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Tafsir Al-Jalalayn

3.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1870582612
ISBN-10: 1870582616
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The 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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1378 pages
  • Publisher: Dar Al Taqwa Ltd. (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1870582616
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870582612
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 2.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #841,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book arrived quickly...so no complains about the order. Book after spending some time checking out this translation I soon realized that this translation is nothing but a lie. The older version (which you can find online but cannot afford to buy) is the one you need. Do not waste your money on this reworked translation because it's not worth it. Find a way to get an older translation. This one is no good.The Feras Hamza translation is what you're looking for. You can find an overpriced paperback here, but avoid, like the plague, the newer Aisha Bewley hardcover featured here on Amazon. I can assure you that the English translation is sanitized and false.
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By Ken on September 19, 2012
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I was looking forward to using this text because of the recommendation of this version by Jalal Al-Din Al-Mahalli and Jalal Al-Din Al-Suyuti which was mentioned in Ismail Ebrahim's "Quran Made Easy".

The problem with this version is that it has an estimated 1624 pages and no linked table of contents, and I wasn't able to use the search feature to move to other locations in the book.

I would recommend that you not purchase this book until the TOC is linked and the search feature works to allow you to navigate the book easier.

The material itself looks very informative, it's a matter of getting to the information that limits my evaluation of this product.
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I would highly recommend the Tafsir to everyone. It is not too long but at the same time gives a nice background and the context of the Ayats. The interpretation of the Ayats is also very well done. I was particularly happy to see that the interpretation of the Ayats was in bold letters while the background information and the author's own commentary (interspersed between the interpretation of the Ayats) was in normal (no bold) text. This makes it very easy to see what is directly attributed to the narrower interpretation of the Ayats and what is the author's own judgement regarding the broader explanation/context of the Ayats. The Tafsir comes highly recommneded by Sh. Hamza Yusuf in one of his lectures. I would recommend it very very highly.
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This translation is very well done. I did have a copy of Aisha Bewley`s translation but that was very disappointing because she left out main points of grammar. This boggles me because that's what you also want in it, the points of grammar, that's the jalalayn. I use use this one as a student of Arabic when I get stuck with the Arabic copy and improve my translating skills.
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