Tafseer e Majidi by Daryabadi throws ample light on all those peoples who have been mentioned in the Holy Qur’an along with their geographical locations and the eras in which they flourished. One can find all the necessary details about the earlier prophets who find a mention in the Holy Qur’an, since it Provides answers to such questions as what was the time of their advent, were the peoples to whom they disseminated the message vouchsafed to them who were the Adites and Thamudites and the people of Prophet Salih, where those people lived, where were Babil and Madyan located and similar other questions that arise in mind while reading the Holy Qur’an.
ABDUL MAJID DARYABADI (1892-1977), born in India, obtained his BA (honors) in Philosophy from Canning College, Lucknow in 1912. He devoted his whole life to the cause of Islam and published scores of books and articles in both English and Urdu, which bring out the excellence of Islam. Throughout his academic career he edited the Urdu weekly Sachch and then Sidq (1925-76), which was acclaimed in the Indo-Pak Subcontinent for its inspiring message and stylistic features. Daryabadi was actively associated with the Khilafat Movement; Royal Asiatic Society, London; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow; Shibli Academy, Azamgarh and several other leading Islamic and literary organizations. In addition to contributing an extensive commentary on the Quran in English, Daryabadi wrote also an independent Tafsir in Urdu published as Tafsir Majidi (Lucknow, Academy of Islamic Research and Publications
Born: 16 March 1892 Dariyabad, Barabanki British India
Died: 6 January 1977 (aged 84) Barabanki, India
Main Interest: Quran, Education
Notable Work: Tafseer-e-Majidi, The Psychology of Leadership
Disciple of: Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi