This book contains the interpretation of the sixth through ninth surah of the Glorious Qur'aan, the primary source of Islam. A comprehensive commentary should consider the many aspects of divergent areas of knowledge. This includes Arabic grammar and linguistics, jurisprudence, context, history and others. Perhaps superfluous to conclude that this requires universal knowledge.
Ibn Kathir says in the introduction to his Tefsir: “When someone asks about Tefsir's best methods, we answered that the most correct method of explaining the Qur'aan is with the Qur'aan itself. mentioned in general terms in the Qur'aan, it is usually explained elsewhere. If this is not easy to find, one should look to the Sunnh, since its purpose is to explain the Qur'aan and its meaning. specify. Allah says: "We have revealed to you (O Muhammad) the Maning (the Qur'aan) that you may clearly explain to the people what has been sent down to them and that they may begin to reflect." (16 Suratun-Nehl: 44) This is why the Messenger of Allah said: "I have been given the Qur'aan and its equivalent," referring to the Sunnah. "
The first generation of Islam usually refrained from explaining what they had no knowledge of. From Ebu Bakr As-Siddieq the following statement has been narrated: "Which land will bear me and which sky will cover me when I say about the Book of Allah that I do not know about?"
Ibn Kathir is the revered Imam 'Imadud-dien Abul Fidae' Ismail ibn 'Umar Ibn Kathir, El Qurashi, El Busrawi, may Allah have mercy on him. He was originally from Mejdel near Busra (born in 701 H. / 1300 AD) and educated and living in Damascus.
The historian Jamalud-din Yusuf ibn Seyfud-Din characterized him as follows: "He is the Sheig, the Imam and scholar 'Imadud-din Abul Fidae." He taught extensively and was very active in collecting knowledge and writing. He was excellent in Fiqh, Tefsier and Hadith. He gathered knowledge, wrote books, taught, narrated Hadith and wrote. He had immense knowledge of Fiqh, Tefser and Hadith, the Arabic language etc. He was known for his precision, his extensive knowledge and as a scholar in history, Hadith and Tefsier. "
Author: Ibn Kathir Translator (s): drs. J. Ploeger Publisher: Project serve Performance: Hardcover ISBN: / Pages: 630