The Sciences of Tafsir

From the Tafsir of Ibn Juzayy Kitab at-tashil li ‘ulum at-tanzil

“The Sciences of Tafsir” is translated from Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi’s

Kitab at-Tashil li ‘Ulum at-Tanzil”.

“The author was born in 693 AH. His name was Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad,
called al-Qasim, ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi, i.e.
from the Arab tribe of Kalb, may Allah be pleased with him and make
him contented, and make the Garden his shelter. He was al-Gharnati
(from Granada in Andalusia, Spain) and thus European. Ibn Juzayy wrote
widely on all the sciences of his day: hadith, fiqh, Qur’anic recitations
and tafsir. He died fighting as a shaheed in the Battle of Tareef
in the year 741 AH.”

(from the introduction to “The Sciences of Tafsir”)

The book includes his outline
of all of the sciences of commentary on the Qur’an, and his commentary
on the isti’adhah, the basmalah, the Fatihah, the
last ten surahs of Qur’an from Surat al-Fil to the end, and the first
ayat of Surat al-Baqarah.

The following file is PDF – Portable Document Format. I have used this format since it allows
me to publish a document with a mix of English and Arabic in it. The
book was written and the layout done with Nisus
on a Macintosh, but PDF is readable on almost any computer.

The Commentary on the Fatihah from the Sciences
of Tafsir

The Sciences of Tafsir. This latter contains almost the entire first introduction on
the sciences necessary for tafsir, the commentary on the seeking refuge,
the basmalah, the last ten surahs, the Fatihah and on the first ayat
of Surat al-Baqarah, with a considerable amount of explanatory notes
and footnotes. This book is shortly to be issued as an e-book on this site insha’Allah.

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Taqwa – Fear of Allah

Dhikr – Remembrance of Allah

Tawhid – the Unitary Knowledge

Hamd – Praise

Sabr – Patience

Tawbah – Turning to Allah

Khawf and Raja – Fear and Hope

Ma?abbah – Love of Allah

From “al-Qawanin al-Fiqhiyyah” of Ibn Juzayy

The Imamate – the Khalifate

Awqaf or Hubus – Endowments

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Abdassamad Clarke is from Ulster and was formally educated at Edinburgh University in Mathematics and Physics, and in Cairo in Arabic and tajwid and other Islamic sciences. He accepted Islam at the hands of Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi in 1973. In the 80s he was secretary to the imam of the Dublin Mosque, and in the early 90s imam khatib of the Norwich Mosque, where he is currently an imam and teacher. He has translated the Muwatta of Imam Muhammad by Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybani (jointly with Muhammad Abdarrahman), which was published by Turath Publishing at the end of July 2004 and a number of other works from Arabic: al-Qawl al-mu'tamad fi mashru'iyyat adh-dhikr bi'l-ism al-mufrad by Shaykh al-Alawi on the standing in Shari’ah of using the divine name in dhikr, which was published by Diwan Press as first part of The Two Invocations and since republished by Madinah Press, The History of the Khalifahs (the chapters on the Khulafa ar-Rashidun from as-Suyuti’s Tarikh al-Khulafa), the Complete Forty Hadith (translation of Imam an-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith along with the Imam’s explanation of their fiqh and linquistic usages) and Kitab al-Jami’ by Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (published as A Madinan View), Rijal – narrators of the Muwatta of Imam Muhammad, all published by Ta-Ha Publishers of London, Kitab al-athar by Imam Abu Hanifah and transmitted by Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybani (Turath Publishing 2006), The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom (a translation of Jami' al-'ulum wa'l-hikam by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, published by Turath Publishing 2007). In addition he has edited Aisha Bewley's translation of Ibn Hajar's abridgement of at-Targhib wa't-Tarhib, Ibn Taymiyyah's al-Kalim at-Tayyib both published by the UK Islamic Academy, Dr Asadullah Yate's translation of al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, published by Ta-Ha Publishing and a number of other works. He is currently engaged with Suád Østergaard on a translation of the Qur’an into Danish, the first volume of which translated in collaboration with Jakob Werdelin, comprising Surat al-Fatihah, Surat al-Baqarah and Surah Ali ‘Imran, was recently published as Den gavmilde Qur’an: en fremlægning of de tre første suraer by Havens Forlag of Copenhagen. Translations yet to be published include Traditions of the Sunnah (Athar as-sunan) by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Ali an-Nimawi (jointly with Mawlana In'amuddin), to be published by Turath Publishing Ltd. Among his unpublished translations are the Sciences of Tafsir comprising portions of Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi’s Qur’anic commentary at-Tashil li ‘ulum at-tanzil, in particular his introductory sections on the essential elements of the sciences necessary for tafsir. He is author of a number of children’s books, The Year of the Elephant, The Great Victory and The Last Battle all of which are on the sirah of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, as well as The Story of Stories about the Prophet Yusuf, peace be upon him, in which he drew a great deal on the commentary of Ibn Juzayy, may Allah be merciful to him. He has also a poem God is Dead published in the Minaret journal of Stockholm, Sweden, and an as-yet unpublished collection of short stories called Tales Are Like That, and a novel called The Wings of the Butterfly. Abdassamad is a teacher of both adults and children in Qur’an recitation (tajwid) and meanings, Arabic language and the deen in general, most recently having organised and taken part in a conference under the auspices of Islamic Events of London on the History of the Islamic Khalifate, and having given discourses in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Jena, Weimar, Copenhagen and the Midlands. 18 April, 2007 0:03

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  1. assalaamu alaikum,

    jazakallah khoiran, thank you to share this.
    The PdF i can open it, but the links listed bring me to 404 error.

  2. A.S.

    Any estimate of when Ibn Juzayy Kitab at-Tashil li ‘Ulum at-Tanzil will be completed?

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