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Paperback The Holy Qur'an Book

ISBN: 1853267821

ISBN13: 9781853267826

The Holy Qur'an

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Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an (also known as The Koran) is the sacred book of Islam. It is the word of God whose truth was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. As it was revealed, so it was committed to memory by his companions, though written copies were also made by literate believers during the lifetime of the Prophet. The first full compilation was by Abu Bakar, the first Caliph,...

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Penguin Classics Edition Not Side By Side Translation

A fair few amount of reviews state that this contains an English and Arabic side by side translation, however the Penguin Classics "The Koran" version, is strictly English. It does include some great extra resources like a timetable of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'s life and a brief introduction of him as a person and as the prophet of Islam. But if you're looking for an Arabic version to go along with your translation, look beyond the Penguin Classics version.

Very Good Translation I Can Read, Now Time To Learn Arabic!

I Love It...I Want To Learn More!

Side by side text

This edition has the English translation side by side with the Arabic text. This is an annotated publication of the Qur'an that contains a lot of footnotes (6,311 in all), an Introduction to each Sura, Appendices and an extensive Index.

A very readable translation and good complement to others

This is a very readable translation of the Quran. For the Western reader, it is much more accessible than translations such as that of Shakir. This translation attempts to capture some of the literary style and beauty of the original. The footnotes are especially helpful in pointing out the meanings of difficult words or phrases. Often, the footnotes clarify who is speaking and about whom or what. I find that difficult passages are best understood by comparing several translations and this translation is often the most helpful. An example is Quran 4:3 where Shakir says "what your right hands possess" whereas Dawood translates it as "slave girls". I fault Shakir for obscuring the true meaning by his overly literal translation. My only frustration is that Dawood changed the traditional order of the chapters, and this makes cross referencing rather slow. I highly recommend this book, especially for who are reading the Quran for the first time.

you should have come to it with an open mind

pre-conceived notions are what led you to that opinion. by the way, the author of the qur'an was GOD. if you did not discern that, you did not READ it.
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