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Al-Wahidi\'s Asbab al-Nuzul
Al-Wahidi's Asbab al-Nuzul
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*[-A4] Large Paperback - 284 pages,
Asbab al-Nuzul by Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi [d.468h],
Trans. by Mokrane Guezzou,
'Great Commentaries on the Holy Qur'an' Series,
Published by Dar ul Thaqafah.

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Asbab al-Nuzul  by Imam Alī ibn Ahmad al-Wāhidī, may Allah be pleased with him (d. 468/1075), the earliest scholar of the branch of the Qur'anic sciences known as Asbāb al-Nuzūl (i.e. the contexts and occasions of the Revelation of the Qur'an).

Imam al-Wāhidī and subsequent scholars aimed to collect and systemise information concerning all the known reasons and contexts for the Revelation of particular Qur'anic verses. This publication by the renowned translator Mokrane Guezzou represents the first accurate and reliable English translation of this seminal work.

Synopsis :

Asbab al-Nuzul or occasions and circumstances for the revelations; refers to a field of study and genre of literature devoted to recounting the circumstances of the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, and his followers when particular verses from the Qur'an were revealed.

Legal scholars regard this study as of great importance, on the principle that sound understanding of the revelation proceeds from knowing the reasons Allah revealed the Qur'an and how the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, applied the revelation when he received it. Asbab al-Nuzul sheds light on the ayah, it enlightens the tafsir and application of the ayah.

The earliest and the most important work in this genre is undoubtedly Kitab Asbab al-Nuzul (Book of Occasions and Circumstances of revelation) of Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi in which he mention occasions of about 570 verses out of 6236 verses of the Qur'an.

Imam Wahidi's work is not only the first attempt to collect all the material regarding the occasions of revelation in one single volume, but it is also the standard upon which all subsequent works were based.

About Imam al-Wahidi :

He is Abu'l-Hasan `Ali Ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali Ibn Mattuyah al-Wahidi al-Mattuwi al-Shafi'i, the author of the celebrated commentaries on the Qur'an. He was also the first master of his time in the sciences of grammar and Qur'anic exegesis. He was born in 398 hijri, in Nishapur.

He was coinsidered an expert in the tafsir (commentary of the Holy Qur'an), Asbab Al-Nuzul Al-Qur'an (Causes of the Revelation of the Noble Qur'an), in Arabic & in History.  He also composed a treatise on the motives for which the different portions of the Qur'an were revealed; a work called the Takhbir (Indication), containing an explanation of the (Ninety-Nine) excellent names given to God; a full commentary on the poems of Diwan al-Mutanabbi, surpassing in excellence all the numerous works on the same subject, and containing many curious observations.

Imam al-Wahidi was a student of Imam al-Tha`labi, the author of celebrated commentary of the Qur'an. He learned from him the science of Qur`anic interpretation, and ended by surpassing him. He died of a lingering disease in 486 AH / being 1076 Common Era), at Naysapur.

Imam al-Wahidi said :

'The knowledge about Tafsir of the ayah is not possible
without occupying oneself with their stories and explanation
of (the reasons) for their revelation'.

Table of Contents :

---Series Editor's Foreword,
---Translator's Introduction,
------Imam al-Wahidi and the Asbab al-Nuzul,

---Author's Introduction,
------The First Revelation of the Qur'an,
------The Last Revelation of the Qur'an,
------On the Basmala and it's Revelation.


---[1]. Al-Fatihah (the Opening),
---[2]. Al-Baqarah (the Cow),
---[3]. Aali Imran (the Family of Imran),
---[4]. An-Nisa’ (the Women),
---[5]. Al-Ma’idah (the Table),
---[6]. Al-An’am (the Cattle),
---[7]. Al-A’raf (the Heights),
---[8]. Al-Anfal (the Spoils of War),
---[9]. At-Taubah (the Repentance),
---[10]. Yunus (Yunus),
---[11]. Hud (Hud),
---[12]. Yusuf (Yusuf),
---[13]. Ar-Ra’d (the Thunder),
---[14]. Ibrahim (Ibrahim),
---[15]. Al-Hijr (the Rocky Tract),
---[16]. An-Nahl (the Bees),
---[17]. Al-Isra’ (the Night Journey),
---[18]. Al-Kahf (the Cave),
---[19]. Maryam (Maryam),
---[20]. Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha),
---[21]. Al-Anbiya’ (the Prophets),
---[22]. Al-Haj (the Pilgrimage),
---[23]. Al-Mu’minun (the Believers),
---[24]. An-Nur (the Light),
---[25]. Al-Furqan (the Criterion),
---[26]. Ash-Shu’ara’ (the Poets),
---[27]. An-Naml (the Ants),
---[28]. Al-Qasas (the Stories),
---[29]. Al-Ankabut (the Spider),
---[30]. Ar-Rum (the Romans),
---[31]. Luqman (Luqman)
---[32]. As-Sajdah (the Prostration),
---[33]. Al-Ahzab (the Combined Forces),
---[34]. Saba’ (the Sabeans),
---[35]. Al-Fatir (the Originator),
---[36]. Ya-Sin (Ya-Sin)
---[37]. As-Saffah (Those Ranges in Ranks),
---[38]. Sad (Sad),
---[39]. Az-Zumar (the Groups),
---[40]. Ghafar (the Forgiver),
---[41]. Fusilat (Distinguished)
---[42]. Ash-Shura (the Consultation),
---[43]. Az-Zukhruf (the Gold),
---[44]. Ad-Dukhan (the Smoke),
---[45]. Al-Jathiyah (the Kneeling),
---[46]. Al-Ahqaf (the Valley),
---[47]. Muhammad (Muhammad),
---[48]. Al-Fat’h (the Victory),
---[49]. Al-Hujurat (the Dwellings),
---[50]. Qaf (Qaf),
---[51]. Adz-Dzariyah (the Scatterers),
---[52]. At-Tur (the Mount),
---[53]. An-Najm (the Star),
---[54]. Al-Qamar (the Moon),
---[55]. Ar-Rahman (the Most Gracious),
---[56]. Al-Waqi’ah (the Event),
---[57]. Al-Hadid (the Iron),
---[58]. Al-Mujadilah (the Reasoning),
---[59]. Al-Hashr (the Gathering),
---[60]. Al-Mumtahanah (the Tested),
---[61]. As-Saf (the Row),
---[62]. Al-Jum’ah (Friday),
---[63]. Al-Munafiqun (the Hypocrites),
---[64]. At-Taghabun (the Loss & Gain),
---[65]. At-Talaq (the Divorce),
---[66]. At-Tahrim (the Prohibition),
---[67]. Al-Mulk – (the Kingdom),
---[68]. Al-Qalam (the Pen),
---[69]. Al-Haqqah (the Inevitable),
---[70]. Al-Ma’arij (the Elevated Passages),
---[71]. Nuh (Nuh),
---[72]. Al-Jinn (the Jinn),
---[73]. Al-Muzammil (the Wrapped),
---[74]. Al-Mudaththir (the Cloaked),
---[75]. Al-Qiyamah (the Resurrection),
---[76]. Al-Insan (the Human),
---[77]. Al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth),
---[78]. An-Naba’ (the Great News),
---[79]. An-Nazi’at (Those Who Pull Out),
---[80]. ‘Abasa (He Frowned),
---[81]. At-Takwir (the Overthrowing),
---[82]. Al-Infitar (the Cleaving),
---[83]. Al-Mutaffifin (Those Who Deal in Fraud),
---[84]. Al-Inshiqaq (the Splitting Asunder),
---[85]. Al-Buruj (the Stars),
---[86]. At-Tariq (the Nightcomer),
---[87]. Al-A’la (the Most High),
---[88]. Al-Ghashiyah (the Overwhelming),
---[89]. Al-Fajr (the Dawn),
---[90]. Al-Balad (the City),
---[91]. Ash-Shams (the Sun),
---[92]. Al-Layl (the Night),
---[93]. Adh-Dhuha (the Forenoon),
---[94]. Al-Inshirah (the Opening Forth),
---[95]. At-Tin (the Fig),
---[96]. Al-‘Alaq (the Clot),
---[97]. Al-Qadar (the Night of Decree),
---[98]. Al-Bayinah (the Proof),
---[99]. Az-Zalzalah (the Earthquake),
---[100]. Al-‘Adiyah (the Runners),
---[101]. Al-Qari’ah (the Striking Hour),
---[102]. At-Takathur (the Piling Up),
---[103]. Al-‘Asr (the Time),
---[104]. Al-Humazah (the Slanderer),
---[105]. Al-Fil (the Elephant),
---[106]. Al-Quraish (Quraish),
---[107]. Al-Ma’un (the Assistance),
---[108]. Al-Kauthar (the River of Abundance),
---[109]. Al-Kafirun (the Disbelievers),
---[110]. An-Nasr (the Help),
---[111]. Al-Masad (the Palm Fiber),
---[112]. Al-Ikhlas (the Sincerity),
---[113]. Al-Falaq (the Daybreak),
---[114]. An-Nas (Mankind).

*Dimensions : 25.5 x 17.9cm

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