The Koran

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The Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, is the record of Muhammad's oral teaching delivered between the years immediately preceding the Hegira in AD 622 and the Prophet's death in AD 632. It has exerted untold influence upon the history of mankind. Apart from it's specifically religious content, inspiring the triumphant arms of Islam throughout vast areas of Asia, Africa and southern Europe, it was the starting point of a new literary and philosophical movement which powerfully affected the most cultivated minds ...

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Overview

The Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, is the record of Muhammad's oral teaching delivered between the years immediately preceding the Hegira in AD 622 and the Prophet's death in AD 632. It has exerted untold influence upon the history of mankind. Apart from it's specifically religious content, inspiring the triumphant arms of Islam throughout vast areas of Asia, Africa and southern Europe, it was the starting point of a new literary and philosophical movement which powerfully affected the most cultivated minds among both Christian and Jews in the Middle Ages; and the movement inaugurated has resulted in some of the finest products of genius and learning. Alan Jones has restored the traditional ordering of the Sutras, enabling the reader to trace the development of the Prophet's mind from the early flush of inspiration to his roles of warrior, politician and founder of an empire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842126097
  • Publisher: Everyman Paperback
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 212,821
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Jones is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. After studying Classics, Arabic and Persian at Cambridge he moved to Oxford to study Turkish. He has taught Arabic and Isamic Studies there since 1957. He is a specialist in pre-Islamic and early Islamic Arabic and in Quranic Studies, and, at a much later period, in the literature of Muslim Spain. He is at present writing a book on the pre-Islamic background of the Qur'an.
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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Must read carefully and re-read several times to get full meaning of the writers (Muhammid) intent. Some Suras (Chapters) tearfully boring, but with dedication, one can muddle through with some degree of comprehension. The relavent passages are clear as a bell, though, and one comes away with a real understanding of the Islamic belief, and ultimate purpose of Jihad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2004

    Good bedtime reading...

    During reading this book, I thought it was an understandable translation of the Qur'an, most clearly like the old English version of the King James Version Bible. It also includes footnotes that help in the basic understanding of what's going on.

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