English translation of the tafsīr (exegesis) of the early Ḥanafī theologian, Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī (d. 333/940) on Surat al-Qadr (Q. 97) which discusses the sending down of the Qurʾān to the Prophet on Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power) in the month of Ramaḍān. It discusses the importance of this month and what has and is occuring in it.

tafsir al-maturidi on surat alqadr-translation aymol

This translation is extracted from: Arnold Yasin Mol, “Laylat al-Qadr as Sacred Time: Sacred Cosmology in Sunnī Kalām and Tafsīr”, Islamic Studies Today: Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin, ed. M. Daneshgar and W. Saleh (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 74-97.