Tafsir al-Qurtubi – Introduction

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Tafsir al-Qurtubi – Introduction: The general judgments of the Qur'an and clarifications of what it contains of the Sunnah and ayahs of discrimination.

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About The Book

The tafsir of al-Qurtubi is perhaps one of the most compendious of them all and is certainly among the most famous. As its title, al-Jami‘ li Ahkam al-Qur'an – The General Judgments of the Qur'an, suggests, its main focus is on the rulings and judgments to be found in the Qur'an. However, in the course of doing that, al-Qurtubi examines all the relevant sciences necessary, such as the hadith pertaining to the ayahs, events in the sirah, what the Companions, their Followers and other noted people of knowledge said about the ayahs, essential aspects of Arabic etymology, syntax and usage, copiously illustrated by examples, and much more.

In this introduction, the author lays out some of the key themes of the Qur'an: Its virtues and the reciter's; how to recite it; cautioning against showing off; what the one who knows the Qur'an must do and not neglect to do; learning its syntax; the excellence of tafsir; the excellence of the bearer of the Qur'an; the respect and esteem mandatory for the Qur'an; threats against engaging in tafsir by means of opinion (ra'y); the Book being explained by the Sunnah; how to learn and understand the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet's; that it used to be easier to act by it than to memorise it; the words of the Prophet's; “The Qur'an was revealed in seven ahruf (dialects/modes)”; the seven readings; the collection of the Qur'an; the memorisation of the Qur'an by the Companions at the time of the Prophet's; the order of the surahs and ayahs of the Qur'an; the meaning of the words surah, ayah, kalimah (word) and harf (letter); non-Arabic words in the Qur'an; the inimitability of the Qur'an; hadiths forged about the excellence of the surahs of the Qur'an; refutation of those who attack the Qur'an; the Seeking Refuge with Allah from Shaytan and the Basmalah.

About The Author

Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abi Bakr ibn Farh al-Ansari al-Khazraji al-Andalusi Al-Qurtubi (610-11 AH/1214 CE – 671 AH/1273 CE) was born in Cordoba in Spain, but moved in 1236 to Cairo in Egypt, where he lived until his death. He was Maliki in fiqh, and although he composed other works, he is most famous for this tafsir.

About The Translator

Aisha Bewley is the translator of a large number of classical works of Islam and Sufism, often in collaboration with Abdalhaqq Bewley, notably The Noble Qur'an – a New Rendering of Its Meanings in English; Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – the translation of Qadi 'Iyad's ash-Shifa'; the Muwatta' of Imam Malik ibn Anas; and Imam an-Nawawi's Riyad as-Salihin.

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EAN 13 / ISBN9781908892577
AuthorAbu Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Qurtubi
TranslatorAisha Abdarrahman Bewley
PublisherDiwan Press
Year Published2018
Height9.5 inches
Width6.7 inches
Length0.3 inches