Methodology of Interpretation in Tafsīr Anwār al-Bayān fī Kashf Isrār al-Qur’ān:An Analytical Study
The Qur’ān is the book of Allah Almighty. Therefore, for the real understanding of it in the true perception, a person has to polish up his coceptual ability as well as increase the knowledge. When a person is at a particular conceptual level, only then he can start understanding the real message, which Allah Almighty conveyed through words of Qur’ān. concern to the explanation of Qur’ān for the understanding of general public, different people have tried to write the Tafsīr of Qur’ān. That’s why; Tafsīr has its own importance. It tries to explain Holy Qur’ān for readers and comes to displacement the laws of Islam from Qur’ān. So that Qur’ānic scholars develop different methods to translate its secrets according to their understanding. Some scholars summarize it and other discusses it in detail. Jurists, scholars and exegetes divided it in to major types. Tafsīr Bi al-Ra’yi, Tafsīr Bi al Ma’thur, This article is an attempt to analyze an Urdu Tafsīr named “Anwār ul-Bayān fi Kashf e asrar il Quran” written by Aāshiq Ilāhī al-Barni Buland Shehri. Tafsīr Anwār ul-Bayān is written in Urdu language and pubished by Maktaba tul Ilm Lahore in five volumes and Tleefat e Ashrafiah Multan in nine volums.This Tafseer is a beautiful combination of both kinds of tafsir, Tafsīr Bi al-Ra’yi and Tafsīr Bi al Ma’thur. "Maulanā Aāshiq Ilāhi al-Barni Buland Shehri was a great scholar who pass away in Madina tul Munawwarah. He was a follower of Muhammad Zakariyyā Kāndhlawī. He stop over in Madina for almost two decades and devoted his life to the teachings of Qur’ān and Sunnah. He also taught in various educational institutes and Madaris in India and Pakistan.
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