The purpose of this study was to enlighten the demographic information about an Ottoman mufasseer, Alâeddin es-Semerkandî, and to present the basic principles of his tafseer. For this purpose, different information about his life was brought into discussion, and his place in tafseer was conveyed. The importance of republication of his tafseer, called Bahr-ul Ulum is underlined, as it will bring its contemporary information and the contribution of the author to the actual readers. One of the main subjects held in his tafseer was reading, and the republication of the book will also be fruitful for the understanding of this complex issue. Besides the contemporary readers will have chance to see his function in tafseer through his exegesis.
Keywords: Tafseer, Mufasseer, İşarî Tafseer, Alâeddin es-Semerkandî