A Criticism of Tabari's Misrepresentation and Denial of the Merits of Prophet's Household in his Two Historical and Exegetical Books

Document Type : Original Article



Abu Mohammad Ibni Jurayri Tabari is a renowned historian and
exegete of the third century and a public scholar. This essay seeks
to offer an overview of his distortions and misrepresentations and his
frequent reference to unreliable narrators in his renowned exegetical
and historical books, i.e. Jami ul-Bayan An Tawili Ayat al-Quran and
Tarikh al-Umam wa al-Muluk. At the same time the reader shall be
provided with an introduction of the personality and ideas of Tabari.