My honourable father had an intense yearning from a very long time to write a tafsīr which comprises of admonition, advice, reflection, pondering, righteousness and success. However, due to his many other occupations coupled with spending night and day in the writing and compiling of books on Ahādīth, Sufism, biographies, ethics and etiquette; he could not commence with this important work. Eventually he felt that if it is difficult to write a tafsīr of the entire Qur’ān, he should at least write a comprehensive but concise tafsīr of the 100 verses which were selected by Hakīmul Ummat Mujaddidul Millat Hadrat Maulānā Ashraf ‛Alī Thānwī rahimahullāh in his world-renown
work, Hayāt al-Muslimīn. This will serve as a guide for rectitude and success in this world and the Hereafter. It is most pleasing to note that the translation of these verses was undertaken by the lustrous pen of Hadrat Muslihul Ummat Maulānā Wasīyyullāh Sāhib rahimahullāh.
In addition to seeking assistance from the Bayān al-Qur’ān of Hadrat Hakīmul Ummat rahimahullāh, the tafāsīr of other exegetes were also referred to. It has been decided to name it Mawā’iz al-Qur’ān – Mulaqqab Bihi Muntakhab Āyāt (Admonitions from the Qur’ān – selected verses). This is the first volume in this series. The subsequent volumes will – Allāh willing – contain selected verses whose explanation Hadrat Muslihul Ummat rahimahullāh used to give with much emotion in his assemblies. My honourable father intends doing this together with explanations of additional verses
which he considers appropriate. May Allāh ta‛ālā facilitate their completion and may He accept. Āmīn. May Allāh ta‛ālā reward all those ‛ulamā’ who spent their valuable time in the service of this tafsīr and thereby included themselves in this golden chain. Finally, I make du‛ā’ that Allāh ta‛ālā gives my honourable father a long life with good health and wellbeing so that books on religion, rectification and Allāh-consciousness may continue reaching you, the reader. May Allāh ta‛ālā bless all members of Maktabah Ma‛ārif Muslihul Ummat with good health and the inspiration to continue with the work with full devotion. Āmīn.
Muhammad ‛Abdullāh Qamar az-Zamān Qāsmī
12 Rabī‛ al-Awwal 1439 A.H.
2 December 2017