This research aims to illustrate the attitudes of two great Tafsir scholars: Al-Tabari and Al-Razi towards Quranic verses that may be considered illusive to imaging of Almighty Allah. The authors gathered these verses and objectively categorized them. The research was organized into three main sections: Those Quranic verses that may be illusive to existence in some direction, those that are illusive to embodying, and those that are illusive to possessing organs. The authors followed the sayings of Al-Tabari and Al-Razi in these verses, analyzed them and compared between these sayings. The research concluded to a number of findings. One of these was that Al-Tabari was interpreting most of the time (not taking the apparent meaning). However, the utters approach – with its ruggedness – was more solid and sound.
Saleh, Nizar Atallah and Azzam, Mohammad Tahir
"موقف المفسرين من الآيات القرآنية الموهمة للتشبيه -الطبري والرازي أنموذجاً- The commentators ’position on the illusory Qur’an verses for the simile - Al-Tabari and Al-Razi as a model -,"
Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies: Vol. 16:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jois/vol16/iss4/4