Author: Abul Kalam Azad, translated by Dr. Syed Abdul Latif
Publisher: The Other Press, Islamic Book Trust (2009)
Pages: 201 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This chapter of the Quran is variously referred to by Muslims as ‘the most prominent Quran’, ‘the essence of the Quran’, ‘the sufficient’, ‘the treasure’, etc. The prominent place given to this chapter is due to the fact that it is not only the introduction to the Quran but its essence.
This commentary explains, in the light of the pattern of organization found in phenomenal nature, the Quranic conception of God as the Cherisher, Nourisher and Sustainer of the Universe, Whose grace and bounty are for all mankind, irrespective of race, nationality, community, or caste and regardless of religious faiths. It also explains the role of Islam not as a new religious doctrine but as the reiteration or reminder of the Divine Message proclaimed by numerous prophets in different places and at different times.
Rightly regarded by scholars as the Mawlana’s major contribution to Islamic learning, this commentary on Surah al-Fatihah is a profound exposition of Quranic thought.