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Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur’aan – Tafsir ibn Kathir

Tafsir ibn Kathir

Tafsir ibn Kathir

Qur’aan is the Word of Allah, uncreated. It was revealed to the Final Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, little by little in a period of over 23 years. It has the message to the mankind belonging to all generations from the time it was revealed, until the final day. Each verse of the Qur’aan has wisdom and a message to us all.

To explain the interpretation of each of the verses, in order to enable the common folk to understand the meanings and to prevent wrong interpretation, scholars worked on explanation of the Qur’aan by looking into the purpose of revelation of a particular verse, the explanation provided the Prophet, peace be upon him, himself, the understanding of the Companions of the Prophet, may Allah be Pleased with them and many other factors.

Among the most known and the most referred books of tafsir (interpretation/explanation), Tafsir ibn Kathir is on the top. It is the work of Imam Ismail ibn Kathir and is titled Tafsir al-Qur’aan al-‘Adhim. He has provided the explanation of the verses of the Quran from the ahaadeeth of the Messenger, peace be upon him and understanding of the Companions and other scholars.

It has been translated into the English language and also abridged by a group of scholars under the supervision of Shaikh Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri, may Allah have Mercy on him. It is being published and sold by Dar-us-Salam. A PDF version is however available for free; it consists of approximately 5700 pages and is a very good book to refer, for knowing the interpretation of the verses of the Qur’aan. All the 10 volumes of the abridged version of the tafsir have been compiled into one file.

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