Bird’s Eye View


The main purpose of the Bird’s Eye View of the Quran is to present brief summaries of the Quran page by page. Some of the benefits are:

§  You can learn the general message of the Quran page by page

§  You can remember the key message of the verse or group of verses while reciting

§  It can generate further interest in learning and understanding the Quran

§  It can be a Daur-e-Quran (going over the brief message of the entire Quran in 26 sessions) which is valuable particularly in Ramadan.

Some details of the methodology are:

§  15-line Quran is used, a soft copy of which can downloaded here

§  Verses on each page are grouped based on a common message and the key pointers1 and some obvious lessons where possible are highlighted on the side. However, for detailed explanations, you should refer to translations and tafseer books.

§  The sessions are divided into 26 parts and each part is presented separately.

 1 Pointers are general indication of the key meanings in the verses, they do not necessarily capture every message but give general idea.


Get the PDFs

Part 1 (Surah Fatihah to Surah Baqarah 164)

Part 2 (Surah Baqarah 142-286)

Part 3 (Surah Aale-‘Imran)

Part 4 (Surah An-Nisa)

Part 5 (Surah Al-Maidah)

Part 6 (Surah Al-An’aam)

Part 7 (Surah Al-A’raaf)

Part 8 (Surah Al-Anfal & Surah at-Tawbah)

Part 9 (Surah Yunus & Surah Hud)

Part 10 (Surah Yusuf & Surah Ar-Ra’d)

Part 11 (Surah Ibrahim, Surah Hijr & Surah Nahl)

Part 12 (Surah Bani Israel & Surah Kahf)

Part 13 (Surah Maryam, Surah Taha & Surah Al-Anbiya)

Part 14 (Surah Al-Haj, Surah Al-Mu’minun & Surah An-Nur)

Part 15 (Surah Al-Furqan, Surah Ash-Shu’araa & Surah An-Naml)

Part 16 (Surah Al-Qasas & Surah Al-‘Ankabut)

Part 17 (Surah Ar-Rum, Surah Luqman, Surah As-Sajdah & Surah Al-Ahzab)

Part 18 (Surah Saba, Surah Fatir & Surah Ya-Seen)

Part 19 (Surah As-Saffat, Surah Sad & Surah Az-Zumar)

Part 20 (Surah Ghafir & Surah Fussilat)

Part 21 (Surah Ash-Shuraa, Surah Az-Zukhruf, Surah Ad-Dukhan & Surah Al-Jathiya)

Part 22 (Surah Al-Ahqaf to Surah Qaf)

Part 23 (Surah Adh-Dhariyat to Surah Al-Hadid)

Part 24 (Surah Al-Mujadilah to Surah At-Tahrim)

Part 25 (Surah Al-Mulk to Surah Al-Mursalaat)

Part 26 (Surah An-Naba to Surah An-Naas)

Bani Israel History

Phases of Life

Duas of the Quran

Some sources that were used include:
• Tafheem ul-Quran by Abul Ala Maududi: English translation is available here.
• Tadabbur-e-Quran by Amin Ahsan Islahi: Partial English translation is available here, and it is available in Urdu here.
• Bayan ul-Quran by Dr. Israr Ahmed: Urdu PDFs are available here.
• Tafsir of Ibn Kathir: Arabic is available here, and an abridged English translation is available here.
• Tafsir Al-Muyassar: Arabic is available here.

For questions, suggestions, or corrections, you can use the comments below or email

6 thoughts on “Bird’s Eye View

  1. Mashallah Great Work Done By You sir we pray almighty God Allah Subhanatallah to accept your efforts and help in… Ameen

  2. JazakAllahukhayran Dr. Mujtaba for this incredible work.
    Can you please post the slide which outlines the various groups the Glorious Quran is dividen in to.
    Please also post the other similar slides which you presented to us in the class which might not be showing up in the links above.
    We pray to Allah to make this effort useful for all of us and help us fulfill the RIGHTS of the Glorious Quran.

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