Usool at-Tafseer by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Usool at-Tafseer by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

It is the responsibility of every Muslim to know, what is the best methodology of approaching and interpreting the Qur’an. 

How the early generations of Muslims, especially companions and their students, approached the question of Tafseer. 

Usool at-Tafseer by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips deals with the methodology of interpreting the Qur’an and also answers the question of collection, compilation and preservation of this divine message as well. 

The author does that by dividing the book into fifteen chapters: 

  1. Tafsir of the Qur’an
  2. Books of Tafsir
  3. Translation of the Qur’an
  4. The Qur’an: The Unique Book
  5. Wahy: Divine Revelation
  6. The Revelations of the Qur’an
  7. The Collection of the Qur’an
  8. The Qur’anic Text
  9. Dialects and Recitations
  10. Asbab An-Nuzul (Reasons for Revelation)
  11. Makkan and Madinan Revelations
  12. Naskh: Repeal and Replacement of Divine Laws
  13. The Muhkam (clear) and Mutashabih (obscure) Verses
  14. Literary form of the Qur’an
  15. Language of the Qur’an

By going though this book you will get a general understanding of the basic principles of Qur’anic interpretation (Usool at-Tafseer). And the perseverance of the Qur’an. Which is crucial for anyone who wishes to acquire a deeper understanding of Allah’s book, The Qur’an.

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