An Explanation of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyahs Introduction to the
Principles of Tafsir
By Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih Al-Uthaymin
The Quran is the greatest miracle for mankind,yet how many of us truly
understand its beautiful
message and the sciences that surround it?
This book is one of the many written on this topic.
In it, the renowned author Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah outlines the
principles employed by
the scholars in understanding the verses of the Qur’an. What makes this
book unique is the
fact that it is combined with Shaykh Ibn Uthayman’s detailed explanation
of the original text.
So, the reader benefits from both the original work and the detailed
explanation of the work,
all in an easy to follow, smooth, accessible format.
Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Taymiyyah came from a
scholarly family and was born
in Harran in the year 661 AH. He and his family later fled to Damascus
due to the Tartar occupation.
From a young age, Ibn Taymiyyah excelled in his studies and was
especially noted for his memory,
intelligence and understanding. He mastered all of the various sciences
of Islam and began to give
religious rulings at the age of 19, and first started teaching at 22.
Ibn Taymiyyah’s life was
distinguished with his jihad against the Tartars and his struggle
against the people of innovation,
which lead to many imprisonments; the last of which lasted until his
death in 728 AH.