Renowned for its unique style, Ibn Ajiba’s commentary of the Qur’an, Al-Bahr al-Madid (The Vast Ocean ) combines traditional exegesis with spiritual contemplation, exploring the inner meanings of the sacred text. The genius of his work is especially clear in his commentary of the Qur’anic verses which highlight the nobility and exalted rank of the Prophet Muhammad s . In these selected commentaries, the reader can begin to appreciate both the depth of divine revelation and the grace and countless merits of the Messenger s.
‘Love is an indispensable part of faith in Allah and His Messenger, peace be upon him. This is the difference between the philosophy of theological faith as a logical conclusion and Islamic faith as an act of the heart. Ibn Ajiba’s commentary on the Qur’an demonstrates this in an excellent manner. It is a must-read to understand how a Muslim should believe in the Messenger of Allah with his whole heart.’
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University in Istanbul
‘Al-Madina Institute’s excerpts from Ibn ¢Ajiba’s Al-Bahr Al-Madid provide an exceptional explanation on the modes of expression as well as the subtle symbolic insights that provide layers of meanings to the Qu’ran and the spiritual legacy of the Prophet of Islam.’
Imam Mohamed Hag Magid,
Imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society
‘Ibn ‘Ajiba’s explanation of the Qur’an brings together the three core components of Islam: submission, faith and spirituality. Al-Madina Institute is to be commended for rendering this important work into English. I strongly recommend it to anyone seeking an intimate relationship with the Qur’an.’