A Much Improved translation than previously available, However full Arabic text is not Included but the relevant Ayah’s are also in Arabic. For translation with full Arabic text Click Herei
This is the translation of the great work ‘Asbaab an-Nuzool’ by the great Muslim scholar Ali ibn Ahmad an-Neesaboori,( Abu al-Hassan Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi an-Naisaburi (d. 468 AH/1076 CE)
Asbāb al-nuzūl, is an Arabic term meaning “occasions/circumstances of revelation”, is a a secondary type of tafsir directed at establishing the context in which specific verses of the Qur’ān were revealed.
Knowledge about the asbab al-nuzul helps one to understand the circumstances in which a particular revelation occurred, which sheds light on its implications and gives guidance to the explanation (tafsir) and application of the ayah in question for other situations
Abu al-Hassan Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi an-Naisaburi (d. 468/1075), was a renowned classical scholar in this field
‘The knowledge about Tafsir of the ayah is not possible without occupying oneself with their stories and explanation of (the reasons) for their revelation’ [Asbab al-Nuzul, by al-Wahidi al-Nisaburi. Cairo, 1968, p 4].
al-Wahidi, Abu al-Hasan `Ali b. Ahmad b. Muhammad b. `Ali b. Mattawayh, al-Naysaburi
(d. 468 AH/1076 CE)
By Abu al-Hassan Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi an-Naisaburi