Quran & Its Tafseer

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  • A Classical Primer on Tajwid (Tuhfatul Atfal) - Al Jamzuri

    Shaykh Sulayman Al Jamzuri

    Paperback, 79 pages [2 Volumes Combined]
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    Tajwīd (tr. ‘making something good or better’) is the discipline of proper Qur’anic recitation. It involves pronouncing each letter from its proper point of articulation and giving it its due attributes consistently. It is acquired by listening to those who have mastered it, emulating them, and being tested. Learning the theoretical rules of tajwīd is a communal obligation (Ar. farḍ kifāyah) while practicing it is an individual obligation (Ar. farḍ ʿayn).This book is a complete, annotated translation of Sheikh Sulaymān al-Jamzūrī’s Tuḥfat al-Aṭfāl, a classical didactic poem on tajwīd, including the section on ‘points of articulation’ (Ar. maḵārij al-ḥurūf) from Imam Ibn al-Jazarī’s intermediate-level poem on tajwīd.

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  • Al Ghazali's Theory on the Recitation and interpretation of the Quran

    Muhammad Abul Quasem

    Paperback, 121 pages 
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    This book is the first accurate English translation, with useful introduction and many valuable notes, of al-Ghazali’s Kitab Adab Tilawat al-Qu’ran, which is a part of his greatest work Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Deen (The Revival of the Religious Sciences). In the Introduction of this translation (pages 9-18) the subject of Qu’ran-reading is nicely initiated. In chapter I (pp. 19-33) the merits of Qu’ran- recitation are discussed. In chapters II & III (pp. 34-85) ten external etiquettes or praiseworthy manners and ten internal (mental) tasks of Quran-recitation are set forth.

    In chapter IV (pp. 86-104) the existence of deep, hidden meaning of the Qu’ran is proved as against the proponents of outward exegetes. The obstacles to the understanding of deep, hidden meanings of the Qu’ranic verses are pointed out. The Prophet’s prohibition of Qu’ran-explanation according to one’s personal opinion is discussed in detail in pp. 90-104. In this context the controversial problem of tafsir bi-l ray (interpretation of Qur'an acconding to valid personal opinion) is seriously considered and supported with proofs and evidences.The Arabic text translated here has been compared with eight other printed Arabic texts and then translated very carefully and accurately using free-flowing, modern English

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  • Asbab Al Nuzul - Ali Al Wahidi

    Ali ibn Ahmad Al Wahidi

    Paperback, 285 pages
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    Alī ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi, Asbab al-Nuzul 'Alī ibn Ahmad al-Wāhidī (d. 468/1075), the earliest scholar of the branch of the Qur'anic sciences known as Asbāb al-Nuzūl (i.e. the contexts and occasions of the Revelation of the Qur'an). Al-Wāhidī and subsequent scholars aimed to collect and systemize information concerning all the known reasons and contexts for the Revelation of particular Qur'anic verses. This translation by Mokrane Guezzou represents the first accurate and reliable English translation of this seminal work. 

    About the translator

    Mr. Mokrane Guezzou is a British-Algerian translator of major Islamic works. His translation of Tanwīr al-Miqbās min Tafsīr Ibn 'Abbās also appears in the Great Tafsirs of the Qur'an series. He is also the translator of Ibn 'Atā Allāh al-Iskandarī's Al-Qasd al-Mujarrad fī Ma'rifat al-Ism al-Mufrad

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  • Dear Hafiz

    Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat

    Paperback, 42 pages 
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     Allah  (swt),  through  His  infinite  Mercy  and  Grace,  has  never  left mankind without guidance. From the time of Sayyiduna Adam (as), Allah (Swt) has sent Divine Revelation accompanied by Messengers to steer society out of the dangers of ignorance and sin, towards the safety of truth and righteousness.

     Whenever the message of the previous Messenger would become distorted or lost, Allah (swt) would send another   to guide society back to the original pristine message. The Divine Revelation that would accompany them would sometimes take the form of a scripture, like the Tawrah to Sayyiduna Musa (as) or the Injil to Sayyiduna 'Isa (as), and at other times in the form of scrolls, like those to Sayyiduna Ibrahim (as). Irrespective of the different forms, there was one common feature shared amongst all the previous revelations, they were all limited and specific in their application to a particular nation.

     This sequence of revelation and Messengers, in accordance with the Divine Plan, culminated with the revelation of the Glorious Qur'an to Nabi Muhammad (saw); being the final scripture revealed to the Final Messenger (saw) sent to humanity.

     No new revelation or Messenger will now be sent by Allah (Swt); therefore unlike the previous revelations, the Qur'an forms the basis of guidance for mankind until the Day of Judgement. It is thus unique in its universal applicability to all nations until the end of time.

     Furthermore, if it is to be a means of salvation for the latter generations, in the same manner as it was for the earlier ones, it must necessarily have another distinct feature not shared by the previous scriptures and revelations. This distinct feature is mentioned explicitly by Allah (swt) Himself in the Glorious Qur'an,

     ‘Indeed, We have sent down the Dhikr (the Qur‘an), and indeed We are its guardians.’ (15:9)

     For the Qur'an to remain as a means of attaining the Pleasure of Allah (swt), withstanding the influences of time and place from the moment of its revelation till the final day, it must remain pristine from every aspect. The responsibility of the preservation of all the previous revelations was left to the specific nation to whom it was revealed. Conversely, Allah (swt) Himself, as stated emphatically in the above verse, has declared Himself the Guardian of the Qur'an; thus promising to assume the responsibility to preserve it.

     In realising this promise, Allah (swt) has utilised different means and groups of people. The role of preserving its mode of recitation has been fulfilled by the Qurra. The meaning and message has been protected by the 'Ulama. The words have been accurately preserved by the huffaz, who have committed every letter to memory. This process began from the lifetime of Nabi Muhammad (saw) and has continued unbroken, from one generation to the next, till today. 

     The fact that the Qur'an has remained unaltered in  all its facets despite the passing of fourteen centuries since its revelation is a fact even the orientalists concede in acknowledging; and is one of its greatest miracles and proofs of Divine Origin.

     

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  • Fawaaid Madaniyyah

    Qari Muhammad Waliyullah MuzaffarNagri

    Paperback, 92 pages 
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     It is Waajib to recite the noble Qur’aan with Tajweed. To recite contrary to Tajweed is an error and a sin, since the noble Qur’aan was revealed with Tajweed and  Allah  (Swt),  has instructed that it must be recited with Tajweed. In every era, there will always be those who will inform people about Allah’s ii, instruction with regard to Tajweed and there will always be those who teach the Qur’aan with Tajweed.

     Therefore, the excuse of a person in this world, that I was unaware of the compulsion of Tajweed or there is no one to teach Tajweed, will not be valid. Similarly, no excuse will be acceptable in the hereafter, in the court of Allah (swt),  . No one goes against the law of the country and then presents an excuse to the judge that: “I was unaware of it being against the law”! If such an excuse is presented, it will not be accepted, instead such a person will be considered ignorant and foolish and he will be punished.

     There are three methods of reciting the Qur’aan Kareem;

    Tarteel: To recite in a slow pace. i.e. to lengthen the Madds to the duration of Tool, to stop at places which are classified as “Hasan”, a recitation which requires more time (and will be adopted) according to the situation (and availability of time).

     Tadweer: A moderate pace in which the Madds are lengthened to the Duration of Tawassut and the stops are at places which are classified as ”Kafi”. This method is recommended in Salaah etc.

     Hadar: To recite in a quick pace in which the Madds are recited with Qasr and one stops at places which are classified as “Taam”. This method is recommended in Taraweeh.

     All of the above methods are considered as Tarteel and the rules of Tajweed will apply to each of them.

     

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  • Lataif Al Isharat - Subtleties of the Allusions [Part 1]- Abul Qasim Al Qushayri

    Abul Qasim Al Qushayri

    Paperback, 374 pages
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    Subtle Allusions (Latāif al-ishārāt) is a line-by-line Arabic Qurānic commentary by the scholar and Sufi master Abū l-Qāsim al-Qushayrī (d.465/1074), who was also the author of the influential and widely read handbook on Sufism known as the Risāla. Qushayrī believed, like other Sufis, that the Qurān has layers upon layers of meaning, and that the attempt to reduce these layers to definitive interpretations demonstrates the limitations of the intellect rather than fidelity to the text. He suggested instead that the meaning of the Qurān is something to be discovered on an ongoing basis by individuals who are deeply engaged in reflection and other spiritual practices. Qushayrī demonstrates this kind of interpretation in the Latāif with his own and other Sufis' comments and meditations on the entire Qurān, not just the passages that would seem to be particularly conducive to a more interiorized or mystical reading. The commentary is noteworthy for its literary quality.

    Although Qushayrī sometimes writes as the religious scholar he was, he also uses poetry, metaphors, and word play to make his points. It is a literary form of exegesis that is learned, flexible and elegant. The translation here is based on the Arabic printed edition of the Latāif edited by Ibrāhīm Basyūnī, with reference to two additional manuscript sources. Part I includes Qushayrī's extensive commentary on sūras 1 through 4.

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  • Tafsir Al Jalalayn - Jalalayn

    Al Jalalayn

    Paperback, 675 pages
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    Tafsir al-Jalalayn is one of the most significant tafsirs for the study of the Qur’an. Composed by the two “Jalals” -- Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli (d. 864 ah / 1459 ce) and his pupil Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (d. 911 ah / 1505 ce), Tafsir al-Jalalayn is generally regarded as one of the most easily accessible works of Qur’anic exegesis because of its simple style and one volume length. For the first time ever Tafsir al-Jalalayn is competently translated into an unabridged highly accurate and readable annotated English translation by Doctor. Feras Hamza.

    About the Translator

    Doctor. Feras Hamza, D.Phil. obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford (Wolfson College) and is presently Research Associate in Qur’anic Studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. He is presently at work on a translation of Al-Baydāwī’s Tafsir and a monograph on the Birth of the Muslim Afterlife

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  • Tafsir Ibn Abbas - Ibn Abbas

    Tafsir Ibn Abbas

    Paperback, 922 pages
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    Attributed variously to the Companion Abdullah Ibn Abbas (d. 68/687) and to Muhammad ibn Ya‘qub al-Firuzabadi (d. 817/1414), Tanwîr al-Miqbâs is one of the most pivotal works for understanding the environment which influenced the development of Qur’anic exegesis. Despite its uncertain authorship and its reliance on the controversial Isrâ’îliyyat or Israelite stories, Tanwîr al-Miqbâs nevertheless offers readers valuable insight into the circulation and exchange of popular ideas between Islam, Judaism and Christianity during the formative phase of Islamic exegesis.

    About the Translator

    Mr. Mokrane Guezzou is a British-Algerian translator of major Islamic works. He is currently preparing translations of Al-Wâhidî’s Asbâb al-Nuzûl (Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought) and Ibn 'Atâ Allâh al-Iskandârî’s al-Qasd al-Mujarrad îi Ma'rifat al-Ism al-Mufrad (Fons Vitae) 

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  • The Book of recitation of the Quran [Kitab At Tilawah] - Imam Nawawi

    Imam Nawawi

    Paperback, 32 pages
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    This is a translation of Kitab al-Tilawah, one of the chapters from Imam al-Nawawi’s book, al-Adhkar. It contains important information for all those are Hafizul Qur’an or are studying to achieve that, or simply anyone who recites the Noble Qur’an.

    Imam Muhyi al-Din Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf al-Nawawi, for short Imam Nawawi, was born in the village of Nawa in the vicinity of Damascus in 631 A.H. (1233 A.D.). He grew up in Nawa and at the age of nineteen went to study in Damascus which was considered the center of learning and scholarship.

    During his stay at Damascus, Imam Nawawi studied from more than twenty celebrated teachers, regarded as masters and authorities of their fields and disciplines. He studied Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence and principles, syntax and Etymology from great scholars such as Abu Ibrahim Ishaq bin Ahmad AI-Maghribi, Abu Muhammad Abdur-Rahman bin Ibrahim Al-Fazari, Radiyuddin Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin Abu Hafs Umar bin Mudar Al-Mudari, Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin Isa Al-Muradi, Abul-Baqa Khalid bin Yusuf An-Nablusi, and Abul-Abbas Ahmad bin Salim Al-Misri.

    Imam Nawawi had endless thirst for knowledge. He used to read twelve lessons daily and wrote commentaries on every lesson. Whatever books he read, he would write marginal notes and explanations on each book. His intelligence, hard work, love, devotion and absorption in his studies amazed his teachers and they became fond of him and began to praise and admire him. Allah had also conferred upon him the gift of fast memorisation and depth of thought. Imam Nawawi made full benefit of his God given qualities and potentialities and earned the highest degree of honor. 

    Imam Nawawi led a life of singular piety, righteousness and simplicity. After over 20 years, he returned to his hometown. Soon after his arrival at Nawa, he fell ill and died in 676 A.H. (1278 AD).

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