Allāma Tabātabā’ī was a master of the intellect, the heart, and the religious law
This volume is arranged in two parts:
1. The biography of Allama, may God sanctify his soul.
2. A collection of Allama’s answers to the questions by the author (may Allah bless their souls).
In the first part, the following topics are taken into consideration:
■ The educational method by which Allama was trained.
■ Allama’s method of schooling
■ Allama’s culture and belles-lettres
■ Allama’s philosophical and exegetical methodology
■ Allama’s worldview and mentality
■ Some anecdotes of Allama’s life
Excerpts from the book:
• Allama Tabātabā’ī’s sciences welled up from the innermost of his soul.
• Allama would not give up until he reached the dept of a proposition and explored its every nook and cranny.
• Philosophy of Mullā Sadrā was more realistic to Allama that that of Avicenna.
• Allama believed it would be impossible to enter the colossal ocean of ideological narrations without studying philosophy and logics.
• Allama said: If true Islam is introduced to people, they will embrace it.
• Allama loved the Qur’an and considered deliberation on the Qur’an as his most sublime task.
• Allama’s humility before the pure Imams originated from his conscientiousness.
• Allama Tabātabā’ī is living eternally.
Excerpts from the second part of the book:
• The world of creation is ever awake, God is ever awake.
• Coming into being of the Apostle of Allah was a miracle.
• Blessing (ni‘mat) everywhere in the Qur’an is intended to mean Wilāyat.
• Intercession concerns the greater sins.
• Paradise and Hell are existent right now.
• God ascribes doing things to people but denies their independence.
• The real meaning of Tawhīd is in the mystics’ [conception of] Tawhīd.