About This Translation
This English version of the Holy Quran is the translation of Kanz-ul-Eeman the Urdu version of Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat
Maulana Shah Ahmed Raza Khan of Brielly.
This is an accepted fact that the revealed Arabic words of the Holy Quran cannot be actually transformed in any
other language of the world. Literal translation of Arabic Quran conveying the same meaning is not aonly difficult
but is impossible.
Therefore the translation of Arabic Quran in any other language is usually an explanatory translation. Imam Ahl-e-
Sunnat Shah Ahmed Raza Khan’s Urdu translation knowd as Kanz-ul-Eeman is an explanatory translation.
This explanatory translation of Urdu was completed in the beginning of 20th Century i.e. 1910.
It is the most famous and accepted urdu translation of muslims belonging to the school of jurisprudence and the
institution of the people of tradition and of the congregation in Indo-Pak sub-continent.
Imam Ahmed Raza Khan, a great jurist and a learned scholar of Islam was born in 1858 at Brielly (India) an died in
1921. He is considered to be the most learned and authentic authority on Quran, Sunnah and jurisprudence by
majority muslims of this sub-continent. He was a great writer and wrote about one thousand (1,000) small and big
books relating to various aspects of Islam.
He devoted his entire life to the propagation of real faith and traditions of the Holy Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi W’alihi
Wasallam). His main theme of the life was extreme and devoted love of ALLAH and his last Messenger Muhammad
(Salallaho Alaihi W’alihi Wasallam). He could bear any thing except utterances against Islam, ALLAH and His
Messengers. He was a traditionist and a true follower of the jurisprudence of Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifi (Radi ALLAH
Unho). He was a great mystic too and was a staunch lover of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radi ALLAH Unho) of
Imam Ahmed Raza Khan’s religious works have no parallel in his time. His ability, far-sightedness and depth of
thought have been recognized by the Ulmas and Muftis of all the four scholars of jurisprudence not only of this subcontinent but of Harmain Sharifain and other Muslim world. He was awarded certificates of recognition by these
men of Islamic learning when he visited Harmain Sharifain for performing Hajj (Pilgrimage) in the begining of 20th
Though he has written numerously, but his two most famous works the translation of Holy Quran in Urdu and
Fatawa-e-Razavia in twelve huge volumes have proved his superiority, deep thinking, ability and extreme love of
ALLAH Almighty and the Prophet Mohammad (Salallaho Alaihi W’alihi Wasallam) over entire group of Ulmas of his
Al-Quran English Translation (Kanz-ul-Eeman)time.
Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat Shah Ahmed Raza Khan filled a new spirit and enthusiasm for Islam in the hearts of
muslims. He revived love and affection of the last prophet and his teachings. Seeing his works for the revival of
Islam, he deserves to be called a revivalist of 20th Century.