This English version of the Holy Quran is
the translation of Kanz-ul-Eeman the Urdu version of Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat
Maulana Shah Ahmed Raza Khan of Brielly.
This is an accepted fact that the revealed Arabic words of the Holy Quran
cannot be actually transformed in any other language of the world. Literal
translation of Arabic Quran conveying the same meaning is not aonly
difficult but is impossible.
Therefore the translation of Arabic Quran in any other language is usually
an explanatory translation. Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat Shah Ahmed Raza Khan's Urdu
translation knowd as Kanz-ul-Eeman is an explanatory translation. This
explanatory translation of Urdu was completed in the beginning of 20th
Century i.e. 1910.
It is the most famous and accepted urdu translation of muslims belonging to
the school of jurisprudence and the institution of the people of tradition
and of the congregation in Indo-Pak sub-continent.
Imam Ahmed Raza Khan, a great jurist and a learned scholar of Islam was born
in 1858 at Brielly (India) an died in 1921. He is considered to be the most
learned and authentic authority on Quran, Sunnah and jurisprudence by
majority muslims of this sub-continent. He was a great writer and wrote
about one thousand (1,000) small and big books relating to various aspects
He devoted his entire life to the propagation of real faith and traditions
of the Holy Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi W'alihi Wasallam). His main theme of
the life was extreme and devoted love of ALLAH and his last Messenger
Muhammad (Salallaho Alaihi W'alihi Wasallam). He could bear any thing except
utterances against Islam, ALLAH and His Messengers. He was a traditionist
and a true follower of the jurisprudence of Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifi (Radi
ALLAH Unho). He was a great mystic too and was a staunch lover of Sheikh
Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radi ALLAH Unho) of Baghdad.
Imam Ahmed Raza Khan's religious works have no parallel in his time. His
ability, far-sightedness and depth of thought have been recognized by the
Ulmas and Muftis of all the four scholars of jurisprudence not only of this
sub-continent but of Harmain Sharifain and other Muslim world. He was
awarded certificates of recognition by these men of Islamic learning when he
visited Harmain Sharifain for performing Hajj (Pilgrimage) in the begining
of 20th Centrue.
Though he has written numerously, but his two most famous works the
translation of Holy Quran in Urdu and Fatawa-e-Razavia in twelve huge
volumes have proved his superiority, deep thinking, ability and extreme love
of ALLAH Almighty and the Prophet Mohammad (Salallaho Alaihi W'alihi
Wasallam) over entire group of Ulmas of his time. Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat Shah
Ahmed Raza Khan filled a new spirit and enthusiasm for Islam in the hearts
of muslims. He revived love and affection of the last prophet and his
teachings. Seeing his works for the revival of Islam, he deserves to be
called a revivalist of 20th Century.