This is the complete Tafseer by ibn Katheer , among the most known and appreciated, that every Muslim must possess. Shaykh al-Uthaymeen has said "This is a very useful book in the field of commentary on the Koran-based traditions. It is the more trusty, even though it rarely addresses aspects of grammar and eloquence of discourse."
Abu al-Fidaa, Ismail ibn 'Umar ibn Kathir (700-774)
Al-Faqih, al-Hafidh. Historian and Muhaddith, he is the author of the most famous Tafsir, and the great history book al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah. He was Shafi'i of madhhab.