Quran was revealed to Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) 1400 years ago and has been the source for guidance for all the generations since then.
Initially when it was revealed, Muslims were restricted to the parts of Saudi Arabia where Arabic was both spoken and understood, but when it started spreading, non-Arabic speaking nations also started accepting Islam.
This was a concern, since although they did read the scriptures but were not able to understand what it said. This is where Tafseer ul Quran came in; which is the translation of the Quran into the local languages so it is easier for the people you understand what they are reading.
To understand Quran, the word we use is “Tafseer” which means “to explain and describe”. Tafseer comes from the letters (fa-seen-ra), or (fassara) means to explain, to discover, to disclose (a hidden thing), and to interpret.
The Quran and Sunnah have been the key guidance for anyone who wishes to implement the religion properly. The Tafseer of Quran is of dignified importance if a person wishes to understand the Quran with its true spirit and meaning. Understanding of Quran is greater than a simple reading of translation and one gets much more blessings of Allah Almighty.
There are several reasons that the Tafseer is of great importance but the main reason is that Allah has sent the Quran as a book of guidance to mankind. Man’s purpose is to worship Allah. He can do so while keeping himself in the domain of Islam and according to the guidance that Allah has revealed regarding this, but he can do so only if he completely understands its meanings, implication, and interpretation.
Tafseer of Quran helps numerous Muslims around the world to get guidance in their everyday lives and hence forwarding these teachings to other fellow Muslims, as one can do so while acting upon the commands of Allah if he or she has the knowledge of the Holy Book.