The Glorious Quran (Arabic-
English By: Abdul Majid Daryabadi)
The Glorious Qur'an
Daryabadi cogently demonstrates how the Quran stands out above other Scriptures
The Glorious Quran is an abridged version of
Abdul Majid Daryabadis Tafsir al-Quran (Lucknow, Academy of Islamic Research and
Publications, 4 Volumes, 1981-85). 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 Quran stands out above other Scriptures which have been tamped 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
In the Shade of the Qur'an
Ever since its revelation 1400 years ago, the Qur'an has been a book of guidance and inspiration, a reference point, and a rich source of social and moral dynamism for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who believe it to be immutable word of God. Hardly a generation passes without a fresh attempt to unravel the meanings of the Qur'an and gain deeper insight into its universal message within a contemporary perspective.
In The Shade Of The Qur'an is more than 'just another' commentary; yet it is not too over-reaching or outlandish to be a completely new interpretation. It is an earnest, sincere and sober look at man's contemporary achievements and difficulties in the light of the message of the Qur'an. It is an effort to vigorously explore its rich wisdom, and expand its invaluable guidance for the benefit of an increasingly 'sophisticated' , yet highly perplexed modern society.
The work, which is by far Sayyid Qutb's largest and most profound, spans the whole of the text of the Qur'an. It was written, and partly re-written, over a period of more than 15 years, most of which the author had spent in Egyptian prisons, during the 1950s and 1960s. In it is embedded Sayyid Qutb's insight, highly esteemed intellectual vigor, and his widely-acclaimed literary prowess.
In The Shade Of The Qur'an has been universally recognized as an outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship, to which students and scholars, as well as contemporary Islamic revivalist movements all over the world, owe a great deal. Now that it is available in English, it will continue to enlighten and inspire millions more. It will take its rightful place as an indispensable work of reference for a proper understanding of contemporary Islamic thinking.
Surah Yunus :
R.E Briefs on Islam: A Guide for Teachers
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation
This guide for teachers covers ten topics: What is Islam, The Prophet of Islam, The Holy Qur’an, Prayers in Islam, Fasting during the month of Ramadan, Zakat, Hajj, Islamic Festivals, The personal and family life of Muslims, and the Social life of Muslims.Prepared by Religious Education Support Service
Project Undertake by: The Islamic Foundation,
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