The basic objective of this tafsir was to deduce juristic injunctions and rulings from the Quran yet, while doing so, al-Qurtubi has also provided the explanation of verses, research into difficult words, discussion of diacritical marks and elegance of style and composition. The book is in twelve volumes and has been published repeatedly.
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The latest translation of Tafsir at Qurtubi into English was made by Aisha & Abdal Haqq Bewley. The Urdu translation of first volume is done by Dr. Ikram-ul- Haq Yaseen and the second volume is in pipeline.The first volume has been published by the Shari`ah Academy, at International Islamic University, Islamabad.