Tafheemul Quran by Abu Ala Maududi
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The Tafhim-ul-Quran (Urdu: تفہيم القرآن) is a 6-volume translation and explanation of the Qur’an by Abul Ala Maududi. Maududi spent 30 years writing his Tafsir; he began in 1942 and completed it in 1972.
Tafhim is derived from the Arabic word, feham, which means “to understand”. Tafhim is a combination of orthodox and modernist interpretation and has influenced modern Islamic thought very deeply. The Tafhim differs from traditional exegeses in several ways. It is more than a traditional commentary on the scripture as it contains discussions and debates regarding economics, sociology, history, and politics.
In his text, Maududi highlights Quranic perspective and argues that Islam provides ample guidance in all spheres.Maududi uses the standard technique of providing an explanation of the Qur’anic verses from the Sunnah of Muhammed, including the historical reasons behind the verses.The Tafhim deals extensively with issues faced by the modern world in general and the Muslim community in particular. The translation was first written in Urdu, but is now available in several languages.