Al-Kashani: A Sufi Qur'an Commentary V2

'Abd al-Razzaq Kashani :
A Sufi Commentary on the Qur'an, New,
Tawilat al-Qur'an, Volume 2,
[A5+] Large Paperback - 690 pages,
by Kamal al-Din 'Abd al-Razaq al-Kashani [d.730h]
Transl. by Khalid Williams,
Jointly Published by;
Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought,
& by The Islamic Texts Society.


Back in Stock May 2024


Description :

The Sufi commentary on the Qur'an by Abd al-Razzaq al-Kashani (Ta'wilat al-Qur'an)--long believed to have been written by Muhyi al-Din Ibn Arabi (d. 1240)--is one of the masterpieces of Sufi exegesis.

It is a complete commentary on the Qur'an, commenting on every chapter but not on every verse. A Sufi Commentary on the Qur'an is the first translation into English of this seminal work. Though little is known about the life of Abd al-Razzaq al-Kashani (d. between 1329-35), it is accepted that he studied under Mu'ayyid al-Din al-Jandi, who himself had studied with Sadr al-Din Qunawi, the stepson of Ibn Arabi and leading exponent of Akbarian doctrine.

Despite the paucity of information on his life, Al-Kashani is recognised for the significant contribution he made to the school of Ibn Arabi; his influence and legacy lie in his systemisation of the ideas and thoughts of Ibn Arabi. The central theme of Kashani's commentary on the Qur'an is gnosis or direct experiential knowledge of God: the seeker of the Divine is to engage in dedicated spiritual exertion in conformity with the Sacred Law until the heart becomes illuminated.


The Ta'wilat al-Qur'an has been translated in two volumes. This second volume is now available from Madani Propagation, or it can be purchased together with Volume 1.



About the Author :

Kamal al-Din 'Abd al-Razzaaq al-Kashani [al-Qashani] (d. c. 730/1330).

'Abd al-Razzaq al-Kashani [al-Qashani] (d. c. 730/1330) was an important Persian figure in the school of Ibn al-'Arabi. He authored around forty five Arabic and Persian works including several Arabic writings centered on the allegorical-mystical exegesis of the Qur'an or portions thereof.


Khalid Williams is the translator of Volume II of A Sufi Commentary on the Qur’an. He specialises in translation from Arabic, with a particular focus on Islamic Studies and Sufism. 



Table of Contents :

---Editor's Introduction,
------Sufi Approaches to Qur'anic Commentary,
------Kamal al-Din 'Abd al-Razzaq al-Kashani,
----------Life, Works and Sectarian Affliliation,
----------The Tawilat al-Qur'an,
----------The Influence of ibn al-'Arabi,
----------Sainthood (walaya) and Prophethood (nubuwwa),
----------Eschatology and the 'Hermeneutics of Mercy'
------On the Translation of Tawilat al-Qur'an,
------Notes to Editor's Introduction,

A Sufi Commentary on the Qur'an : Volume Two,

---Surah al-Maryam to Surah an-Nas

Appendix :
---Persons cited in the Text,




Also see Qur'an Homepage.
Also see Sufi books.
Also see Qur'anic Books.


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