The Qur'an

The Qur'an

Spirituality & Beliefs, Religion, Islam, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 17/04/2008
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'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 of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199535958
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 354g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 23 mm

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The Qur'an
Brilliant and easy translation of the Qur'an
M.A.Abdel Haleem has really outdone himself in this translation of the Qur'an. The Qur'an is not a particularly easy book to simply pick up, read and trans... READ MORE
The Qur'an
Super read! translated words of god excellently!
An excellent translation of the Quran from its original language form (Arabic) to English. The summary at the start of each surah, gives a useful overview ... READ MORE
The Qur'an
What a read amazing...
Have a good read and try to complete without leaving gaps.
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The Qur'an
Love it so easy to read
Always read the Quran in Arabic but never understood what I was reading. This book gives clear understanding and made me fall in love with the Quran even m... READ MORE
shahina begum
The Qur'an
Highly recommend it.
Translated copy is very well written and very easy to understand. And well the book qur'an is just amazing - the best part of this book is- the author is ... READ MORE
samina faraz
The Qur'an
A clear and beautiful translation
A very well translated version of the Qur'an that I bought as a gift, compared to a few other translations this one is very clear and has references throug... READ MORE
Henry Moller