Jamal ul Qur'an : English,
*[A4] Hardback - 954 pages,
by Justice Karam Shah al-Azhari.
English transl. by Prof. Anis Ahmed Sheikh,
Published by Ziya al-Qur'an, Pakistan.
Display Format : Arabic and English Text (Side by Side). This is the complete translation of the Qur'an by Zia-ul-Ummah Justice Pir Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari, May Allah have mercy upon his soul. Pir Karam Shah is responsible for translating the Qur'an into Urdu, and this English translation of the Urdu is by Prof. Anis Ahmad Sheikh (Gold Medallist).
The Arabic lettering and English text are also very clear and distinct. There is also a detailed introduction on the origins and background at the beginning of each Surah. See image below for sample text.
Also included ...
---Publishers Note [English]
---Index of Surahs, Juz, Where Revealed and Page number,
---Preface [Translated into English from the Urdu edition],
---Regarding the Collection of the Qur'an,
---The Arrangement of the Qur'an,
---The Etiquette of the Recitation of the Qur'an.
About the Author: Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah Al-Azhari, May Allah be pleased with him, was born on 1st July 1918, in Bhera Sharif, Pakistan. The Shaykh studied at Al-Azhar University, where he obtained the highest degree in Islamic Jurisprudence. When the shaykh returned to Pakistan, he did bayah with Shaykh-ul-Islam wa’l-Muslimeen, Khawaja Muhammad Qamar-al-Din Sialvi, (1906-1981).
Shaykh Karam Shah was a Saint in the Chishti Nizami Sufi Order. After completion of his studies, Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah, founded the famous Dar-ul-‘Uloom Al-Muhammadiya Al-Ghawthiyya, (DMG University Bhera, Pakistan). This was one of the first educational institutes of its kind to use syllabus of both Islamic Knowledge and B.A. in English, for both boys and girls. The shaykh went onto translate the Noble Qur'an into Urdu, by the name of Jamal-ul-Quran and provided the detailed exegesis of the Holy Quran in five volumes, by the name Zia-ul-Quran.
The Honourable Shaykh also wrote the detailed masterpiece, Seerah of the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Salla Allahu 'alaihi wa Sallam, in seven volumes, by the name Zia-un-Nabi. Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah served in the Federal Shariah Court as the Chief Justice, and also held the position of Judge on the bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, on the request of the Government of Pakistan till the day of his passing away. In April 2004, on the death anniversary of the shaykh, Pakistan Post Office issued a commemorative postage stamp of two rupees. The Honourable Shaykh was known as, The Luminary Light of the Islamic Nation (Ziya ul-Ummat).
Paper quality is of a resonable standard.
Other works of/related to Shaykh Karam Shah.
* Dimensions : 25 x 18.5 x 4.3cm.