An English translation and commentary of the Holy Qur'an by Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi. Includes an introduction by Shaykh Abu 'l-Hasan Ali Nadwi.
2-Colour print on good quality paper.
Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi cogently demonstrates how the Qur'an stands out above other Scriptures.
Abdul Majid Daryabadi's Tafsir
al-Quran in 2 Volumes. In addition to presenting a truly faithful and
idiomatic English translation which retains almost all the original
Arabic syntax and word-order in its translation of the Quranic text,
Daryabadis work represents as an admirable venture into comparative
religion. Based on a thoroughly critical study of the Bible in
particular, as also other major world faiths, anthropology and history
in general, Daryabadi cogently demonstrates how the Qur'an stands out
above other Scriptures which have been tampered with down the ages.
Another valuable element of
the work is the elucidation of Islam which it provides-its life-giving
articles of faith, its life-sustaining teachings and its life-enriching
worldview in a manner best suited for the English speaking reading
The exegesis by Daryabadi
throws ample light on all those peoples who have been mentioned in the
Holy Qur'an along with their geographical locations and the eras in
which they flourished. One can find all the necessary details about the
earlier prophets who find a mention in the Holy Qur'an, since it
Provides answers to such questions as what was the time of their advent,
were the peoples to whom they disseminated the message vouchsafed to
them who were the Adites and Thamudites and the people of Prophet Salih,
where those people lived, where were Babil and Madyan located and
similar other questions that arise in mind while reading the Holy
The exegesis also demonstrates
in the light of human experience and researches made in the field of
anthropology and sociology the superiority Islamic social order and its
legislations pertaining to marriage, divorce, inheritance etc., over all
other social laws and systems. It shows how the Islamic injunctions
represent the most refined and elaborate system of social existence
known to the civilized world.
About The Author
MAJID DARYABADI (1892-1977), born in India, obtained his BA (honors) in
Philosophy from Canning College, Lucknow. He published scores of books
and articles in both English and Urdu, which bring out the excellence of
Islam. Throughout his academic career he edited the Urdu weekly Sachch
and then Sidq (1925-76), which was acclaimed in the Indo-Pak
Subcontinent for its inspiring message and stylistic features.
1909 Through reading English books written by agnostics, he had turned
from a good believer to a heretic, his apostasy continued till 1918. At
that time, he read the English translation of the Quraan It convinced
him that the Qur'an is no collection of hearsay stories, but a
collection of deep and sublime truths.
was actively associated with the Khilafat Movement; Royal Asiatic
Society, London; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Nadwatul Ulema,
Lucknow; Shibli Academy, Azamgarh and several other leading Islamic and
literary organizations. In addition to contributing an extensive
commentary on the Qur'an in English, Daryabadi wrote also an independent
Tafsir in Urdu published as Tafsir Majidi (Lucknow, Academy of Islamic
Research and Publications.