Tafsir in Islamic sense means detailed study of verses and the science of correctly understanding. Tafsir Ibn Kathir is one of the earliest, easiest and most read commentary of Quran. Ibn Kathir was born in the city of Busra in 701 H. His father was the Friday speaker of the village, but he died while Ibn Kathir was only four years old. Ibn Kathir’s brother, Shaykh Abdul-Wahhab, reared him and taught him unt il he moved to Damascus in 706 H. , when he was five years old. Ibn Kathir studied Fiqh – Islamic jurisprudence – with Burhan Ad-Din,Ibrahim bin ` Abdur-Rahman Al-Fizari, known as Ibn Al-Firkah (whodied in 729 H). Ibn Kathir heard Hadiths f rom ` Isa bin Al-Mut im, Ahmad bin Abi Talib, (Ibn Ash-Shahnah) (who died in 730 H), Ibn Al-Haj j ar, (who died in 730 H), and the Hadith narrator of Ash-Sham (modern day Syria and surrounding areas); Baha Ad-Din Al-Qasim binMuzaf far bin ` Asakir (who died in 723 H), and Ibn Ash-Shirdzi, Ishaqbin Yahya Al-Ammuddi, also known as ` Af if Ad-Din, the Zahiriyyah Shaykh who died in 725 H, and Muhammad bin Zarrad. He remainedwith Jamal Ad-Din, Yusuf bin Az-Zaki AlMizzi who died in 724 H, he benef ited f rom his knowledge and also married his daughter. He also read with Shaykh Al-Islam, Taqi Ad-Din Ahmad bin ` Abdul-Halim bin` Abdus-Salam bin Taymiyyah who died in 728 H. He also read with the Imam Haf iz and historian Shams Ad-Din, Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Uthman bin Qaymaz Adh-Dhahabi, who died in 748 H. Also, Abu Musa Al-Qarafai, Abu Al-Fath Ad-Dabbusi and ‘Ali bin ` Umar As-Suwani andothers who gave him permission to transmit the knowledge he learned with them in Egypt.
This book rationally and logically analysis the various ignorant claims of people who want to create deception. By analyzing and refuting all baseless claims, author reaches to the conclusion that Qur’an is from God and has no human intervention.
In 1989 three American converts to Islam joined together to form Saheeh International. Initially established to edit Islamic literature in English submitted by authors to Dar Abul-Qasim of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, shortly thereafter the group began to produce material of its own as well. Their most notable work was published in 1997 – A translation of the Quran’s meanings.
Just as reading a medicine’s name doest not cure a patient unless it is consumed. Reading Qur’an without understanding and implementation will never cure the real problems. The basic purpose of Qur’an itself is to read it with understanding. As mentioned by Allah himself:-
“This is a book We have sent down to you blest so that the people may ponder over the verses thereof and the wise may be admonished (Sad :29).
This article explains the various issues related to this topic.
This article discusses following claims:-
– Is Qur’an word of a normal human?
– Is Qur’an from a poet or a techer?
– Is Qur’an copied from earlier scriptures like Bible?
– Is Qur’an from Satan or Devil?
Analysis of these claims is followed by conclusion.
Quran is the primary source of Islam. It claims to be the verbatim word of God. But any book from God must reflect the signature of the creator who has accurate knowledge of science, history and creation. God cannot convey a message that is unscientific and inconsistent.
ScanIslam brings to you a few of many such miraculous verses from the Quran speaking about scientific facts established only lately.
Had this not been from God, these facts would have been impossible to describe 1400 years ago without the use of accurate equipments and modern technology.