Assalam o alaykum,
From An Approach to Qur'anic Sciences
by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
. I would like to add Ahkaam ul Qur'an by Imam Abu Bakr Jassas (rahmatullahialayh) and Tafsir Mazhari by Qadhi Thanaaullah Paanipati (rahmatullahialayh). In urdu, Ma'arif ul Qur'an by Allamah Idrees Khandelwi (rahmatullahialayh) and Anwaar ul Bayaan by Mawlana Ashiq Ilahi Bulandshehri (rahmatullahialayh) also deserve mention.
But forget ancient Greece and Rome and the lost city of Atlantis; can they compare with our rich history? Amongst our lost treasures include the writings of Imam Abul Hasan al-Ashari (rahmatullahialayh) who wrote his Tafsir entitled al-Mukhtazan in 70 volumes, Qadhi Hamadani (rahmatullahialayh) wrote his al-Muhit in 100 volumes as did the likes of Imam Ibn Naqib al Maqdisi (rahmatullahialayh) and Allamah Zahid al-Bukhari (rahmatullahialayh) with their Tafsirs. Allamah Qazini (rahmatullahialayh) wrote his Tafsir Hadaaiqa Thaata Bahja in an astonishing 300 volumes and Qadhi Abu Bakr Ibn Arabi (rahmatullahialayh) wrote his Anwar al-Fajr in 80 000 pages. Amongst those that survived, Fathhul Mannan spans 40 volumes. But what may be said of Imam Ibn Shahin (rahmatullahialayh)? What may be said of Imam Ibn Shahin (rahmatullahialayh)! Amongst his lost treasures include an encyclopedic commentary entitled al Tafsir al Kabir. Hafidh Ad-Dhahabi (rahmatullahialayh) writes in his famous Tadhkiratul Huffadh,
"He is the great Imam, the Schoalr of Hadith of Iraq, Abu Hafs Umar bin Uthman al-Baghdadi, known as Ibn Shahin, the writer of many books. His student Abul Husain ibn al-Muhtadi Billah said, "Ibn Shahin said to us, 'I wrote 330 books including al-Tafsir al Kabir in 1000 volumes, al Musnad 1,300 volumes, al-Tarikh in 150 volumes and al-Zuhd in 100 volumes.' " "
1000 volumes! 1000 volumes! Can you imagine that! If I could fit the Tafsir in my house, my house would collapse under its weight.
(Refer to The Value of Timeby Hadhrat Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghudda [rahmatullahialayh])
"Whoever acts upon what he knows, Almighty Allah bestows upon himthe knowledge of things not known to him"(Fazaa'il-e-A'maal, Virtues of the Holy Qur'an, Part 1, under Hadith 8)
Assalamualikum...JazakAllah brother Saad for the detailed post....The other day i saw a tafsir of the Quran attributed to Hazrat Ibn Abbas (May Allah be Pleased with him)....I want to know whether the duroos of Ibn e Abbas related explaining the Quran were ever preserved...or did he have his works compiled in a book form...
Im just itching to see an authentic English version of Tafsir Kabir By Imam Razi