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The Qur'an [Paperback]

M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
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Book Description

May 17 2008 0199535957 978-0199535958 Reissue
Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless ofclass, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.

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`'one of the best [translations] to have appeared in recent times'' Muslim News

`'accessible and compelling...a remarkable achievement'' New Statesman

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing translation... Sept. 17 2004
By A Customer
This is one outstanding translation. It is in a different style (slightly - in paragraph format (as if reading a novel) with small superscript numbers distinguishing each ayah (verse)), then what you might normally find.
The language is modern English, and it definitely tries to give an honest translation. Clear, to the point.
Check it out, for you won't be disappointed!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Translated. June 12 2009
By Summar
This translation flows more smoothly and utilizes modern English. It grasps the meaning of the Arabic as no other translations including A. Yusuf Ali do. Recommended for non-muslims and muslims that do not read Arabic.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is the best and the simplest English Translation I have ever read!!! I have three different English translations at home and I have reviewed almost all English translations available in the marketplace. I would highly recommend this translation and the translation by Farooq-i-Azam-Malik (Al-Quran, The Guidance for Mankind).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quran Dec 22 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the first time I have read the Quran. A friend recommended that I read it to better understand Muslim people and Islam. I would agree. This translation is quite readable and the introduction is especially helpful in understanding a number of things that one comes across in reading it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quoran Aug. 15 2010
By Sandra
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
seems to be a good translation with helpful notes. Intro is good for background information.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Readable English translation Sept. 30 2013
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First translation I've seen that has made the unique effort to organize the verses into paragraphs to help the reader stay aware of changes in themes. The English used is modern day English and easy to follow and read for all ages. My favourite translation by far and would recommend to anyone - Muslims and non Muslims alike
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quran /Halleem June 17 2011
By magda
The book arrived in reasonable time at a reasonable price. I don't like how the publishers set up the book. The writing is too compact for the nature of the material. An example of a suitable presentation if the Quran by Abdullah Yusuf Ali. There the text flows down the centre of the page like the poetry the Quran is. The comments are clear in their place at the bottom of the page.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For New Converts! Jan. 6 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you are new to Islam, then I would highly recommend this. It is very simple to read and easy to understand!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent condition considering being holy book
Published 2 months ago by EZZ-EL-DIN AMIN
3.0 out of 5 stars Ever tried reading those Shakespeare plays for fun? Yeah
Not very interesting. Even in plain English. Ever tried reading those Shakespeare plays for fun? Yeah, like that. Very predictable and bland story-telling. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shafiqur Khan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent book especially for a non muslim to understand the meanings
Published 3 months ago by salman
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read translation of the Quran
Translated and presented in a way that is easier to read than some other translations. Ie uses more regular, modern English words
Published 8 months ago by Shafik Kassam
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this interpretation so much!
This interpretation of The Qur'an is so nice.
I found it really easy to read and to understand.
I love the notes and have never found a better English interpretation.
Published 9 months ago by zokacha
4.0 out of 5 stars the source of mercy
the content surprises me because up to the point of Mary I have found the Qur'an to be mercy without the radicalization of hate.
Published 12 months ago by david hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars Best translation
This is by far the best translation I have ever read. I recommend muslims and non-muslims to read this translation because it is in modern english.
Published 14 months ago by mamm2801
5.0 out of 5 stars Best English translation of Qur'an I've seen!
Easy to follow and smooth translation from one verse to the next. Way better than the choppy and out of touch classical translations (i.e. Yusuf Ali or Shakir). Read more
Published on Oct. 30 2011 by Toronto88
5.0 out of 5 stars Best modern translation
I have purchased many Qur'ans and this one by far is the best. It has been translated into modern english so it is very easy to understand. Read more
Published on June 6 2011 by Hadi
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