Tafsir as-Sa'di: Volume 1
Tafsir as-Sa’di: Volume 1
This exegesis of the Qur’an is distinguished in its simplicity and clarity. It has been written in an eloquent style and contains no undertones or hidden meanings. It concentrates on conveying the intended meaning of the verses with utmost clarity through the use of concise and clear phrases that can be understood by all who read it, irrespective of their level of education. It is so effortless to understand that a single read allow one to comprehend it. The Shaykh has also take care of ingraining in it the creed of the pious predecessors. [Within it one will find] the legislative rulings, the basic principles, and the benefits of jurisprudence, as well as many other benefits, which are not found in some other commentaries. Additionally he emphasizes on explaining the verses of the Attributes [of Allah] according to the creed of the pious predecessors.
-Shaykh ‘Abdullah b. ‘Abd al-Aziz b. ‘Aqil Former Chief of the Permanent Commission at the Chair of the Supreme Court, KSA
This book is among the best commentaries [of the Qur’an]. It stays away from mentioning different opinions, except where the differences are strong and their mention is needed. This is a merit for the reader in that his understanding will be established on one thing. It also follows the way of the pious predecessors in explaining the verses of the Attributes [of Allah] without deviation or interpretation that contradicts the intent of Allah’s words. I advise every individual who seeks the books of tafsir and commentary to ensure that his library is not dispossessed of this valuable commentary.
Shaykh Muhammad b. Salih al-Uthaymin
Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Rahman b. Nasir as-Sa’di, was one of the foremost prominent scholars from the Arabian Peninsula. He was born in the city of ‘Unayzah, Kindom of Saudi Arabia, in the year 1307 AH/1885 CE. As-Sa’di began studying Islam at an early age. He excelled in his studies to such an extent that his fellow students asked him to tutor them; thus, not only was he a student, but he was also a teacher. He studied various Islamic sciences from some of the leading scholars of that area, as well as some famous visiting scholars. He authored many works which are in print today. Shaykh as-Sa’di passed away in the year 1376 AH/1956 CE at the age of 69, and was buried in the city of ‘Unayzah.