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Tafsir al-Qurtubi – Introduction by Imam al-Qurtubi translated by Aisha Bewley
Book Title Tafsir Al Qurtubi Introduction
Book AuthorAisha Bewley, Imam al-Qurtubi
Total Pages139
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Tafsir al-Qurtubi – Introduction by Imam al-Qurtubi translated by Aisha Bewley


This PDF is an introduction to famous books of Tafsir al Qurtubi it comprises of the General Judgments of the Qur’an and Clarification of what it contains the Sunnah and äyahs of Discrimination Abü ‘Abdulläh Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abi Bakr ibn Farb al-Aniäri al-Khazr4ji al-Andalusi al-Qurtubi

Book Contents

  • The general virtues of the Qur’an and encouragement to study it. The excellence of the one who seeks it, recites it, listens to it and acts by it.
  • How to recite the Book of Allah and what is disliked and forbidden in respect of it, and people’s disagreement about that
  • Cautioning the people of the Qur’an and scholars against showing off
  • What someone who knows the Qur’an must do and not neglect to do
  • The syntax of the Qur’an, learning it and studying it, and the reward for the one who recites the Qur’an with proper inflections
  • What is reported about the excellence of tafsīr of the Qur’an and those who do it
  • What is reported about the one who is a bearer of the
  • Qur’an, who he is and those who are hostile to him
  • The respect and esteem for the Qur’an which is mandatory for someone who recites and bears the Qur’an
  • What is reported regarding threats against engaging in tafsīr of the Qur’an by means of opinion (ra’y) or being bold in doing that, and the ranks of the commentators
  • The Book being explained by the Sunnah, and what has been transmitted about that
  • How to learn and understand the Book of Allah and the
  • Sunnah of His Prophet g, and what has been narrated about it being easier for someone who used to act by it without memorising it
  • The meaning of the words of the Prophet g, “The Qur’an
  • was revealed in seven aḥruf (dialects/modes).”
  • Section on the seven readings
  • Section: The hadith of ‘Umar and Hishām
  • The collection of the Qur’an and the reason ‘Uthmān had copies of the Qur’an copied out and burned the rest. The memorisation of the Qur’an by the Companions in the time of the Prophet
  • What has come about the order of the sūrahs and āyahs of the Qur’an, its vowelling and dots, its ḥizbs and tens, the number of its letters, juz’s, words and āyahs
  • The meaning of the words sūrah, āyah, kalimah (word) and ḥarf (letter)
  • Does the Qur’an contain words which are not Arabic?
  • Points about the inimitability of the Qur’an, preconditions of the miracle and its reality
  • Information about hadiths forged about the excellence of the sūrahs of the Qur’an and other matters
  • What has come on the refutation of those who attack the Qur’an and oppose the text of ‘Uthmān by adding to it or removing some of it
  • Seeking Refuge with Allah from Shayṭān
  • The Basmalah

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