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Some of the most influential books within the background of literature, famous because the maximum literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the ideally suited authority and dwelling resource of all Islamic educating, the sacred textual content that units out the creed, rituals, ethics, and legislation of Islam. but regardless of the turning out to be curiosity in Islamic teachings and tradition, there hasn't ever been a really passable English translation of the Qur'an, till now.

This awesome new translation of the Qur'an is written in modern language that continues to be devoted to the that means and spirit of the unique, making the textual content crystal transparent whereas keeping all of this nice work's eloquence. the interpretation is actual and entirely unfastened from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien buildings that mar current translations. hence, for the 1st time, English-speaking readers can have a textual content of the Qur'an that is effortless to exploit and understandable. in addition, Haleem contains notes that designate geographical, old, and private allusions in addition to an index during which Qur'anic fabric is prepared into subject matters for simple reference. His advent lines the background of the Qur'an, examines its constitution and stylistic beneficial properties, and considers matters relating to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women.

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No a part of this e-book could be reproduced, kept in a retrieval procedure, or transmitted, in any shape or whatsoever, with no the earlier permission in writing of Oxford college Press, or as expressly accredited through legislations, or lower than phrases agreed with the proper reprographics rights agencies. Enquiries relating replica open air the scope of the above might be despatched to the Rights division, Oxford collage Press, on the tackle above you need to now not flow this publication in the other binding or conceal and also you needs to impose this comparable situation on any acquirer British Library Cataloguing in book info info to be had Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication information Koran. English. The Qur an / a brand new translation by way of M. A. S. Abdel Haleem. p. cm. –– (Oxford world’s classics) initially released: 2004. contains bibliographical references and index. I. Abdel Haleem, M. A. II. name. III. Oxford world’s classics (Oxford college Press) BP109 2005 297. 1′22521––dc22 2004030574 ISBN 0–19–283193–3 1 Typeset in Ehrhardt via RefineCatch constrained, Bungay, Suffolk published in nice Britain via Clays Ltd, St Ives plc CONTENTS creation The lifetime of Muhammad and the historic historical past The Revelation of the Qur an The Compilation of the Qur an The constitution of the Qur an: Suras and Ayas Stylistic positive aspects problems with Interpretation a brief historical past of English Translations This Translation ix x xiv xv xvi xix xxi xxvi xxix A Chronology of the Qur an xxxvii opt for Bibliography xxxix Map of Arabia on the Time of the Revelation xliii THE QUR AN 1. 2. three. four. five. 6. 7. eight. nine. 10. eleven. 12. thirteen. 14. 15. sixteen. 17. 18. 19. the outlet (Al-Fatiha) The Cow (Al-Baqara) The kinfolk of Imran (Al- Imran) ladies (Al-Nisa ) The dinner party (Al-Ma ida) cattle (Al-An am) The Heights (Al-A raf ) conflict earnings (Al-Anfal) Repentance (Al-Tawba) Jonah (Yunus) Hud (Hud) Joseph (Yusuf ) Thunder (Al-Ra d) Abraham (Ibrahim) Al-Hijr (Al-Hijr) The Bee (Al-Nahl) The evening trip (Al-Isra ) The Cave (Al-Kahf ) Mary (Maryam) three four 34 50 sixty seven eighty ninety four a hundred and ten 116 128 136 a hundred forty five 153 158 162 166 one hundred seventy five 183 191 vi 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. forty. forty-one. forty two. forty three. forty four. forty five. forty six. forty seven. forty eight. forty nine. 50. fifty one. fifty two. fifty three. fifty four. fifty five. fifty six. fifty seven. fifty eight. Contents Ta Ha (Ta Ha) The Prophets (Al-Anbiya ) The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj) The Believers (Al-Mu minun) mild (Al-Nur) The Differentiator (Al-Furqan) The Poets (Al-Shu ara ) The Ants (Al-Naml) the tale (Al-Qasas) The Spider (Al- Ankabut) The Byzantines (Al-Rum) Luqman (Luqman) Bowing down in Worship (Al-Sajda) The Joint Forces (Al-Ahzab) Sheba (Saba ) The writer (Fatir) Ya Sin (Ya Sin) Ranged in Rows (Al-Saffat) unhappy (Sad) The Throngs (Al-Zumar) The Forgiver (Ghafir) [Verses] Made specified (Fussilat) session (Al-Shura) embellishes of Gold (Al-Zukhruf ) Smoke (Al-Dukhan) Kneeling (Al-Jathiya) The Sand Dunes (Al-Ahqaf ) Muhammad (Muhammad) Triumph (Al-Fath) the non-public Rooms (Al-Hujurat) Qaf (Qaf ) Scattering [Winds] (Al-Dhariyat) The Mountain (Al-Tur) The megastar (Al-Najm) The Moon (Al-Qamar) The Lord of Mercy (Al-Rahman) That that's Coming (Al-Waqi a) Iron (Al-Hadid) The Dispute (Al-Mujadala) 196 203 209 215 220 227 232 239 245 252 257 261 264 266 272 277 281 285 290 295 301 307 311 316 321 324 327 331 334 338 340 343 345 347 350 353 356 359 362 Contents fifty nine.

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