Tafsi Bayan al-Quran of Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi: An Estimate

Bilal Ahmad Wani


Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi was one of the great scholars of Subcontinent. He was a prolific writer, a Faqih, a Mufasir and a spiritual leader. He has left a good no of books written on different themes of Islam and Islamic Civilization. Compilation of Tafsir Bayanul Quran was his great contribution in the field of Tafsir. The present paper is an attempt to highlight the distinctive features of this Tafsir. It is also an endeavor to discuss the style of the author adopted in writing this important Tafsir.


Tafsir, Tasawwuf, Hadith, Jurisprudence

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Syed Mehbub Rizvi, Tarikh-i-Darul- Ulum Deoband, Vol. I, Idarah-I- Ihtimam Darul-Ulum Deoband, 1992, pp. 51-54.

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Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Bayan al-Quran, Maktaba Javed, Deoband, 1426 A.H., vol.I, p.13.

Thanwi, op.cit. , vol.I, pp.13-14.

Rihana Sidiqi, Maulana Thanwi ki Tafsir-Bayan al-Quran ka Tahqiqi wa Tanqidi Mutal‘ah, Nazia Printers Delhi, 1991, p.162.

Thanwi, op. cit., vol.I, pp.14-15.


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