This paper intends to highlight the impacts of Arabic poetry to understand the meaning of Qur’ān and understanding its various dimensions as contributed by Imām Ibn al-Jawzī citing verses of poetry in Tafsīr Zād al-Masīr. As greater the understanding of Arabic linguistic, poetry, words and phrases prevailing in that particular culture greater will be the comprehension of Qur’ānic meaning. Poetry within the ethical domain has been venerated by Islam and declared as wisdom. In this study, we may estimate analytically how Ibn al-Jawzī elaborate various directions and guidance in the light of Qur’ānic verses with reference to the poetry citation. This discussion arrived at the conclusion that in Tafsīr Zād al-Masīr scope of meanings of words and their implications have been extended along with a unique exegetical approach. Ibn al-Jawzī presented exclusive methodology to infer Qur’ānic wisdom contemplating upon the poetry an important linguistic source considering rhetorical and stylistic remarks and literary embellishment what an aesthetic glimpse of Qur’ānic Scripture (naṣ).
Keywords: Imām Ibn al-Jawzī, Zād al-Masīr, Poetry Citation, Meaning of Qur’ān, Impact