Paragons Of The Qur'an
By Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (D. 751 H)
English Translation of his Work 'Amthal fi'l Qur'an al-Karim'
Translator : Ayman ibn Khalid
Paperback Pages 128
Publisher : Dar as-Sunnah
About The Book
In discussing the unique style, theme and content of the Qur’an - this is the first work of its kind in English literature.
There are a numerous verses in the Noble Qur’an by which Allah, the Most High, brings Greater clarity and insight when explaining things to mankind. This is done through the use of deep and meaningful parables that are clear for human intellect to comprehend, ponder over and understand the message of the Qur’an.
It is from his infinite Wisdom that Allah destined these divinely revealed parables to become rooted in His Final Revelation, until the Last Day – through which mankind can increase in knowledge, recognise guidance and embrace the truth.
This book explains many parables in the Qur’an, in such depth – exquisitely and beautifully. It is an amazing work that will get the intellect thinking and pondering over the beauty and precisions of the Magnificent Qur'an, guiding mankind to the straight path. Not only is this work an intellectual discourse, but also a spiritual enlightenment for every Muslim.
It is a timely translation of one on the finest, yet concise books written on the topic. Not only is this work an intellectual discourse, it also provides inspiration and instils spiritual enlightenment for every Muslim who seeks to create a stronger bond with the Mighty Book Of Allah.
In discussing the theme of some of these verses, this book exquisitely and beautifully explains many parables found therein, the depth of which will stimulate the intellect to ponder over the beauty of the articulated literary style and precision of the Magnificent Quran, guiding mankind to the straight path.
About The Author
Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought. Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah and studied under him for 16 years and accompanied him up and till his death and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.
He authored over sixty works, covering a multitude of Islamic sciences; his writings are characterized by their touching address to the heart and soul. He was deeply religious and very pious.
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350 C.E., when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of Bab-al-Saghir, near the grave of his father.
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