Table of Contents:
1. Sūrat al-Fātiḥah
Topic One: its virtues and names
Topic Two: its revelation and its rulings
Topic Three: Saying ‘Āmīn’
Topic Four: the meanings of the Fātiḥah, its recitations and syntax, and the excellence of those who praise
2. Sūrat al-Baqarah – The Cow 1 – 141
Table of Contents for Āyats
The tafsīr of al-Qurṭubī is perhaps one of the most compendious of them all and is certainly among the most famous. As its title, al-Jāmi’ li Aḥkām al-Qur’ān – The General Judgments of the Qur’an, suggests, its main focus is on the rulings and judgments to be found in the Qur’ān. However, in the course of doing that, al-Qurṭubī examines all the relevant sciences necessary, such as the ḥadīth pertaining to the āyahs, events in the sīrah, what the Companions, their Followers and other noted people of knowledge said about the āyahs, essential aspects of Arabic etymology, syntax and usage, copiously illustrated by examples, and much more.
In this volume, the author examines the Fātiḥah in great depth, and then works through the first juz’ (two ḥizbs), stopping to examine linguistic matters, aḥkām/judgments in greater detail, covering, for example, īmān, establishment of the ṣalāt, zakāt, hypocrisy, the Tribe of Israel, the creation of Adam and Ḥawwā’, caliphate, abrogation, and including the pivotal story of the sacrifice of the cow by the Tribe of Israel.
Contributor Bio: Al-Qurtubi, Abu ‘abdullah Muhammad
Abū Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Abī Bakr ibn Farḥ al-Anṣārī al-Khazrajī al-Andalusī Al-Qurṭubī (610-11 AH/1214 CE – 671 AH/1273 CE) was born in Cordoba in Spain, but moved in 1236 to Cairo in Egypt, where he lived until his death. He was Mālikī in fiqh, and although he composed other works, he is most famous for this tafsīr.
Contributor Bio: Bewley, Aisha Abdurrahman
Aisha Bewley is the translator of a large number of classical works of Islam and Sufism, often in collaboration with Abdalhaqq Bewley.
Contributor Bio: Bewley, Abdalhaqq
Abdalhaqq accepted Islam in 1968 and spent some years in Morocco studying Islam. Since that time he has worked with Shaykh Dr Abdalqadir as-Sufi on the establishment of Islam and Muslim communities, which has led to periods living and teaching in Nigeria, the US, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Spain, the Caribbean and the UK.