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Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, meaning ‘The Commentary of the Two Jalals’, is named after its two authors: Jalalu’d-Din al-Mahalli (1389-1459), who wrote half of it, and his student, Jalalu’d-Din as-Suyuti (1445-1505), one of the greatest Muslim scholars of all time, who completed it after al-Mahalli’s death.

For half a millennium, ‘Tafsir al-Jalalayn’ has been considered the essential first step in the study of the meanings of the Qur’an by teachers and students throughout the Islamic world. Although it is among the shortest and simplest of the complete commentaries, it is at the same time both wide-ranging and profound.

This excellent translation gives non-Arabic speakers access to one of the seminal works of classical ‘Tafsir’ literature.