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One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur'an, until now.

This superb new translation of the Qur'an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this great work's eloquence. The translation is accurate and completely free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar existing translations. Thus, for the first time, English-speaking readers will have a text of the Qur'an which is easy to use and comprehensible. Furthermore, Haleem includes notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions as well as an index in which Qur'anic material is arranged into topics for easy reference. His introduction traces the history of the Qur'an, examines its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues related to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women.

Clearly written and filled with helpful information and guidance, this brilliant translation of the Qur'an is the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world.

About the Author

Muhammad Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt, and learned the Qur'an by heart from childhood. He is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the Editor of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192831934
Translator:
Haleem, Muhammad A. S. Abdel
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Haleem, Muhammad A. S. Abdel
Author:
Haleem, M. a. S. Abdel
Author:
null, M. A. S. Abdel
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Koran
Subject:
Islam - Koran & Sacred Writings
Subject:
Theology | Islam
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Islam
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Islam
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
No. 864
Publication Date:
20050728
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
502
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.8 in 0.756 lb

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