The Principles of Qur'an Commentary
By : Shah Waliyullah
Translator : Prof. G N Jalbani
Hardback 94 Pages
Publisher : Kitab Bhavan
About The Book
One of Shah Waliyullaha'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.
This book is meant to establish a basis for interpreting the Qur'an. It speaks about the various features of the Qur'anic style.
About The Author
Qutb al-Din Ahmad ibn 'Abd al-Rahim, popularly known as Shah Waliyullah, lived at a critical juncture of Muslim history. India had enjoyed the peaceful and prosperous rule of the Mughals for more than 200 years, but by the time of Shah Waliyullah, mutually hostile principalities had begun to emerge.
Many of the newly emerging quasi independent states were the result of the rising influence of the militant Maratha, Sikh and Hindu communities and Muslim power and glory in the sub-continent, as in other parts of the world, were gradually eroded. It was at this time of utter despair and despondency for Muslims that Shah Waliyullah was born.
He is among the later scholars who carried the traditions of Al-Ghazzali and Imam Shatibi in combining the essential of Shari'ah, its understanding, development and interpretation to the issues and problems of life.
He like Al-Ghazzali took deep stock of Akhira as the explaining point of the relationship between worldly existence and the Hereafter in a meaningful way.
This book is available from different publishers
Maktabat al Bushra (In Arabic)
Ta-Ha Publishers (New English Translaion)
Zam Zam Publishers (Commentary in Arabic-English)