This is Part One of an abridged English version of Tafsir Ibn Kathir. Our aim in presenting the tafsir of the entire thirty parts of the Qur'an is to gather in one place, for the English-speaking public, all relevant information needed to make the Qur'an more understandable and easier to study. These thirty tafsir books try to do this by providing the following: 1.The Arabic Text for those who are able to read Arabic 2.Transliteration of the Arabic text for those who are unable to read the Arabic script. This will give them a sample of the sound of the Qur'an, which they could not otherwise comprehend from reading the English meaning. 3.The meaning of the qur'an (translated by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Ph.D. and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan) 4.Background introductions by two famous Islamic scholars, Maududi and Ibn Kathir 5.Explanation (abridged Tafsir) by Ibn Kathir (translated under the supervision of Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri) We hope that by doing this an ordinary English-speaker will be able to pick up a copy of this book and study and comprehend The Glorious Qur'an in a way that is acceptable to the understanding of the Rightly-guided Muslim Ummah (Community).