Read, Listen and Search The Holy Quran in Arabic, English and Urdu.
Ismail ibn Kathir (ابن كثير (Abridged name); Abu al-Fida' 'Imad Ad-Din Isma'il bin 'Umar bin Kathir al-Qurashi Al-Busrawi (إسماعيل بن عمر بن كثير القرشي الدمشقي أبو الفداء عماد الدين) c. 1300 – 1373) was a highly influential historian, exegete and scholar during the Mamluk era in Syria. An expert on tafsir (Quranic exegesis) and faqīh (jurisprudence), he wrote several books, including a fourteen-volume universal history. Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani said about him, “Ibn Kathir worked on the subject of the hadith in the texts (متون) and chains of narrators (رجال).
Ibn Kathir wrote a famous commentary on the Qur'an named Tafseer al-Qurʾān al-ʿAẓeem which linked certain hadith, or sayings of Muhammad, and sayings of the sahaba to verses of the Qur'an, in explanation and avoided to use Isra'iliyyats. Many Muslims hold his commentary as the best after Tafsir al-Tabari and it is highly regarded especially among Salafi school of thought. Although Ibn Kathir claimed to rely on at-Tabari, he introduced new methods and differs in content, in attempt to clear Islam from any Isra'iliyyat. His suspicion on Isra'iliyyat probably derived from Ibn taymiyyah's influence, who discounted much of the exegetical tradition since then.
|Index||Juz 1||Juz 2||Juz 3|
|Juz 4||Juz 5||Juz 6A||Juz 6B|
|Juz 7||Juz 8||Juz 9||Juz 10|
|Juz 11||Juz 12||Juz 13||Juz 14|
|Juz 15||Juz 16||Juz 17||Juz 18|
|Juz 19||Juz 20||Juz 21||Juz 22|
|Juz 23||Juz 24||Juz 25||Juz 26|
|Juz 27||Juz 28||Juz 29||Juz 30|
|Tafsir Ibn-e-Kathir, Volume 1 - 10|