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Tafsir Al Qurtubi: Classical Commentary of the Holy Quran: Vol 1 (Hardcover)

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787 pages
Published November 9th 2003 by Dar Al Taqwa Ltd
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Umm Layth
Jun 09, 2007 Umm Layth rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Muslims
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Aisha Bewley did a wonderful job with the translation of this classical book. It gives me an Iman boost everytime I pick it up. Definitely a must have.
Ian Nisbet
Jun 11, 2013 Ian Nisbet rated it it was amazing
Everything that Aisha Bewley translates is beautifully written. The English is absolutely clear and very accurate in terms of meaning. The Quran should always be studied properly, not flippantly dipped into, if one wants to truly understand Gods words and message for mankind. Tafsir (explanation of the Quran) is the way in which Muslims understand the Quran, as it is to be read alongside the text. Each word and verse's context and background is explained based upon the Arabic language and narrat ...more
Asad
Mar 13, 2008 Asad rated it it was amazing
You can only read a few pages a day, but when you see the phenomenal detail Imam Qurtubi (ra) goes into, you see what a great man he was.

This Tafsir is good especially if you want to get into the root meaning of the Arabic words of the Quran,indispensible for interpreting the correct meaning.

Imam Qurtubi tells you what the word meant before Jahilliyyah (pre Islamic time), then during the time of the Prophet peace be upon him, and then after, if the word changed lexically and what it meant.

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Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley, born 1948 in the United States. She holds a BA in French and MA in Near Eastern Languages from the University of California, Berkeley. She spent a year with a fellowship at the American University in Cairo and at the same time attended a seminar on Sufism and Islamic philosophy at Dar al-’Ulum. She is a student of Shaykh Abdalqadir al-Murabit, and also studied Ibn ‘Arabi ...more
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