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‘Towards Understanding The Quran’ is a fresh English rendering of Tafhim al-Quran, Sayyid Mawdudi's monumental and masterly Urdu translation of the Quran and a selection of his commentary. Here is a work with a difference, by a scholar of an entirely different sort. An immense wealth of profound understanding of the Quran is here, a vast treasure of knowledge and deep insight, and a valuable exposition of some social, political, economic and legal teachings of the Quran. But what makes this work unique is that it presents the Quran as a book to be lived by, a mission to be lived for, and a duty that a reader can no longer evade or postpone. This rare quality is imparted not only by the depth of his scholarship and style of exposition, but also because Sayyid Mawdudi lived by what he expounded as his life abundantly proves.
Despite being an abridged version it endeavours to answer many contemporary questions, and makes the Quran fully relevant to the concerns of our day, yet it loses nothing of its timelessness nor sacrifices any of the traditional understanding. It demonstrates the unity and coherence of the Quran by centering everything in it on its message, like pearls hung upon a single thread. A Glossary, Biographical Notes and General and Subject Indexes add to the understanding of the Quran. To sum up: in this work, Sayyid Mawdudi is offering us what we need most to understand and live by the Quran.
Title: Towards Understanding the Quran (Arabic-English Edition) - Abridged Version Of Tafhim Al-Qur'an
Author: Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi
Publisher: Islamic Foundation - UK
Size : 15.3 cm x 24.0 cm
Weight: 1.60 kg
Sayyid Abul A'la Al-Mawdudui (1903-1979), one of the chief architects of contemporary Islamic resurgence, was an outstanding Islamic thinker and writer of his time. He devoted his life to expound the meaning and message of Islam and to organise a collective movement to establish the Islamic Order. In this struggle, he had to pass through all kinds of sufferings.
Between 1948-67, he spent a total of five years in different prisons of Pakistan. In 1953, he was also sentenced to death by a Martial Law court for writing a 'seditious' pamphlet, this sentence being later commuted to life imprisonment. In 1941, he founded Jama'at-I Islami, of which he remained Amir, until 1972 and which is one of the most prominent Islamic movements of our day.
He authored more than one hundred works on Islam, both scholarly and popular, and his writings have been translated into forty languages."