The Easy Dictionary of the Quran
(Compiled in the order of recitation)
Compiled By Shaikh AbdulKarim Parekh
Translated By (Late) AbdurRasheed Kamptee Dr. Abdulazeez Abdulraheem Shaikh AbdulGhafoor Parekh
Foreword by Shaikh Syed Abul-Hasan Ali Nadwi
(Written for the original Urdu version of Lughatul-Qur’an)
All praise and thanks be to Allah, and peace be upon His chosen bondsmen and women!
The Qur’an is the final revealed Book that contains the message of guidance from Allah for all humankind. Accordingly, the salvation as well as worldly welfare of the entire humanity depends upon following the guidance ordained in this Divine Book. In other words, success in this world as well as the Hereafter for humankind is treasured in this great Book. Therefore, there is an endless need to compile Qur’anic expositions (in the context of modern challenges and evolving circumstances) while calling people towards understanding its eternal message.
Indeed, blessed are those who have been given the opportunity to serve the Qur’an in one way or another, and more so if the effort receives general acceptance among the public. This recognition fulfills the very objective of providing an easy way to read and understand the Qur’an.
Our beloved Al-Haaj Abdul Karim Parekh is one of these fortunate men who has served the Qur’an. He is well-known through his popular lectures and lifelong service in propagating the message of Islam. He is an ardent caller towards the Qur’an. In the city of Nagpur, India, his regular Qur’anic lessons (Dars-e-Qur’an) have affected the Muslim youth, especially the educated class, and kindled in them the spirit of servitude to Islam and living according to the tenets of the Qur’an in everyday life. To this day Shaikh Parekh is engaged in this sterling service to Islam despite his demanding occupation as a merchant.