This unique book brings together, for the first time, traditional and new principles required in Qur'anic interpretation. It sets the challenge for present day scholars to take up the mantle of elucidating the Qur'an within our modern context and reinforces to the layman what a bewilderingly wondrous gift it is that Allah has placed in our midst. About The Translator Mostafa al-Badawi is one of the world's premier translators of Islamic spiritual texts. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He studied under many shaykhs, foremost among whom is the late Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad. His other translations include: Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Two Treatises, The Prophetic Invocations, and Degrees of the Soul. He is also the author of Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, recently published. He resides in Madinah.