The Tafsir of Sura Qaf was written for seekers who wish to learn the meanings of the Book of Allah and deepen their connection to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ by the Syrian gnostic (‘Arifbillah) and lover of the Prophet ﷺ, Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin al-Husayni r.a. ⠀
The blessings of the Quran are infused into the wisdom of its meanings. Sura Qaf comprises timeless messages focusing the reader on the hereafter, transporting him to the time of his own death (sakrat al-mawt), removing the veil from the Recording Angels (raqibun ‘atid) on his shoulders, and placing him squarely in the middle of the Day of Judgement.⠀
Yet, despite this sura’s heavy focus on the akhira, it is Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin’s love of the Prophet ﷺ that surfaces throughout this work.⠀
- Paperback - 96 pages
- By - Imam ʿAbdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayn
- Translated & Notes by - Rashad Jameer
- Published - 2020
- ISBN - 9780994880789
Brief intro of the author
The Syrian city of Aleppo is famous for its rich history of Islamic scholarship; hence, it is often referred to as ‘the city of scholars’. It is, in fact, the cradle of many pious and leading scholars of Islam. Amongst them were the Friend and Gnostic of Allāh, al-‘Allāmah ‘Abdallāh Sirājuddīn al-Husaynī, an extraordinary scholar and saint who dedicated his entire life to the service of Islām.
It is without a doubt that Shaykh ‘Abdallāh has had an important role in defining the scholarship of Aleppo during the past century. His qualities were many, his skills outstanding. Not only was he the leader of the Rifā‘ī Tarīqa in his city, he was also a leading scholar of Hanafī Fiqh; thus, balancing the two central sciences in the footsteps of the four great Imāms.
Yet he was an even more prominent scholar of Hadīth and Tafsīr. Shaykh ‘Abdallāh was, in fact, one of the last Huffāz who memorized 100.000 hadīth, and a leading exegete of the Qur’ān worldwide. However, all these expertise’s are not what he is most famous for. His true fame came with his immense and intense love for our Master Muhammad ﷺ. Such incredible levels of love have not been seen elsewhere in our times.