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The earliest scholar of the branch of tafsir known as "the reasons for revelation" - this is an important addition to you tafsir library.
Al-Wahidi’s Asbab Al-Nuzul, presented here in complete English translation for the first time ever, is the third work in The Great Commentaries on the Holy Qur’an series. The series aims to make widely available leading exegetical works in translation for study and research in unabridged form, which are faithful to the letter and meaning of the Arabic.
‘Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi (d. 468/1075), was the earliest known scholar of the branch of the Qur’anic sciences known as Asbab al-Nuzul (i.e. the contexts and occasions of the Revelation of the Qur’an). Al-Wahidi and the subsequent scholars aimed to collect and systemize information concerning all the know reasons and contexts for the Revelation of particular Qur’anic verses. This translation by Mokrane Guezzou represents the first accurate and reliable English translation of this seminal work.
About the Author:
Mokrane Guezzou is a research fellow at the Islamic Foundation in the United Kingdom. Yousef Meri is a fellow and special scholar-in-residence at the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan.