This single volume contains the Arabic edition, English translation and notes by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad of ʿAbd Allah b. ʿUmar b. Muhammad b. ʿAli al-Baydawi’s first juz of Anwar al-Tanzil wa-Asrar al-Taʾwil (The Lights of Revelation and the Secrets of
As a revised and improved version of al-Zamakhshari’s landmark Tafsir al-Kashshaf, Anwar al-Tanzil contains the most concise analysis of
the Quranic use of Arabic grammar and style to date and was viewed early on as a foremost demonstration of the Qurʾan’s essential and
structural inimitability (iʿjaz maʿnawi wa-lughawi) in Sunni literature.
Anwar al-Tanzil is important and significant, because of its fame and influence. In Dr. Haddad’s own estimation, this work “became and
remained for seven centuries the most studied of all Tafsirs,” and it is to be regarded as “the most important commentary on the Quran in
the history of Islam.”