The Young Prince
Pehley Tolo Phir Bolo
The Wise Goldsmith
I have made an attempt to read out children’s bedtime stories on this page for young children who ask their parents every evening before going to bed to tell them a nice story. The stories are read out from the book titled ‘365 Stories for Children’. The book is in 4 volumes and is printed by ‘Baitul Ilm Trust Karachi’. The stories are compiled in Urdu by the editor of ‘Bachon ka Islam’. The 4 volumes are available from leading Islamic bookstores in all the main cities of Pakistan. These books are reasonably priced and can also be obtained directly from www.mbi.com.pk and by writing to the editor at email@example.com.
There is no charge for the audio listening of the stories for children on this page. However, parents may wish to make a hadiya/ contribution to ‘Maktaba Baitul Ilam’ directly by going on their website so that the publishers can use thier donation to produce more such books for children and contribute to their moral and ethical education through entertainment.
Nothing can be more educational than a nice bed time story for a child read to him/her by their parent or narrated through an audio device which is becoming so common in our everyday life. Jazaka Allah.
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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 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
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
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
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
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
Sunni Shaafi School
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
Sunni Hambali School
Tafsir al-Karimir Rahman fii Tafsir Kalam al-Mannan by Abd ar-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di
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
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 Bayan Sa’da fil Muqamat al Ibada by al Janabdi 14H
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 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
Al-Burhan Fi Tafsir al-Quran by Hashem Ibn Soleiman al-Bahrani 1107H
Makhzan al-Irfan by Banu Amin (1877-1983),
Tafsir Novin by Muhammad Taghi Shariati (aka Ostad Shariati)
Tafsir Shobar (19th century) by Seyyed Abdullah Alavi Hosseini Mosavi.
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.
Tafsir Kitabullahe Al Aziz by Al Hawari (3 CE)
Fi Rihab Al Quran 20 Vols by Isa Bin Muhammad Al-Shaikh Bil-Haaj, Publisher Jameea Al-Turath, Al-Qarara, Ghardaya, Algiers
Tafseer Al-Waseet, Darul Fikr Maasir, Damascus and Lebanon
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
Tasir-e-Saghir by Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad (Urdu)
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
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-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
Mufti Taqi Usmani writes in Vol 17 of Islahi-Khutbat, published in 2006 (pages: 87-182) that Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, gave five naseeha to Abu Huraira. These were: 1) اتق المحارم تکن اعبد الناس – stay away from forbidden things, you will become a true slave of Allah; 2) و ارض بما قسم اللہ لک تکن اغنی الناس – be content with whatever Allah has selected for you, you will become generous; 3) و احسن الی جارک تکن مسلما – be good to your neighbours, you will become a true Muslim; 4) و احب للناس ما تحب لنفسک – decide for others in the same spirit as you decide for yourself; 5) لا تکثر الضحک فان کثرہ الضحک تمیت القلب – avoid loud laughter, for it takes away compassion from your heart and causes it to die.” May Allah have mercy on us and empower us to practice these golden principles in our lives. Ameen