Mawlana Ashiq Ilahi Bulandshahri is a renowned, recognised religious authority. He was a prolific writer and there are a numbr of books to his credit covering a wide range of religious subjects. His commentary on the Qur'an, Anwarul Bayan speaks highly of h is deep knowledge and learning. He has written an exhaustive commentary on each surah of the Qur'an - nay on every ruku' or section and quoted earlier authorities. His work is interspersed the the Prophet's sayings, peace be upon him, and with interpretations of the learned sahabah, may Allah be pleased with them all, like Sayyidina Ibn Abbas, Ali ibn Abu Talib and Ibn Mas'ud and the noble tabi'in like Abdullah Ibn Mubarak, Hasan Busri and more.
He has explained the Qur'an by the Qur'an itself and by the ahadith and then by the opinion of recognised exegates. He has not hesitated in recounting historical events and related episodes and has drawn conclusions and rulings therefrom.
In supervision Mufti Afzal Hussain Ilyas and a team of translators has rendered the Urdu commentary into lucid and easy-to-understand English. He has not failed to explain Arabic terminology with its corresponding Engloish word in paranthesis. He has also given apt headings and sub-headings of chapters and paragraphs. This commentary is a valuable addition to Islamic literature.
Darul-Ishaat has published this commentary with the permission of Mawlana Ashih Ilahi and Mawlana Ilyas. A comprehensive glossary in the five volumes and indices of subjects and names at the end of each volume are included.
Author: Mufti Muhammad Aashiq Elahi Muhajir Madani
More than 3000 pages