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A Critique on the Fakhr Razi’s Viewpoint on the Meaning of Verse 54 of Al-Maidah
Jafar Anvari
Imam Khomeini Educational Research Institute
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Some Sunni commentators such as Fakhr Razi have attempted to use verse 54 of Surah Al-Maidah to prove the caliphate of the first caliph. In presenting a commentary on this verse, Fakhr Razi claims that this holy verse admires the fighters against the apostates after the demise of the prophet and Abu bakr, the leader is the fighters and has the characteristics proposed in this holy verse. Therefore, he has been favored by God and consequently has honesty in claiming his caliphate. Here, a critique is made on the Fakhr Razi and other Sunni scholars’ commentaries and inference and inefficiency of the reasoning behind their claim about this verse is illustrated in this study.

Keywords: Verse 54 of Al-Maidah, Fakhr Razi, Tafsir-e Kabir, Caliphate in the Quran, Apostasy, Fighting against Apostates
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/10/28 | Accepted: 2015/05/31 | Published: 2017/05/13

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