' Without going into excessive detail, a word is due here about the methodology of this abbreviated edition. Three main objectives have served as guidelines:
To present correct meanings, as far as possible, in accordance with ' aqeedah ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah.
To simplify and clarify the language for the benefit of all readers. To let the Qur'an speak for itself, adding footnotes only where deemed necessary for explanation of points not readily understood or when more than one meaning is acceptable. '