What is tafsir and why is it needed?

Why is tafsir needed?

Tafsir, the science of interpreting the Qur'an, serves multiple purposes. It not only facilitates a deeper understanding of Qur'anic verses but also aids in identifying Islamic laws that Muslims should adhere to. It provides insights into Islamic history and helps establish social norms. Moreover, the interpretation of Qur'anic verses fosters a stronger connection with Allah.

How is tafsir of the Qur'an done?

Tafsir of the Qur'an is conducted primarily through the Qur'an itself. This involves interpreting one verse by referring to other verses that discuss the same subject matter. The second source for learning tafsir of the Qur'an is the traditions of the Messenger ﷺ. His practices and sayings elucidate the meanings of the verses.

What is the tafsir of the Qur'an by Ibn Kathir?

The Tafsir of Ibn Kathir is globally renowned and accepted as a comprehensive explanation of the Qur'an. It presents the best compilation of ahadith, history and scholarly commentary. All authentic sayings of the Prophet Mohammad ﷺ are included in Arabic, complete with diacritics.

Why is Hafiz Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir most popular?

Hafiz Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir has gained immense popularity in recent times, particularly among Western Muslims. This can be attributed to his straightforward approach and the absence of alternative translations of traditional tafsirs. His work on tafsir has significantly influenced contemporary movements of Islamic reform.

What are the main features of Tafsir Ibn Kathir?

Tafsir ibn Kathir is a respected commentary on the Qur'an, authored by the Islamic scholar Ibn Kathir. The book offers a detailed explanation of Qur'anic verses, drawing from a variety of sources, including the Hadith and the views of earlier commentators.

The book “Tafsir Ibn Kathir - Part 30” by Al-Firdous Publications provides an in-depth coverage of Surah 78 to Surah 114. Each verse is presented in Arabic and translated into English, facilitating a profound understanding of the Qur'an’s message.