Bibliography of Major Commentaries of the Holy Quran Compiled through various sources

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Sunni (General) School

Tafsir al Kabir (“The Great Interpretation”) by Muqatil ibn Sulayman ibn Bashir al Balkhi (80-150AH).

Jame’ Al Bayan fi Tafsir Al Quran by Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari 310H

Al Kashaf by al Zarmakhshari 310H

Behr al Uloom by al Samarqandi 375H

Tafsir al-Thalabi also known as al-Tafsir al-Kabir  by Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tha’labi 427H

Al Nikt wal Uyoon by al Mawardi 540H

Al muharrar al Wajeez fi Tafsir al Kitab al Aziz by Ibn Atiyah 546H

Zad al Muyassar fi Ilm al Tafsir by Ibn al Jawzi 597H

Mafatih Al-Ghayb (“The Keys to Unseen”) by Fakhr al-Din al-Razi 606H.

Jame’ al Ahkam al Quran by al Qurtubi 671H

Anwar al Tanzeel wa Asrar al Taweel by al Baidawi 685H

Tafsir al Quran by Ibn Abd Salaam 660H

Madarak al Tanzeel wa Haqaiq al Taweel by al Nafeesi 710H

Lubab al Taweel fi Ma’ani al Tanzeel by al Khazin     725H

Tafsir Ibn Urfah by Ibne Urfah 813H

Tafsir al Quran by al Feerozabadi 817H

Jawahir al Hisan fi Tafsir al Quran by al Sualibi 875H

Lubab fi Uloom al Kitab by Ibne Adil 880H

Nazm Aldarar fi tanasb al Ayat wal Sur by al Baqai 885H

Al Darar al Manshur fi Tafsir al Masur by Al Shuyuti 911H

Irshad al Aql al Saleem fil Mazaya Kitab al Kareem by Abu Saud 951H

Tafsir Quran Al Kareem by ibn Kathir 774H.

Tafsir Jalalain by al Mehli and Shuti 864H

Fathul Qadeer by al Shokani 1250H

Ma’alim al-Tanzil by Hasan bin Mas’ud al-Baghawi  516H

Tanwir al-Miqbas (“Tafsir Ibn Abbas”) by Abd Allah ibn Abbas (d. 68/687).

Nukat al-Qur’an al-Dallah ala al-Bayan by Al-Qassab (d. 360AH/970CE)

Al-Bahr al-Muhit by Abu Hayyan al-Gharnati 745H

Irshad al ‘Aql as-Salim ila Mazaya al-Qur’an al-Karim also known as Tafsir Abi Sa’ud.by Abdul Su’sud Al-Imadi 911H.

 

Sunni Hanafi School

Ahkam al-Qur’an (‘The Commands of the Quran’) by al-Jassas (d. 370AH/981CE). Based on the legal rulings of the Hanafi school of Islamic law. This was published in three volumes and remains popular amongst the Hanafis of India, the Middle East and Turkey.

Ma’ani al-Qur’an (“The Meaning of The Qur’an”) by Yahya ibn Ziyad al-Farra 207H

Anwar al-Tanzil’ also known as Tafsir al-Baidawi  by Abdullah bin Umar al-Baidawi 685H (In Turkey it is often published with marginal notes by a Turkish scholar called ‘al-Qunawi’ in seven volumes).

Ruh al-Ma’ani fi Tafsir al-Qur’an al-Azim by Mahmud Alusi al-Hanafi 1270H

Maariful Quran by Muhammad Shafi Usmani. Translated from Urdu to English.  

Tafhim-ul-Quran by Abul A’la Maududi. One of the popular modern exegeses translated from Urdu by Zafar Ishaq Ansari. Tafhim is a combination of orthodox and modernist interpretation and has influenced modern Islamic thought very deeply. Available online.

Tafsir Ishraq Al-Ma’ani by Syed Iqbal Zaheer.

 

Sunni Sufi School

Tafsir ul Quran by al Tashtari 283H

Haqaiq al Tafsir by al Salami 412H

Lataif ak Isharat by al Qushairi 465H

Tafsee al Hidaya ila Bulug al Nihaya by Makki bin Abi Talib 437H

Arais al Bayan fi Haqaiq al Quran by al Baqli 606H

Tafsir al Quran by al Baqlee 638H

Tafsir al Jeelani by al Jeelani 713H

Al Taweelat al Najmiyah fi Al Tafsir al Ashari al Sufi by Imam Ahmed bin Umer 618H

Ruh al-Bayan fi Tafsir al Quran by Ismail Hakki Bursevi 1127H. (A ten-volume Arabic work by the founder of the Hakkiyye Jelveti Sufi Order from Turkey).

Al-bahr al-Madeed also known as Tafsir ibn Ujaiba  by Ahmad ibn Ujaiba 1224H (a two-volume work by a Moroccan Sheikh of the Darqarwi branch of the Shadhili Order of Sufism).

Israr-ut-Tanzeel by Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan.

Bayan al-Sa‘ada (19th century) by Sufi Sultan Alishah.

Tafsir Zia-ul-Quran by Pir Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari

Tafsir Mazhari by Qazi Sanaullah Panipati Naqshbandi

 

Sunni Deobandi School

Tafsir-e-Usmani by Allama Shabbir Ahmad Usmani.

Bayan ul Quran by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi.

Tafsir Maariful Quran by Mufti Mohammad Shafi

Maariful Quran by Allama Muhammad Idris Kandhelwi.

Tafsir Jawahir ul Quran by Shaikhul Quran Maulana Ghulamullah Khan.

Tafsir Ahsanul Bayan by Hafiz Saluhuddin Yusuf. The interpretation is not long but efficient, and stress is on monotheism.

Tafsir Urwa-Tul-Wusqa 8 volumes.

Fuyuooz-ul-Quran (‘Benevolences of Quran’)(two volumes), by Syed Hamid Hasan Bilgrami.

Tibyān al-Qur’ān (twelve volumes) by ‘Allamah Ghulam Rasul Sa’idi.

Tafsir ul Hasanat by Allama Abul Hasnat Syed Ahmed Shah

Tafsir e Fayuzur Rahman Ruhul Bayan Translated by Mufti Faiz Ahmed Owaisi

Taleem ul Quran Tafsir by Prof.Dr.S.M.Afzal Rahman (single volume)

Tafsir Qasas-ul-Quran by Maulana Hifz-ul-Rehman Seoharvi

Tafsir-i-Mehmood by Imam-i-Inqilab Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi

Tibyan-ul-Quran by Allama Ghulam Rasool Saeedi

Tafsir e Mazharul Quran by Mufti Azam Mazharullah Dehalwi

Tafsir e Siddiqui by Maulvi Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui Qadri

Allama Azad Subhani(1897-1964) wrote Tafsir e Rabbani Mukaddama

 

Sunni Barelvi School

Diya’ al-Qur’an (five volumes) by Pir Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari.

Nur al-‘Irfan by Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’imi.

Tafsir al-Qur’an by Mufti Sayyid Na’im al-Din Muradabadi.

Tafsir Ya’ayyuhalladina Amanu( two Volumes) by Allamah Syed Sa’adat ‘Ali Qadari.

Tafsir Na’imi (30 volumes) by Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’imi.

Tafsir e Nurul Irfan by Mufti Ahmed Yar Khan Na’imi

Khazaain-ul-Irfan by Maulana Naeem-ud-Deen Muradabadi

 

Sunni Salafi School

Ahsan ul Bayan by Hafiz Saluhuddin Yusuf

Adwa al Bayan fi Tafseer al Quran by Imam al Shanquti 1393

Tafsir As-Sadi

Tafsir Tabari

 

Sunni Shaafi School

Tafsir al-Jalalayn by Jalaluddin al-Mahalli (in 1459) completed by Jalaluddin Al-Suyuti 911H (translated by Feras Hamza

Dur al-Manthur Al-Suyuti.

Ayassar al Tafaseer by Abu Bakr al Jazaeeri 1921AD

Tafsir al Tayassar al Kareem al Rahman fi Tafsir Kalam al Mannan by Abdul Rahman bib Nasir bin al Saadi 1376H

 

Sunni Maliki School

Al-Muharrar al-wajiz fī tafsir al-kitab al-aziz also known as Tafsir ibn ‘Atiyyah by Ibn Atiyyah 546H

Al-Jami’ li-Ahkam al-Qur’an by al-Qurtubi (1214-1273CE)

Ahkam al-Qur’an by Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi (d.543AH/1148CE). The author is also known as ‘Qadi ibn al-Arabi’ (ibn Arabi, the judge) to distinguish him from the famous Sufi Ibn Arabi.

 

Sunni Hambali School

Zad al-Masir fi Ilm al-Tafsir by the great Hanbali polymath Abu’l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597AH).

Tafsir al-Karimir Rahman fii Tafsir Kalam al-Mannan by Abd ar-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di

 

 

Zaidi School

Tafsir Furaat al Kufi by Furaat al Kufi 3H

Tafsir al A’Qam by al A’Qam 9H

Ghareeb al Quran by Zayd bib Ali 120H

Tafsir al Habri bu al Habri 286H

 

Ismaili School

Da’aim al-Islam by al Qadi al Nu’man

Kitab Al Iftikhar and Al Maqalid by Abu Ya’qub Al Sijistani

Rahat Al Aql by Kamid al Din Kirmani

 

Jafari Shii School

Tafsir Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq by Ja’far al-Sadiq (83-148AH).

Tafsir al Quran also known as Tafser Qomi by Ali Ibn Ibrahim Qomi 4H

Tafsir Bayan Sa’da fil Muqamat al Ibada by al Janabdi 14H

Rawz al-jinan ve ruh al-jinan by Abu l-Futuh al-Razi 381H

Al-Bayan al Jame lil Ulum al Quran by al Tusi 460H

Majma al-Bayan fi ulum al-Quran by al Tabarsi 548H

Gharaib al Quran wa Raghaib al Furqan by al Qomi Nishapuri 728H

Tafsir Furat Kufi (9th-10th Century CE) by Furat Ibn Furat Ibn Ibrahim al-Kufi.

Tafsir al-Mizan by Muhammad Husayn Tabatabaei 1401H

Tafsir al Quran by Abul Qasim Al-Qushairi

Tafsir al Imam al-Askari attributed to Imam Hasan al-Askari,

Tafsir Sadr al Muta’lehin by al Muta’lehin 1059H

Al Safi fi Tafsir Kalam Allah al Wafi also known as Tafsir al-Kashani by Faiz al Kashani 1090H

As-Safi fi tafsir al-Quran by Mohsen Fayz Kashani 1075H

Al-Burhan Fi Tafsir al-Quran by Hashem Ibn Soleiman al-Bahrani 1107H

Makhzan al-Irfan by Banu Amin (1877-1983),

Tafsir al-Mizan by Allamah Tabatabai,

Tafsir al-Quran by Ayatullah Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi,

Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran by Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei,

Tafsir Nemooneh by Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi

Tafsir Novin by Muhammad Taghi Shariati (aka Ostad Shariati)

Tafsir Shobar (19th century) by Seyyed Abdullah Alavi Hosseini Mosavi.

Tasneem Tafsir by Abdollah Javadi-Amoli

Tafsir Noor by contemporary scholar Mohsen Qara’ati

Tafsir Meshkat by contemporary scholar Mohammadali Ansari

Tarjomane Foraghan by Mohammad Sadeqi Tehrani

Partoie Az Qur’an by Mahmoud Taleghani

Tafsir Rahnama (1976–present) by Akbar H. Rafsanjani.

 

Ibadi School

Tafsir Kitabullahe Al Aziz by Al Hawari (3 CE)

 

Mutazilah School

Al-Kashshaaf (‘The Revealer’) by Al-Zamakhshari (d. 1144CE). Al-Zamakhshari belonged to the Mu’tazili school of theology, but nevertheless this commentary has been popular among scholars down the years, and is usually printed along with Sunni commentaries, pointing out what they consider to be mistakes, made because of the author’s Mu’tazili beliefs.

Tafsir Al Isfahani

 

Ahmadi

The English Commentary of the Holy Quran in 5 Volumes by Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad .Complete Commentary

Tasir-e-Saghir by Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad (Urdu)

Haqaiq al-furqan by Hakeem Noor-ud-Din (Urdu-4 volumes)

The English Commentary of the Holy Quran (5 Volumes English Commentary by Malik Ghulam Farid)

The English Commentary of the Holy Quran (The Single Volume Ed.)

Bayyaan-ul-Qur’an by Maulana Muhammad Ali

A Running Commentary on the Holy Quran by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din

 

Contemporary

 

Fi Zilal al Quran by Syed Qotb 1387H

Al Tahrir wal Tanvir by Ibn Ashoor 1393H

Al Waseet fil Quran al Kareem 1431H

Tafsir E Ashrafi by Shaykh al-Islām Sayad Muhammad Madani Ashrafi Jilani

Tibyan ul-Quran by Ghulam Rasul Sa’idi

Tafsir al Quran by Mohammed al-Ghazali (1917–1996), a contemporary Egyptian scholar not to be confused with Imam al-Ghazali.

Risale-i Nur by Said Nursî (1878-1960). This work, originally in Turkish is translated into 52 languages.

Tafsir Al-Jufrie Baina Tafwidh Wa Ta’wil by Al-Habib Muhammad Ridwan Al-Jufrie.

Tafsir Al-shaarawi by Muhammad Metwali Alsharawi 1418H

Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahman fee Tafsir Kalaam al-Mannaan (1344AH/1926CE) by Abdul Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’dee (1889–1956)

Tafsir Anwarul Bayan by Sh Ashiq Ilahi Madani

Tayassar al Tafsir by al Feesh 1332H

Tayassar al Tafsir by al Qatan 1404H

Tafsir Iyassar al Tafaseer by Asad Homed 2011AD

Tafsir Ayat al Hukam by al Sabooni 1930AD

Safwa Tafasir by al Sabooni 1930AD