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Finally, The Complete English Translation of Fi Zilal al Qur'an

By the grace of Allah the Complete English Translation of Fi Zilal al Qur'an is now available: "In The Shade of The Qur'an By Sayyid Qutb", Complete 18 Volumes, Published by the Islamic Foundation UK. The Project which began with the translation of Juz Amma, (Volume 18) is now completed


In The Shade of The Qur'an: Complete English Translation (Fi Zilal al-Qur'an) By Sayyid Qutb, Translated & Edited By Adil Salahi & A.A Shamis, Publisher : The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK

 

Ever since its revelation 1400 years ago, the Qur'an has been a book of guidance and inspiration, a reference point, and a rich source of social and moral dynamism for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who believe it to be immutable word of God. Hardly a generation passes without a fresh attempt to unravel the meanings of the Qur'an and gain deeper insight into its universal message within a contemporary perspective.

In The Shade Of The Qur'anis more than 'just another' commentary; yet it is not too over-reaching or outlandish to be a completely new interpretation. It is an earnest, sincere and sober look at man's contemporary achievements and difficulties in the light of the message of the Qur'an. It is an effort to vigorously explore its rich wisdom, and expand its invaluable guidance for the benefit of an increasingly 'sophisticated' , yet highly perplexed modern society.

The work, which is by far Sayyid Qutb's largest and most profound, spans the whole of the text of the Qur'an. It was written, and partly re-written, over a period of more than 15 years, most of which the author had spent in Egyptian prisons, during the 1950s and 1960s. In it is embedded Sayyid Qutb's insight, highly esteemed intellectual vigor, and his widely-acclaimed literary prowess.

In The Shade Of  The Qur'an has been universally recognized as an outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship, to which students and scholars, as well as contemporary Islamic revivalist movements all over the world, owe a great deal. Now that it is available in English, it will continue to enlighten and inspire millions more. It will take its rightful place as an indispensable work of reference for a proper understanding of contemporary Islamic thinking.

About The Author

Shaheed Syed Qutb, True to his teachings died for the values he espoused. He was sentenced to death and hanged by a military court established by Nasser. Writing was his jihad against the jahiliyya that he saw all around him.


1906 : Born in the village Musha, northern Egypt.
1930's and 1940's: Qutb start working as a inspector of schools for the Egyptian Ministry of Education. He also tries to start a career as a writer, and publishes some books but without much success.
1948: Travels to USA on a scholarship to study the educational system, receiving a master's degree from the Colorado State College of Education.
1951: Qutb returns to Egypt, and joins the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan ul Muslim)
1952: First volume of his commentary In the Shade of the Qur'an (Fi Zilal al-Qur'an) is published. There would be 29 more volumes to this work.
1954: He is arrested and sentenced to long imprisonment together with many other members of the Ikhwan,.
1964: After 10 years in prison, Qutb is released.
1965: Is allegedly part of the planning of the assassination of President Gamal Abdul-Nasser, and is arrested again.
1966: August 29: Executed after being found guilty in the 1965 plot. May Allah Bless his Soul

About The Translator

Adil Salahi teaches at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, England. After working for the BBC Arabic Service for several years, he worked for the Arabic daily, al-Sharq al-Awsat. He continues to publish many Articles in various Publications including , Arab News, and many Online Publications. . He has worked and translated most of thel volumes of Sayyid Qutb's commentary, In the Shade of the Quran.

We take this Opportunity to remind all Muslims that the Blessed month of Ramadan is upon us once more, we urge you to utilise the time wisely during Ramadan because it is indeed an invaluable opportunity for the Ummah. It is the Month of mercy; forgiveness, and salvation from hellfire. During this month Laylatul Qadr occurs, a night greater than a thousand months.

"The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful." - {TMQ Al Baqara 2:185}

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