Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Volume Two : New,
Juz' 2: Surat al-Baqarah 142 - 253
'General Judgements of the Qur'an and
Clarification of what it Contains of the
Sunnah and Ayahs of Discrimination,'
*[-A4] Hardback - 489 pages,
by Imam Abu Abdullah al-Andalusi al-Qurtubi [d.671h],
Translated by Aisha Bewley,
Published by Diwan Press.
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The tafsir of Imam al-Qurtubi is perhaps one of the most compendious of them all and is certainly among the most famous. As its title, al-Jami‘ li Ahkam al-Qur’an – The General Judgments of the Qur’an, suggests, its main focus is on the rulings and judgments to be found in the Qur’an. However, in the course of doing that, al-Qurtubi examines all the relevant sciences necessary, such as the hadith pertaining to the ayahs, events in the sirah, what the Companions, their Followers and other noted people of knowledge said about the ayahs, essential aspects of Arabic etymology, syntax and usage, copiously illustrated by examples, and much more.
In Volume 2, the author continues through the second juz’ (two hizbs) of Surat al-Baqarah, stopping to examine ahkam/judgments in greater detail including the changing of the qiblah, ?ajj, retaliation, fasting, wills and bequests, menstruation, marriage and divorce, fighting in the Way of Allah, Talut and Jalut, and lending Allah a generous loan, a list, however, which hardly does justice to the range of subject matter and depth of treatment of this extraordinary work.
About Imam al-Qurtubi:
Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abi Bakr ibn Farh al-Ansari al-Khazraji al-Andalusi al-Qurtubi (610-11 AH/1214 CE – 671 AH/1273 CE) was born in Cordoba in Spain, but moved in 1236 to Cairo in Egypt, where he lived until his death. He was Maliki in fiqh, and although he composed other works, he is most famous for this tafsir.
Aisha Bewley is the translator of a large number of classical works of Islam and Sufism, often in collaboration with Abdalhaqq Bewley, notably The Noble Qur’an – a New Rendering of Its Meanings in English; Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – the translation of Qadi ‘Iyad’s ash-Shifa’; the Muwatta’ of Imam Malik ibn Anas; and Imam an-Nawawi’s Riyad as-Salihin.
NB: This work is the Second Juz/Volume of the actual Tafasir. Further published volumes are on their way.
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Introduction,
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Vol 1,
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Vol 2,
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Vol 3,
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Vol 4,
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Vol 5,
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Vol 6,
Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Vol 7.
Also see Tafsir and Tafsir Studies.
More Qur'anic Books.
Also see the Qur'anic Sciences.
*Dimensions : 25.1 x 18cm.