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

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

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by Thomas Cleary, Thomas Cleary
     
 

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062501981
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
527,699
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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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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