A critical edition of Fatḥ al-Mannān bi-Tafsīr al-Qur'ān, by al-Ḥasan b. Aḥmad ʻĀkish (d.1289/1874)
The present study of Fatḥ al-Mannān bi-Tafsīr al-Qur'ān, is based on the writing of ʻĀkish, as well as on other books and documents. My study is divided into two sections, the one in Arabic and the other in English. The Arabic section consists of the actual text of ʻĀkish which comprises his introduction, his exegesis of al-Fatih'ah, al-Baqarah, Al 'Imran, and al-Nisa'; it also contains an Epilogue which is followed by Footnotes, Bibliography, Index and an Appendix, which contains photographs and letters. The English section consists of an introduction which indicates the importance of the manuscript and the difficulties that I faced during my analysis of the manuscript. Also included in this section is a biography of the author and his work, highlighting characteristics of his tafsir, enumerating errors and drawing a comparisons between him and his teacher al-Shawkani.