This short book has been compiled so that people may be able to understand those Surahs which are most commonly recited in Salah. Understanding their meanings and pondering over them will greatly improve concentration during Salah.
In this seminal work, the author suggests that each chapter of the Qur’an contains at least one distinct theme that underlies—and shows the logical connection—between every verse of that chapter. Moreover, he proposes that the chapters themselves take together make up a deliberate and unique portrait of human beings and of the spiritual life.
Allah describes the Qur’an as the ‘guidance to mankind, and the Criterion (of right and wrong)’ (2:185). Islamic scholars have therefore sought to explain the sciences associated with correctly understanding the revelation.
This unique book brings together, for the first time, traditional and new principles required in Qur’anic interpretation. It sets the challenge for present day scholars to take up the mantle of elucidating the Qur’an within our modern context and reinforces to the layman what a bewilderingly wondrous gift it is that Allah has placed in our midst.
This tafsir is comprehensive, based on both narrated reports and rational argument, based on the most authentic well known tafasir such as al-Tabari, al-Kashshaf, Ibn Kathir, al-Bahr al-Muhit and Ruh al-Ma’ani.