I cannot think Allah enough for the good fortune and pleasure I feel in presenting this book to you. No other work of mine has been so long in coming to fruition, and in this there is also story which I will now briefly relate to you.
In 1934, I was appointed as a tutor in Darul Ulum Nadwat-ul-Ulama and entrusted with two subject; Arabic Literature and Exegesis (Tafsir) of the glorious Qur’an.
During this period, I felt that it was necessary to introduce the glorious Qur’an to students, to acquaint them with the real purpose and central theme and to prepare and enable them to profit from this great Book. It was also important to warn them about the shortcomings and weaknesses which sometimes prevent on from benefiting fully from the useful effects and blessings which the Qur’an itself has pointed out. These elements comprise the principles for appreciating and understanding the Holy Book. They serve as a guide and through them the understanding of the glorious Qur’an, the depth of which is unfathomable, is made easy and certain.
This novel experiment was a bold step not only for Nadwatul-ul-ulama but for other Arabic and Islamic institutions too. Perhaps to be expected, the quality and intensity of the subject increased over the years and students took great interest in it realising its usefulness to them. Thereafter, these “Essays” were dictated in class and the students examined on them.
Then, after a long time the author learned that they had been preserved by an ex-student. I felt as if a lost treasure had been found and it gave me new hope. However, when the manuscript was examined, many new additions in light experience seemed necessary. Time though was the overriding problem and hence, in an attempt to overcome these shortcomings, only a few additions have been made. An article entitled “The glorious Qur’an and Revealed Books in the light of History” has been added from author’s work concept of Prophethood in Islam, and a few anecdotes have include from the lives of bygone people about the way they read and respected the glorious Qur’an
The Miraculous Preachings Of The Glorious Quran