The Lights of Revelation and the Secrets of Interpretation
Hizb 1 [1:1 - 2:74] of the Commentary on the Qur'an
Anwar al-Tanzil wa-Asrar al-Ta'wil
By Abd Allah Ibn Al-Baydawi
Translation, Introduction & Notes : Gibril Fouad Haddad
Foreword : Osman Bakar
Paperback 902 Pages
ISBN : 9780992633578
Publisher : Beacon Books
Arabic Edition & English Translation based on 14 manuscripts, 12 commentaries, & 16 editions.
Covers Hizb 1 (First Quarter) of the Qur'an
Surah Al Fatiha Ayat 1 to Al Baqarah Ayat 74 (1:1) - (2:74)
Includes more than 200 Pages of Useful Information, Introduction, Index, Glossary and Analysis (please see Images of part of the Content Pages)
About The Book
This single volume contains the Arabic edition, English translation and notes by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad of 'Abd Allah b. 'Umar b. Muhammad b. 'Ali al-Baydawi’s first juz of Anwar al-Tanzil wa-Asrar al-Ta'wil (The Lights of Revelation and the Secrets of Interpretation).
As a revised and improved version of al-Zamakhshari’s landmark Tafsir al-Kashshaf, Anwar al-Tanzil contains the most concise analysis of the Qur'anic use of Arabic grammar and style to date and was viewed early on as a foremost demonstration of the Qur'an’s essential and structural inimitability (i'jaz ma'nawi wa-lughawi) in Sunni literature.
Anwar al-Tanzil is important and significant, because of its fame and influence. In Dr. Haddad’s own estimation, this work “became and remained for seven centuries the most studied of all Tafsirs,” and it is to be regarded as “the most important commentary on the Qur'an in the history of Islam.”
About The Author
'Abdullah Ibn 'Umar Ibn Muhammad Ibn 'Ali Nasir Al-Din Al-Shirazi Al-Baydawi was born in Bayda, near Shiraz, Persia.
He was a Shafi'i scholar, judge an Qur'anic exegete. He wrote a number of other scholarly works in tenets of faith, jurisprudence and Arabic as well as history in Persian.
After serving as a judge in Shiraz, he moved to Tabriz, where he died in 685 AH.
About The Translator
Gibril Fouad al-Haddad holds scholarly licences (ijaza) from 150 shaykhs and has authored dozens of books and hundreds of articles in Islamic hermeneutics, doctrine, hadith, biography and heresiology.
He was hailed in the inaugral edition of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World as one of the clearest voices of traditional Islam in the West.
His recent works include The Four Imams and Their Schools, Sunna Notes III: The Binding Proof of the Sunna (with Ibn Hajars' 50 page commentary on the hadith on Islam, Iman and Ihsan), and The Muhammadan Light in the Qur'an and Sunna and Companion Reports.
He currently resides in Brunei, Darrussalaam.
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