In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful. Praise be to God who sent down the Criterion to His slave so that he may a herald to the worlds.
This is a work of tafsir al-Qur’an authored by `Abd `Ali b. Jum`ah al-`Arusi al-Huwayzi (d. 1112 AH) who intended to collate together all of the hadiths pertaining to tafsir available to him in the Imami Shi`a hadith works. In doing so, he hoped to display additional signs in the Qur’anic verses and unveil some of the secret interpretations of the verses as mentioned in the narrations of the Ahl al-Bayt. As for what he quotes which seemingly contradicts the positions of consensus of the rightful sect (i.e. the Imami Shi`a), then he states that he does not imply its reliability. Rather, he cites it in order that the reader know what it states and from whom it was transmitted, so that one may look for a more correct interpretation, not allowing it to stop him from quoting what conflicts with it.
"To mark this blessed month Ramadhan, I want to prepare some discussions and lessons on the Noble Qur'an. These talks are aimed at explaining some aspects of the surahs we regularly read in prayer. While we may often recite al-Fatiha, al-Ikhlas, al-Kawthar, al-Qadr, and other chapters, there are notable literary devices, hadiths, and tafasir that concern these chapters that are worthy of exploring. This is the month (Month Ramdhan) of the Qur'an, so we ask Allah to give us the strength to recite it and the ability to understand it.
These talks will be a sharh and a tadabbur rather than a tafsir. I am not qualified to give a definite exegesis. However, I will be sharing resources from both classical and modern sources, and relating the chapters to modern real-life concerns. I will be mainly referring to `Allamah Tabataba'i's Tafsir al-Mizan, Tafsir al-Qummi, Tafsir Noor al-Thaqalayn, and other works." - Brother Qa'im
And know that this Qur'an is an adviser who never deceives, a leader who never misleads and a narrator who never speaks a lie. No one will sit beside this Qur'an but that when he rises he will achieve one addition or one diminution - addition in his guidance or elimination in his (spiritual) blindness. You should also know that no one will need anything after (guidance from) the Qur'an and no one will be free from want before (guidance from) the Qur'an. Therefore, seek cure from it for your ailments and seek its assistance in your distresses. It contains a cure for the biggest diseases, namely unbelief, hypocrisy, revolt and misguidance. Pray to Allah through it and turn to Allah with its love. Do not ask the people through it. There is nothing like it through which the people should turn to Allah, the Sublime...
AL-SAHIFAT AL-SAJJADIYYA is the oldest prayer manual in Islamic sources and one of the most seminal works of Islamic spirituality of the early period. It was composed by the Prophet Muhammad great grandson, `Ali ibn al-Husayn, known as Zayn al-'Abidin (`the adornment of the worshippers').