLEMENT.

v. In Ismaʿili Shiʿism. See TAʾWĪL (supplement).

vi. In Aḵbārī and Post-Safavid Esoteric Shiʿism

vii. In Bahaism

viii. Nishapuri School of Quranic Exegesis.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1999

Last Updated: January 20, 2012

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