This unique book displays the genius of al-Suyuti in exegesis of the Qur'an. Through his deep reflection and knowledge of the Qur'an and its related sciences, he provides insights into why its chapters are ordered so and unveils intricacies to the reader which could only have been unearthed by one possessing such mastery and genius.
The author states at many junctures within the book that he is displaying his reflections to the reader, so one is given the opportunity through this intimate writing style to ponder over the Qur'an from the perspective of a true tafsir master.
From The Back Cover:
Qatadah (d. 118) said, “By Allah, they would find in the Qur'an that which would impede sinfulness, if only they contemplated upon it and comprehended it.” [Tafsir al-Tabari]
Al-Shawkani (d. 1250) said, “Al-Suyuṭi was a major Imam, and a prolific author. He was given authorisation (ijazah) by the major scholars of his time from different countries and towns. He excelled in the various sciences and surpassed his peers; he gained distinction and his acclaim spread far and wide. From his beneficial works are his two Jami' collections of hadith, al-Durr al-Manthur and al-Itqan fī 'Ulum al-Qur'an.” [Summarised from his biography in al-Badr al-Ṭali' (1/328-335)]
The author said, “[I have aimed to produce an interesting book about a special theme]—that being the rationale of the order of the surahs—so it can help and save the time of one who is after such knowledge. Most of its content is from my own thoughts, contemplation and insights since only a few people have touched upon this topic. I have explicitly given reference to that which I used from others, and I would only mention that which is good and would not make me subject to criticism.”
About The Author
Imam Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi'i al-Ash`ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti 849-911AH /1445-1505),, the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, encyclopedist, historian, and biographer and probably one of the most prolific of all Islamic writers. There are an enormous number of his essays and treatises preserved today.
A number of his writings concerned scientific topics or issues related to natural science and food and regimen, amongst other things From Asyut in Egypt, he was among the most renowned and prolific Muslim scholars of all time. He wrote more than 300 books, covering every aspect of the Islamic sciences. He memorized the Quran at the age of eight, and then went on to study with more than 150 scholars. He travelled extensively in his quest for knowledge to Damascus, Hijaz, Yemen, India, Morocco, and the lands south of Morocco, as well as in Egypt.
Al-Suyuti devoted his life to learning, teaching and writing. He was noble, abstinent and self-sufficient, distancing himself from people of rank and power and living on what he earned by teaching. Major writings of al-Suyuti that remain widely used today include al-Itqan, on the Quranic sciences; and Tafsir al-Jalalayn, which he completed when only.
About The Translators
Adnan Karim: Head of translation at Dar Al-Arqam. He has translated and edited number of works for Dar Al-Arqam.
Ariff Olla: Student and appointed translator of Shaykh Sa'd Al-Shithri.
About The Editor
Ayman Khalid has studied the Islamic sciences under scholars in his homeland of Jordan, and has translated and edited a number of works for Dar Al-Arqam.
Forfatter: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti
Udgiver: Dar al-Arqam (2018)