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"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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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013485129
  • Publisher: VolumesOfValue
  • Publication date: 11/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 502 KB

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Just a note....

    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!

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2010

    Bad investment if looking for spiritual insight!

    I have never in my life read a book so ill composed and without logical reasoning as this one! I don't recommend it to anyone. It doesn't provide real hope in spiritual insight (i.e. 72 virgins awaiting martyrdom? Get real!) and smacks of poorly designed, human engineered dogma by the dead prophet. It is written in a manner more like someone's personal agenda to suppress belief in something else that is more logical and realistic.

    5 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Translation good

    Clear translation, well organized and easily readable for non Arabic readers.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    A disappointment.

    I expected to learn more about Islam through reading it's "bible". I found the organization scattered making it, at best, a difficult read, at most, giving faint glimpses of insight into both radical, as well as moderate, Islam. Overall, I came away with no greater understanding than when I had begun.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    The Koran, and a review.

    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.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    Includes commentary

    This version is very heavily commentated, making it difficult to read it by itself. Many pages have more commentary than scripture.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Too many typos.

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    diving into the Muslim religion

    I read this book to gain a philosophical insight as to what it really is that Muslims believe in. This book is such a self-contradictory, nonsensical, absolutely ridiculous "sacred text" that it was just hard to understand at times. It is a great read for those who want to learn more about Allah and what he instructed His followers to do, but it is very repetitive all the way through, in the sense of the infidels and the afterlife to come.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Wonderfull book and recamended

    This was a relly well done book. Good fo anyone studing Islam and there holy scriptures.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Cool. Nice.

    I want it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Open your eyes

    Muslims are brainwashed from birth to kili lnfidels . Cant you see them for who they really are ? their books are filled with hatred and violence. Its time to open your eye woulda given this no stars if i could

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Well

    Muslims like every one else includig the jews who dont belive will burn in hell if you dont belive in jesus christ. Im sorry but its true. Plus the bible has gone unchanged for 3,000 years icant say that for the koran. They change its text frequently. So sad yet god must punish the sinner who is not cleansed by jesu's blood

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Some Respect Please

    I have a good friend who is muslem and even if I am not muslem myself, I still think they should be respected. Their koran is no more violent than the old testament. One example: Moses leading his people to the promice land, once they got there thay killed almost everyone so they would have the land to themselfs. Or when god purged the earth with the great flood? I think people of all religions deserve respect and kindness. Muslems share alot of the ideas and consepts they have with christions. Dont be so swift to persicute others.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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