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)
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.
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