Explanation of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyahs Introduction to the Principles of
Muhammad bin Salih Al-Uthaymin
Al-Hidaayah Publishing, UK
About The Book
Sharh Muqaddimah fi Usul at-Tafsir
Editor's note: The importance of studying the Qur’an is
exemplified by the statement of the great scholar al-Hafidth Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani
“Ilm (i.e. knowledge) is based upon three fields:
Furthermore, besides its importance in relation to Islamic
knowledge, reflecting deeply upon the Qur’an and its meanings is considered to
be one of the keys and means towards attaining higher degrees of spirituality.
This is an oft neglected benefit of the Qu’ran that we rarely attempt to delve
Al-Hafidth Ibn Qayyim said regarding this, “Allah has revealed
the Qur’an to us so that we read it in contemplation, reflect on it
wholeheartedly, rejoice within its remembrance, interpret its meanings and
words in the best manner, believe in it, strive to establish its commands, and
reap the fruits of its beneficial knowledge through which we can attain the
pleasure of Allah from its trees and collect the basils of wisdom from its
gardens and flowers […]
The further hearts contemplate it, the more guidance and
insight they will enjoy, and when its deepest depths are touched, sprung forth
are fountains of wisdom.”
When studying the various fields of Islamic knowledge, the brief works
describing the technical matters (usul) of the field increase the reader's
appreciation and aid in the understanding of the books in the field.
The Quran is
the greatest miracle for mankind, yet how many of us truly understand its
beautiful message and the sciences that surround it?
This book is
one of the many written on this topic. In it, the renowned author Shaykh
al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah outlines the principles employed by the scholars in
understanding the verses of the Qur’an.
this book unique is the fact that it is combined with Shaykh Ibn Uthayman’s
detailed explanation of the original text.
reader benefits from both the original work and the detailed explanation of
the work, all in an easy to follow, smooth, accessible format.
al-Islam Taqi ud-Din Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Halim ibn Abd al-Salam Ibn
Taymiyah al-Hanbali was born in , 661 AH (1263 AC) in Haran, which is now in
Eastern Turkey, near the border of northern Iraq.
His family had
long been renowned for its learning , among his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi,
first Hanbali Chief Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by
Baibars. The number of Ibn Taimiyah's teachers exceeds two hundred. Ibn
Taimiyah was barely seventeen, when Qadi Al-Maqdisi authorized him to issue
Fatwa (legal verdict). Qadi remembered with pride that it was he who had first
permitted an intelligent and learned man like Ibn Taimiyah to give Fatwa.
At the same
age, he started delivering lectures. When he was thirty, he was offered the
office of Chief Justice, but refused, as he could not persuade himself to
follow the limitations imposed by the authorities.
Taimiyah's education was essentially that of a Hanbali theologian and
jurisconsult. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added
not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other
He had an
extensive knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and
religious books of others, as is evident from the variety of the books he
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