Tafhim-ul-Quran (Urdu: تفہيم القرآن, romanized: Towards Understanding the Qur’an) is a 6-volume translation and commentary of the Qur’an by the Pakistani Islamist ideologue and activist Syed Abul Ala Maududi. Maududi began writing the book in 1942 and completed it in 1972.
The Tafhim is a combination of orthodox and modernist interpretation and has deeply influenced modern Islamic thought. It differs from traditional exegeses in several ways. It is more than a traditional commentary on the scripture as it contains discussions and debates regarding economics, sociology, history, and politics. In his text, Maududi highlights Quranic perspective and argues that Islam provides ample guidance in all spheres.
Maududi uses the standard technique of providing an explanation of the Qur’anic verses from the Sunnah of Muhammed, including the historical reasons behind the verses.
The Tafhim deals extensively with issues faced by the modern world in general and the Muslim community in particular.
Tafheem-ul-Quran – A complete Qur’an with Urdu translations & tafseer by Moulana Syed Abul Ala Moududi in MP3 / Audio / CD format. It took him 30 years from 1942 – 1972 to complete this great mission. Maududi’s translation and commentary on the Qur’an, “Tafheem-ul-Quran” in easy to understand Urdu, ranks as one of the best such works in existence today. Unlike many early translators, Maududi uses the standard technique of providing an explanation of the Qur’anic verses from the Sunnah of the Prophet (sas), including the historical reasons behind the verses. Tafheem-ul-Quran is now available for the first time in MP3 / audio / CDs. Introduction to each surah (voice of Radio Pakistan’s famous broadcaster, Azeem Sarwar) follows the Arabic recitation (Sh. Abdul Rehman Huzaify, Imam, Masjid-e-Nabvi) of the verses.