Details: Qur’an : The Sublime Word, Vol One, English, New,
‘A New Translation and Modern Commentary,’
*[-A4] Hardback – 568 pages, [English & Arabic],
by Shaykh Imdad Hussain Pirzada,
Published by Al-Karam.
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Qur’an: The Sublime Word (Volume 1) – Chapter 1 (al-Fatihah) to Chapter 6 (al-An‘am). This is the English rendering of Tafsir Imdad al-Karam ; the Urdu translation and uncomplicated commentary of the Qur’an by Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, the founder and principal of Jamia Al-Karam, England.
The Qur’an is the final book of Almighty Allah, which was revealed upon the final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and grant him peace. This book is comprehensive, and its teachings are complete and perfect, and full of guidance.
The people of knowledge have presented esteemed and valued services in relation to Qur’an commentary. By diving deep into the ocean of words and meanings, they extracted countless pearls of knowledge and wisdom, which they have written into the books of Qur’an commentary. A common and ordinary person, however, does not have the ability with which he can comprehend matters relating to etymology, syntax and language. Therefore, there was a need for a commentary in which the meaning of the Qur’an is explained in a very simple, straightforward and easy manner.
Furthermore, the Qur’an is a universal, all-inclusive and eternal message of guidance that is not bound by any time or place. Therefore, there was also a need for a commentary that gives greater importance to those issues and proofs which can have an effect in today’s society that is ardently dedicated to intellect, reason and logic, and that can prove helpful towards understanding Islam. It is part of human nature that logical reasoning and practical examples are desired in order to gain heartfelt satisfaction and contentment. With these thoughts in mind, the commentary to this sublime word is presented here.
Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada is an established scholar, teacher, orator, educator and author of numerous works. Due to his training in Islamic intellectual and spiritual traditions, his understanding of contemporary norms and his practical proﬁciency concerning the aﬀairs of the British Muslim community, he is distinctively qualiﬁed as a voice of reason and wisdom supplemented with simplicity in expression.
Shaykh Pirzada is gifted with the ability to adjust his academic and intellectual expression to the level of his audience. He conveys complex theological ideas and complicated issues in a comprehensive manner readily accessible to the common person but also beneﬁcial to the scholar alike. As such, he is a meaningful and accessible public intellectual. His written works are available for audiences of diﬀerent levels from pupils at schools to more advanced learners and researchers.
He has written dozens of books on educational, religious, and contemporary matters in Arabic, Urdu and English. The magnum opus of his works is the first modern exegesis of the Qur’an to be written in the UK, ‘Qur’an: The Sublime Word’, which comprises of 5 volumes. Currently he is working on a 12 volume commentary to the ‘Sahih’ of al-Imam al-Bukhari.
Shaykh Pirzada is founder and principal of Jamia Al-Karam in Retford, Nottinghamshire; founder and chairman of Muslim Charity; helping the needy; and president of the United Kingdom Branch of the World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates. He is recognised as one of the 500 most inﬂuential Muslims in the world.