Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam: An Introductory Selection of Readings from the Qur'an

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THOMAS CLEARY is the pre-eminent translator of Buddhist and Taoist texts, including 'The Essential Tao', 'The Essential Confucius', 'The Secret of the Golden Flower', and the best-selling 'The Art of War'.

"For Muslims the whole of the Qur'an is

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Overview

THOMAS CLEARY is the pre-eminent translator of Buddhist and Taoist texts, including 'The Essential Tao', 'The Essential Confucius', 'The Secret of the Golden Flower', and the best-selling 'The Art of War'.

"For Muslims the whole of the Qur'an is

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062501981
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 253,092
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Cleary is the preeminent translator of classic Eastern texts, including The Essential Tao, The Essential Confucius, The Secret of the Golden Flower, and the bestselling The Art of War.

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The Opening



IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE COMPASSIONATE, THE MERCIFUL

All praise belongs to God,
Lord of all worlds,

the Compassionate, the Merciful,

Ruler of Judgment Day.

It is You that we worship,
and to You we appeal for help.

Show us the straight way,

the way of those You have graced,
not of those on whom is Your wrath,
nor of those who wander astray.

The Essential Koran copyright © by Thomas Cleary. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All Rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Opening 1
The Cow 2
The Family of Imraan 19
Women 30
The Table 44
Cattle 50
The Heights 61
Taa Haa 72
The Prophets 74
Light 82
Rome 85
Luqmaan 95
Sheba 102
Yaa Siin 111
Iron 122
The Spirits 130
Those Sent Forth 134
The Highest 138
Daybreak 140
The City 143
Night 145
The Forenoon 147
The Expansion 148
Recite! 149
The Night of Power 151
The Shock 152
The Charging Mares 153
The Calamity 154
Vying for More and More 155
The Epoch 156
The Slanderer 157
The Elephants 158
The Quraish 159
Needs 160
Help 161
Flame 162
Pure Truth 163
The Dawn 164
Humankind 165
Notes 167
Select Bibliography 209
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