Saturday, December 5, 2015

Al-Fawz Al-Kabir Fi Usul Al-Tafsir by Shah Waliyyullah

A Manual of Principles and Subtleties of Qur'anic Tafsir 
Translated, Introduced and Annotated 
Paperback 259 Pages
ISBN : 9781842001349 
About The Book
Al-Fawz al-Kabir fi Usul at-Tafsir 
The Great Victory, on Qur’anic Hermeneutics is a manual of the principles and subtleties of Qur’anic tafsīr.
In it the author outlines the five fundamental sciences that the Qur’an contains:
  1. the science of judgements (ahkam)
  2. reminding others of the favours of Allah
  3. the Days of Allah
  4. the Life after Death and
  5. giving particular attention to the science of polemics.

He also reviews the other sciences of tafsir such as
  • the circumstances of revelation (asbab an-nuzul),
  • abrogating and abrogated ayat (an-nasikh wa’l-mansukh) and
  • the unusual words and phrases of the Qur’an (ghara’ib al-Qur’an)
before concluding the book by looking at the extraordinary and miraculous aspects of the Noble Book, and a final chapter on the meanings of the letters of the Arabic alphabet.
This book is one of Shah Waliyyullah's important works, Originally written in Persian. It helps in clearing the cobwebs of misconception which sometimes crop up in the minds of non-Muslims as well as some Muslims in the study of the Qur'an.
It is meant to establish a basis for interpreting the Qur'an. It speaks about the various features of the Quranic style.

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