Tafsir Al-Tustari (Great Commentaries of the Holy Qur'an) (Paperback)

Tafsir Al-Tustari (Great Commentaries of the Holy Qur'an) By Sahl ibn 'Abd Allah al-Tustari, Annabel Keeler (Translated by), Ali Keeler (Translated by), Yousef Meri (Editor) Cover Image

Tafsir Al-Tustari (Great Commentaries of the Holy Qur'an) (Paperback)

By Sahl ibn 'Abd Allah al-Tustari, Annabel Keeler (Translated by), Ali Keeler (Translated by), Yousef Meri (Editor)

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A collection of the long-unavailable tafasir, or commentaries on the Qur'an, which help to properly explain and contextualize the revelation, this series aims to make leading exegetical works—in translation, unabridged, and faithful to the letter and meaning of the Arabic—widely available for study and research.  The earliest surviving Sufi commentary on the Qur'an, this record is not only one of the few authenticated works in Tustari's name but is also a key source for understanding the mystical thought and teachings of this important and influential Sufi. In addition to insights into the spiritual significance of almost 1,000 verses of the Qur'an, this commentary, presented in complete English translation for the first time, includes numerous references to traditions of the Prophet, explanations of the ethical and mystical dimensions of the religious life, stories of the prophets, and anecdotes about earlier mystics. Generously augmented with explanatory footnotes throughout, the book will provide readers with an invaluable introduction to the Sufi tradition of Qur'anic interpretation and acquaint them with spiritual doctrines fundamental to the later development of Sufism.
Sahl ibn 'Abd Allah al-Tustari was an important esoteric commentator who lived during the formative period of Islamic mysticism. Annabel Keeler has published a number of articles in the field of Islamic mysticism and Sufi hermeneutics. Ali Keeler has spent almost 10 years in the Middle East—in Yemen and Damascus—where he taught English, studied and read through several classic works of Islamic mysticism with living Sufi masters. He is the translator of Great Saints, Selected Prayers of the Prophet Muhammad,  and A Tourist Guide to Craq de Chevalier. Yousef Meri is a fellow and special scholar-in-residence at the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan.
Product Details ISBN: 9781891785191
ISBN-10: 1891785192
Publisher: Fons Vitae
Publication Date: April 13th, 2011
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Great Commentaries of the Holy Qur'an