Shah WaliAllah’s Al Fauz al-Kabir fi usul al-tafsir and other writings: A study of the Quranic sciences
Keywords:Shah WaliAllah, Quran, tafsir, usul
This essay analyses the intelligent and incicise approach of the great scholar, ShahWaliAllah, towards the Quranic sciences and the urgent need of Muslims to study them in order to survive. It places within the contemporary perspective ShahWaliAllah's focus and stress on the Quran, its expository details and the principles of its elucidation of its translation and commentary. The vital importance of the understanding of the Quran in the turbulent times in which ShahWaliAllah livedand how this study protected the Muslims from religious extinction has been brought out.