Recommended Reading

We recommend that students work through the following text during the holidays. This vowelled text will shortly be followed by an un-vowelled text that will be posted here iA.

Download reader: 2nd yr prep reading Qisas-un-nabiyin


This page contains recommending reading for the course as well as general recommending reading:

Gateway to Arabic: A book to learn and improve your Arabic writing. This book has excellent exercises to learn to write in Arabic from the very beginning. I recommend that all students print out the book work your way through the exercises:

Download: GateWay to Arabic Book 1

Download: GateWay to Arabic Book 2

Download: GateWay to Arabic Book 3

Way to the Quran: An excellent book on undertaking the journey to the Quran.

Download: Way to the Quran

In the Early Hours: One of the best introductions to spiritual and self-development. A must-read for all!

Download: In the Early Hours

Hans Wehr Dictionary: The essential companion for any English speaking Arabic student. Note that a fully searchable version is available for download or online use at:  This one is quicker to use than the one below.

Download: Hans Wehr English & Arabic Dctionary (Searchable Format )

Tafsir Ibn Kathir: A translation of the famous Ibn Kathir tafsir

Download: Tafsir Ibn Kathir all 10 volumes

Corpus Quran: An amazing website filled with many valuable tools to assist any student of the Quran. Please see


The Sealed Nectar (1.5MB version) Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar) seerah

Asbab al-Nuzul by al-Wahidi (English): Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi

Asbab al-Nuzul by al-Wahidi (Arabic): أسباب النزول الواحدي

Sahih International Translation: Quran – Saheeh International Translation



Surah Nuh Second Year Tafsir Research

Ibn Kathir (Surah Nuh): Tafsir-Ibn-Kathir-Surah Nuh

Ma’aariful al-Quran by Mufti Shafi (Surah Nuh): Maarifulquran Surah Nuh English PDF by Mufti Shafi Usmani

Sayyed Qutb in the Shade of the Quran (Surah Nuh): Sayyed Qutb volume_17_surah Nuh

Mawdudi Tafheem al-Quran (Surah Nuh): Mawdudi – Tafheem al-Quran Surah Nuh

Tadabbur i Quran by Sh Amin Ahsan Islahi 71 Surah Nuh


DN Wynberg Resources:

Riba 2017

Ma’aariful Quran : Surah al-R’ad Surah Rad Maariful Quran