farahi also tries to prove that kawthar is actually ka'abah. ---- there is no harm in the tafsir in itself, as another perspective and falling in the realm of possible/probable interpretations. the issue is farahi's stated objective of proving nazm al-qur'an, so he has to find the links and should be logically plausible. it falls pitifully short, even according to his own framework; and in my opinion, the product of a disorganised and extremely cluttered mind. i encourage you to investigate it yourself, and not take my opinion. do look up other mufassirin as well, such as imam razi, and whether you agree with their argument or not, look at the organised manner in which they present the information. you can read imam razi's tafsir from anywhere, and you can expect that he is following his adopted framework. ---- i have spent years reading, interpreting and adopting international frameworks and standards for business use, preparing documentation, sorting out complicated and undocumented systems. forgive me, if i am therefore, deluded to think that i know a thing or two about structured documentation. any work, and particularly long works should be well-designed and presented in an order. my beef with farahi is that he states this as the primary purpose of his work - to demonstrate the orderly structure of the qur'an; yet, his own treatise is rambling and haphazard. ---- the title proclaims: "the explanation of the verse and the exposition of how it is correlated with the previous verse" and says: this verse establishes four issues: 1. prayer and sacrifice have both inter-relation with this grant (aTa), as it is described by the conditional 'faa' ("so then") 2. that the verse has a command and accepting those commands has a general implication individually and specific implication together, and that is in Hajj. 3. that there is a special inter-relation (rabT) between prayer and sacrifice. 4. and we are specially blessed by this gift (aTiyyah); that is the command of prayer and sacrifice together. ===== do you see what i see? if the title says that he will demonstrate inter-link between THIS verse and the previous one, you expect it as stated. however, he is talking of how the elements in the SAME ayah are inter-related. even the most skeptical of commentators cannot deny, and the very meaning of the aayat is that it is self-contained. there HAS to be correlation within the ayah at least! as i said, in itself, these points are not to be disputed. but the problem is when he begins to explain this, he arbitrarily chooses words, themes and concepts and goes full blast. that is, coherence for you. ---- explaining the first two points together, he says: the premiss has no basis (i.e. not based on some axiom or rule). it is purely arbitrary. farahi states this premise that "grant of kawthar" is a good news given to the Prophet sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam and muslims, and follows it (because of the faa for ta'aqib) by the twin commands of 'prayer and sacrifice'. again arbitrarily he decides "this follow-up commands prove that there is a relation between the former and the latter. i.e., the grant (giving of kawthar) and command (prayer and sacrifice). and if we reflect upon the order of the statements lead to, some aspects of correlation become apparent to us by the Guidance of Allah. and we will mention them, praise be to Allah. and he mentions two verses that he claims are proof of his argument. --- i have said 'arbitrarily' above. this is because, if one states the framework to be 'quran-explaining-quran' there should be some rule that should first establish: "every good news is followed by a command (or twin commands)" or "usually, a good news is followed by a command". the otherwise, it is an arbitrary statement - not connected to anything (no rabt with anything). in itself, it is fine. you make a statement and then prove it - but you cannot claim that the arbitrary statement establishes connectivity with everything else from beginning to end, UNLESS it fulfills the stated axiom. the overarching axiom of this work is to establish connectivity from first to last. and should be repeatedly demonstrable.