About The Book
Towards Understanding the Qur'an is a fresh and highly readable English rendering of Tafhim al-Qur'an, Sayyid Mawdudi's monumental and masterly Urdu translation and commentary. Here is a Tafsir with a difference, by a scholar of an entirely different sort. An immense wealth of profound understanding of the Qur'an is here, so is a vast treasure of knowledge and deep insights, illuminating historical accounts of philological discussions, and a highly systematic exposition of social, political, economic and legal teachings.
This Tafsir answers contemporary questions, and makes the Qur'an fully relevant to the concerns of our day, yet it loses nothing of its timelessness nor sacrifices any of the traditional understanding. It demonstrates the unity and coherence of the Qur'an by centreing everything in it on its message, like gems hung on a single string. Each Surah is prefaced by an account of its background and teachings. Maps and indexes add greatly to the understanding.
English version of Tafhim al-Qur’an, the monumental and masterly Tafsir (translation and commentary) in Urdu by Abul A’la Mawdudi.
"A felicitous translation in English of the work of a remarkable man whose unwavering commitment to the welfare of his fellow Muslims earned him the deep devotion of many Muslims all over the world." - Earnest Hamilton, Chicago Theological Seminary, USA
"Ansari’s project is a true labor of love, Islamic devotion and scholarship." - Issa J. Boullata, Religious Studies Review
About Sayyid Abul A'la Al-Mawdudi (1903-1979)
He was one of the chief architects of contemporary Islamic resurgence, was the an outstanding Islamic thinker and writer of his time. He devoted his life to expound the meaning and message of Islam and to organise a collective movement to establish the Islamic Order. In this struggle, he had to pass through all kinds of sufferings.
Between 1948-67, he spent a total of five years in different prisons of Pakistan. In 1953, he was also sentenced to death by a Martial Law court for writing a 'seditious' pamphlet, this sentence being later commuted to life imprisonment. In 1941, he founded Jama'at-I Islami, of which he remained Amir, until 1972 and which is one of the most prominent Islamic movements of our day. He authored more than one hundred works on Islam, both scholarly and popular, and his writings have been translated into forty languages.'
Please Note : This is not the complete translation (Few volumes have yet to be translated).
Of this refreshing translation is currently available, we will try to update the available Volumes as and when available In sha Allah.
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