Synopses & Reviews
The Koran is one of the most influential works in the history of literature, and the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic. It is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred book that lays out all of Islams creeds, rituals, ethics, and laws. Revealed to the Prophet Mohammed by the angel Gabriel, it has been called a glorious symphony” that moves men and women to ecstasy and awe. E. H. Palmers superb translation brings unsurpassed clarity to the text, while R. A. Nicholsons erudite but accessible introduction places Mohammeds story in a historical, religious, and social context that illuminates the Korans sometimes conflicting dictates and revelations.
"This translation of the Koran by E.H. Palmer was first published in 1900"--T.p. verso.