Tafsir Al-Jalalayn: Explanation of the whole Qur'an in English in one Book
Includes Glossary and Index
Tafsir Al-Jalalayn
Book Description:

The publication of this book is a landmark in the history of Islamic literature in English. With this work, for the first time, a complete translation of one of the greatest classical commentaries on the Holy Qur'an becomes available to English-speaking readers. Tafsir al-Jalalayn, meaning 'The Commentary of the Two Jalals' is named after its two authors: Jalalu'd-Din al-Mahalli (1389-1459), who wrote half of it, and his student, Jalalu'd-Din as-Suyuti (1445-1505), one of the greatest Muslim scholars of all, who completed it after al-Mahalli's death. For half a millennium Tafsir al-Jalalayn has been considered the essential first step in the study of the meanings of the Qur'an by teachers and students throughout the Islamic world. Although it is among the shortest and simplest of the 'complete commentaries, it is at the same time both wide-ranging and profound.

English Translator:

Aisha Abdurrahman at Tarjumana Bewley is one today's most prolific translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not only understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and nature of teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and direct transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more than twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many classical works in Arabic more accessible to English-speaking readers for the first time, including Ash-Shifa of Qadi "Iyad." She is co-translator of The Noble Qur'an, A New Rendering of its Meaning in English. Other works include Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik, Glossary of Islamic Terms, Islam: The Empowering of Women, Muslim Women, A Biographical Dictionary.
About the Authors:
Imam Jalal'Uddin Al- Mahalli       and       Imam Jalal'Uddin As-Suyuti

Jalalu'd-din muhammad ibn ahmad al-mahalli (791-864/1389-1459) of Cairo was a versatile, scholar who excelled in jurisprudence, theology, grammar, rhetoric, and Qur'anic commentary. He was known for his scrupulousness, fear of Allah, and fearlessness in upholding the truth. Al-Mahalli was offered the highest judicial positions but refused them. He taught jurisprudence in the Mu'ayyadiyya and Barquqiyya madrasas. Abstinent and ascetic, he lived on what he earned by trade. His most famous work is his Qur'anic commentary, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, which he began halfway through the text with Surat al-Kahf, ending with an-Nas and al-Fatiha.. Although he died before he could start the other half, the work was completed by his student, Jalalu'd-Din as-Suyuti.
Al-Mahalli's other books include commentaries on Jam' al-Jawami', al-Burda, al-Manahij fi'l-fiqh, al-Waraqat fi'l-usul, Kitab al Jihad.

Jalalu'd-din al-Misri as-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, (849-911AH /1445-1505), the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, encyclopedist, historian, and biographer and probably one of the most prolific of all Islamic writers. A number of his writings concerned scientific topics or issues related to natural science and food and regimen, amongst other things From Asyut in Egypt, he was among the most renowned and prolific Muslim scholars of all time. He wrote more than 300 books, covering every aspect of the Islamic sciences. He memorized the Qur'an at the age of eight, and then went on to study with more than 150 scholars. He travelled extensively in his quest for knowledge - to Damascus, Hijaz, Yemen, India, Morocco, and the lands south of Morocco, as well as in Egypt.
As-Suyuti devoted his life to learning, teaching and writing. He was noble, abstinent and self-sufficient, distancing himself from people of rank and power and living on what he earned by teaching. Major writings of as-Suyuti that remain widely used today include al-Itqan, on the Qur'anic sciences; and Tafsir al-Jalalayn, which he completed when he was only 22.

Product Details:
Hardcover: 1378 pages
Publisher: Dar al Taqwa, London, UK          Price: $81.50