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Ahsan Al-Qasas

Commentary and Tafseer of Surah Yusuf

The 12th Chapter of the Glorious Quran

The mention of the name Yusuf normally makes one recall the story of the great Prophet of Allah, Yusuf (a.s.). His detailed mention in the Qur’aan, in a chapter under the same name, holds host to a whole range of lessons, meanings and emotions waiting to be embraced by the keen of mind. This is Surah Yusuf, a mark for all mankind.

This book attempts to bring the meanings and deeper interpretations of this Surah to the doorstep of the reader. While maintaining the authenticity of sources, this commentary unveils the story of Yusuf (a.s.) as well as opens the door to many sub-topics buried within the surah. Dreams and interpretations, slavery, kinship, and forebearance are some of the insights brought to light for the benefit of the reader.

This book is an enlightening and educational reading for one seeking a comprehensive understanding of an aspect revealed in the Islamic scripture, the Holy Qur’an.

Cover: Paperback
Author: Shaykh Abdur Raheem
Publisher: Subulas Salaam Publications
Pages: 256
Weight: 436 (Gram)

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2 Responses to Ahsan Al-Qasas

  1. Review of the book by Ad-Deen:

    This book, as the name mentions, discusses the best of stories; the author has used the title of the book as ‘the best of stories’ to discuss the story of Hadhrat Yusuf عليه السلام.

    It didn’t take more than the introduction than to keep me glued to the book and increase my enthusiasm into carrying onto the next page. As the days continued, my eagerness also grew; I couldn’t put down the captivating book which had caught my attention through its smooth, flowing and extraordinary writing style. The author introduced certain aspects of life related to verses which were mentioned within the book; this method of writing gave me a notion that the book was not written to be read silently, but moreover so that it could be shared, understood and its points adopted into our lives; a book full of wisdom, advices and general guidelines of life.

    The life of Yusuf عليه السلام was far from easy, simple and smooth; instead it was packed with trials and tribulations, tests and hardships, separation and hurt. His life was a painful event that not only had an affect on him and his beloved father, Ya’qub عليه السلام, but it encompassed the lives of many people around him also.

    The author, Shaykh Abdur Raheem, takes the reader hundreds of years back into the time of Yusuf عليه السلام to make us understand and comprehend what he went through and after doing so, the author, brings us back to our current time to give us the realisation of a lesson learnt from this story:

    No matter what time and era you live in, you will always face opposition and trials; but it is only through patience, perseverance and firm belief in Allah alone that will keep the servant of Allah going strong and happy through the trials of this world.

    As servants of Allah, we cannot choose our family or the people around us; we cannot be in control of the many events that take place in and around our lives but we can always choose to persevere and turn towards Him alone.

    This is a story that has been told time and again, but Shaykh Abdur Raheem brings a new angle of light to this commentary to explain how every believer can adopt the experiences of Yusuf عليه السلام into his own life in times of calamities, loneliness, desperation, accusations and despair.

  2. Ad-Deen on September 1st, 2008 at 4:09 pm
  3. i have read both of shaykh abdur rahim’s books, i was never a person who could sit down take time out and read a chapter if soimething never mind a full book but both these books have chnaged by view on reading. I enjoyed everybit on these two great tafseer’s. May Allah make it easy for the shaykh and we pray that the great work doesnt end here.

  4. Shaddiq on October 6th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

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