The book Stories of the Quran is based on the key stories of the Quran as recorded by Ismail ibn al-Kathir in his widely respected and popular commentary generally known as the Tafsir Ibn Kathir. Written in clear, simple language, this compilation from Ibn Kathir’s authentic narration contains 19 of these captivating stories in an abridged version that will hold your interest from beginning to end.
These stories are excellent for both adults and children. By increasing your appreciation for the verses they represent, they will help you to understand and recognize the wisdom and benevolence behind Allah’s messages to mankind as revealed in the Holy Quran.
Below are some short summaries of these wise and inspiring stories and the lessons they cover.
The story of Habil and Qabil
The story of Harut and Marut
The story of the town that brought Allah’s wrath upon itself
The story of the Heifer
The story of Prophet Moses and Al-Khidr
The story of Qarun (Korah)
The story of Bilqis (Queen of Sheba)
The story of Saba
The story of Uzair
The story of Dhul-Qarnain
The story of Gog and Magog
The story of the people of the cave
The believer and the disbeliever
The story of the people of the garden
The story of the Sabbath-breakers
The story of the people of the ditch
Barsisa the worshipper (the renegade)
The story of the owners of the elephant