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The Koran
     

The Koran

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by J.M. Rodwell
 

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents and linked Index

"The Koran is the name of a translation of the Qur'an written by John Medows Rodwell. It uses a chronological method of sorting verses in the Koran. Rodwell's translation has not aged well with time and many[weasel words] find it inferior to other, more modern

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents and linked Index

"The Koran is the name of a translation of the Qur'an written by John Medows Rodwell. It uses a chronological method of sorting verses in the Koran. Rodwell's translation has not aged well with time and many[weasel words] find it inferior to other, more modern translations.[citation needed]

However, in its time, the Rodwell version was considered[by whom?] to be accurate in spite of its faults. A century later, David Lean's 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia used the Rodwell translation in the episode in which Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) and Feisal (Alec Guinness) alternately recite verses from what Rodwell calls "The Brightness" sura (Ad-Dhuha)." -- Wikipedia

CONTENTS
THE PROPHET
INTRODUCTION
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
DEDICATION
PREFACE
SURA NUMBER (THIS EDITION) SURA NUMBER (ARABIC TEXT) TITLE
1 96 THICK BLOOD OR CLOTS OF BLOOD
2 74 THE ENWRAPPED
3 73 THE ENFOLDED
4 93 THE BRIGHTNESS
5 94 THE OPENING
6 113 THE DAYBREAK
7 114 MEN
8 1 SURA I.
9 109 UNBELIEVERS
10 112 THE UNITY
11 111 ABU LAHAB
12 108 THE ABUNDANCE
13 104 THE BACKBITER
14 107 RELIGION
15 102 DESIRE
16 92 THE NIGHT
17 68 THE PEN
18 90 THE SOIL
19 105 THE ELEPHAN
20 106 THE KOREISCH
21 97 POWER
22 86 THE NIGHT-COMER
23 91 THE SUN
24 80 HE FROWNED
25 87 THE MOST HIGH
26 95 THE FIG
27 103 THE AFTERNOON
28 85 THE STARRY
29 101 THE BLOW
30 99 THE EARTHQUAKE
31 82 THE CLEAVING
32 81 THE FOLDED UP
33 84 THE SPLITTING ASUNDER
34 100 THE CHARGERS
35 79 THOSE WHO DRAG FORTH
36 77 THE SENT
37 78 THE NEWS
38 88 THE OVERSHADOWING
39 89 THE DAYBREAK
40 75 THE RESURRECTION
41 83 THOSE WHO STINT
42 69 THE INEVITABLE
43 51 THE SCATTERING
44 52 THE MOUNTAIN
45 56 THE INEVITABLE
46 53 THE STAR
47 70 THE STEPS OR ASCENTS
48 55 THE MERCIFUL
49 54 THE MOON
50 37 THE RANKS
51 71 NOAH
52 76 MAN
53 44 SMOKE
54 50 KAF
55 20 TA. HA.
56 26 THE POETS
57 15 HEDJR
58 19 MARY
59 38 SAD
60 36 YA. SIN
61 43 ORNAMENTS OF GOLD
62 72 DJINN
63 67 THE KINGDOM
64 23 THE BELIEVERS
65 21 THE PROPHETS
66 25 AL FURKAN
67 17 THE NIGHT JOURNEY
68 27 THE ANT
69 18 THE CAVE
70 32 ADORATION
71 41 THE MADE PLAIN
72 45 THE KNEELING
73 16 THE BEE
74 30 THE GREEKS
75 11 HOUD
76 14 ABRAHAM, ON WHOM BE PEACE
77 12 JOSEPH, PEACE BE ON HIM
78 40 THE BELIEVER
79 28 THE STORY
80 39 THE TROOPS
81 29 THE SPIDER
82 31 LOKMAN
83 42 COUNSEL
84 10 JONAH, PEACE BE ON HIM!
85 34 SABA
86 35 THE CREATOR, OR THE ANGELS
87 7 AL ARAF
88 46 AL AHKAF
89 6 CATTLE
90 13 THUNDER
91 2 THE COW
92 98 CLEAR EVIDENCE
93 64 MUTUAL DECEIT
94 62 THE ASSEMBLY
95 8 THE SPOILS
96 47 MUHAMMAD
97 3 THE FAMILY OF IMRAN
98 61 BATTLE ARRAY
99 57 IRON
100 4 WOMEN
101 65 DIVORCE
102 59 THE EMIGRATION
103 33 THE CONFEDERATES
104 63 THE HYPOCRITES
105 24 LIGHT
106 58 SHE WHO PLEADED
107 22 THE PILGRIMAGE
108 48 THE VICTORY
109 66 THE FORBIDDING
110 60 SHE WHO IS TRIED
111 110 HELP
112 49 THE APARTMENTS
113 9 IMMUNITY
114 5 THE TABLE
INDEX

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013485129
Publisher:
VolumesOfValue
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
538 KB

Meet the Author

About the Translator
"JOHN MEDOWS RODWELL (1808–1900) was a friend of Charles Darwin while both matriculated at Cambridge. He became an English clergyman of the Church of England and a Non-Muslim Islamic scholar. He served as Rector of St.Peter's, Saffron Hill, London 1836-43 and Rector of St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate, London from 1843-1900. He and Darwin maintained a correspondence after their graduation." -- Wikipedia

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Koran 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
big_papa More than 1 year ago
Clear translation, well organized and easily readable for non Arabic readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the ignorants who just came here to rant about Muslims killing "infadels", take an unbiased religion course at a community college. I myself am not a Muslim, and I am American high school student. I however, have taken a comparitive religions course, and learned about Islam. The terrorists that participated in the attacks of 9/11 were NOT Islamic, by any means. They followed the teachings of Sayyid Al-Qutb (sorry for spelling mistakes, this is all in my memory.), who took advantage of the openess of the Koran's phrases. Also, as another review stated, the Koran is originally in the Arabic language. If you are the average American, you cannot read the Arabic language, so it has been translated for us. The translations are not always exact, giving us a skewed vision of the Islamic holy text. The chronological order of the Koran is "messed up" because it is not a book of history. The Koran is a book of stories of past prophets and nations. In Arabic, the Koran is almost literally a poem of intricate design, yet it is unseen to us because we have a skewed English version. So, to wrap up this rant I've gone on, don't always judge an entire religion and its followers by the actions of very, very, very few. To give an actual review of this version of the Koran, I found it quite useful in my studies, and gave me an underlying knowledge to the Islamic religion. Also, I found the author's insightful comments to be quite fascinating, and gave me a glimpse of a different view towards the Islamic holy texts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you write a review its supposed to be on the book itself. The Quran is a Holy text originally written in a native language which had to be translated. Therefore its original words are not always synonyms to the translated ones. While reading and studying a translation, one must not take the lazy mans approach to research. Just simply reading this text like the bible wont work. If your going to read it and review it; buy an appendix. It is highly reccomended to purchase one. It is for a deeper understanding of the text. Thhe Quran is not filled with elaborate stories to arrive at the point, it simply states it. Therefore, if you feel it is redudant you may have missed the purpose of repetition. Be a Scholar, not just a student. Noone on this review tab even metioned the quality of this edition or the format. It seems that the reviews posted previously are venting about the ideas and Dichotomy of this text not the purpose, character or content. Once again be a scholar not a student!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version is very heavily commentated, making it difficult to read it by itself. Many pages have more commentary than scripture.
Tomhat More than 1 year ago
You're better off getting the same item from the Gutenburg Project. The B&N offering is loaded with typos from uncorrected OCR scanning, while the Gutenburg Project version (so far) has been proofread and corrected, making a difficult book a bit more readable.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please. I am not muslim, but I know what you said was wrong. It is wrong to insult a whole group of people. It is wrong to try and spread hate. And it is wrong to present yourself as better than others. We need to stop judging and insulting people that we know very little about. This is how worldwide conflict begins. It begins with judgemental, ignorant comments like yours. It escalates until it is one group of people against another. And let me tell you, you are not doing your part in preventing it. I am only 12 years old. Yet I have to tell you that it is wrong to insult others. How ridiculous. Please be part of the solution, not the problem. If anyone else suppors me, put "To Olivia" as your heading. Help stop discrimination and unkindness to the fellow people on earth!
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