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Year: 2016


ISBN: 9788175417984

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About the Book

This book focusses on the life and contributions of a leading Indian Muslim scholar, Abdul Majid Daryabadi (1892-1977). It provides insights also in the Muslim intellectual and cultural history of India in early 20th Century. Daryabadi’s forte was the Quranic studies (Tafsir), which is highlighted in this work.

About Author

Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, Padma Shri is Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India. He is former Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Head Department of Islamic Studies and the Honorary Director, Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies at JamiaMiliaIslamia, New Delhi. He was also the editor of four scholarly journals published by the same Institute. Prof. Wasey has travelled widely and his writings are translated into Arabic, Persian and French languages.


Abdur Raheem Kidwaiis Professor of English and Director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre at Aligarh Muslim University is the author of several books on Islam and the Quran, including What is in the Quran? andTranslating the Untranslatable: A Critical Study of 60 English Translations of the Quran.






Chapter 1

Daryabadi’s family background and era


Chapter 2

Daryabadi’s early life


Chapter 3

Daryabadi’s college and university education


Chapter 4

Daryabadi’s quest for truth: His wandering into error and his return to Islam


Chapter 5

Daryabadi’s mentors: Akbar Allahabadi, Allama Shibli, Maulana Muhammad Ali Jawhar and Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi.


Chapter 6

Daryabadi’s family life and demise


Chapter 7

Daryabadi’s mission and message





Chapter 8

English Translation of the Quran: Issues and Problems            



Abdul Majid Daryabadi


Chapter 9

Tafsir (the Quran exegesis) in Modern Times: Pre-requisites and Challenges



Abdul Majid Daryabadi


Chapter 10

Jesus and Mary in the Quran



Abdul Majid Daryabadi


Chapter 11

Maulana Daryabadi as a Quranic Scholar



Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi


Chapter 12

Maulana Daryabadi’s contribution to Quranic and Islamic Studies



Abdur Raheem Kidwai




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