Tafsir al-Qurtubi : Volume Three : New,
Juz' 3: Surat al-Baqarah 254 - 286 & Surah al-Imran 1 - 95,
'General Judgements of the Qur'an and
Clarification of what it Contains of the
Sunnah and Ayahs of Discrimination,'
*[-A4] Hardback - 295 pages,
by Imam Abu Abdullah al-Andalusi al-Qurtubi [d.671h],
Translated by Aisha Bewley,
Published by Diwan Press.
Now in Stock March 2023
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 3, Among the important matters covered in this third volume are extensive commentary on the Ayat al-Kursi the greatest ayat in the Qur'an, the ayats on usury and the longest ayat in the Qur'an which regulates credit and debt, among the very last revealed to the Messenger of Allah ? the unparalleled ayats that conclude Surat al-Baqarah, and the passage from Surah Al 'Imran that explicates the difference between ayats containing clear judgements and others that are open to interpretation. There is of course, the eponymous theme of the surah, the family of 'Imran: Maryam, her son 'Isa, Zakariyya' and his son Yahya, peace be upon them all.
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 Third 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 x 17.5cm.