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The Qur'an

The Qur'an

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by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

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Accepted by Muslims as the miraculous utterance of the Almighty, the Qu'an (the Arabic spelling for the more commonly used Koran) contains all the divine revelations given to Muhammad by Allah, or God. The collection as it now exists was compiled by Muhammad's followers after his death in 632. This handsome volume features the original Arabic side by side with its


Accepted by Muslims as the miraculous utterance of the Almighty, the Qu'an (the Arabic spelling for the more commonly used Koran) contains all the divine revelations given to Muhammad by Allah, or God. The collection as it now exists was compiled by Muhammad's followers after his death in 632. This handsome volume features the original Arabic side by side with its English translation -- plus a wealth of information in the editor's commentary that provides intellectual explanation, interpretation, and important background.

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Selected verses from the Qur'an

Sura 49, Verse13

O mankind! We created you form a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).


O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do.


On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person-unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land-it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although came to them Our Messengers with Clear Signs, yet, even after that, many of them continue to commit excesses in the land.


We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if anyone remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself and if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah has revealed, they are (no better than) wrong-doers.


Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous,


Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things thye covet: women and sons; heaped-up hoards of gold and silver; horses branded (for blood and excellence); and (wealth of) cattle and well-tilled land. Such are the possessions of this worlds life; but in nearness to Allah is the best of the gold (to return to).


The heavens are almost rent asunder from above them (by His Glory): and the angels celebrate the Praises of their Lord, and pray for forgiveness for (all) beings on earth: Behold! Verily Allah is He, the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful


O you who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grevious Penalty? - That you believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that you strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with your property and your persons: that will be best for you, if you but knew!


Who is better in speech then one who calls (men) to Allah, works rightousness, and says, "I am of those who bow in Islam"?


As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.


With Him are the keys of the Unseen, the treasures that none knows but He. He knows whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, not anything fresh or dry, (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a Record clear (to those who can read).


Say: "Allah speaks the Truth: follow the religion of Abraham, the sane in faith; he was not of the Pagans."


Say: "In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy, - in that let them rejoice": that is better than the (wealth) they hoard


And out of kindness, lower to them wing of humility, and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood."

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The Qur'an 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Isa_Henry_Aldrete More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I am biased because this is the first Qur'an I ever read (I have read more than this as of now though) I have to say this version is my favorite. Abdullah Yusuf Ali has really captured the beauty of the Qur'an in the English language. Although no translation will ever do justice to the original Arabic, I have to say that this really makes one go in awe at the beauty and majesty of the Qur'an. The language is clearly written, and made so that it appears to be ancient (written with thees and thou etc.) For anyone interested in Islam and looking for fun while reading, I suggest this version of the Noble Qur'an. I give it a 5 out of 5
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a new approach in tafsir as far as I can see. It is a good one for non-arabic speaking students. This volume is the first of sixteen volume series. It is mainly introduction. This volume has no tafsir in it but if you continue to other volumes it starts in Volume Two. Author takes ayats in groups, provides English translation with arabic text next to it than he follows with a sort of dictionary where some key and speculative Arabic words are explained and their various meanings are described according to different interpreters, than comes a section where the general subject in those selected group of ayats are described and than author goes into his tafsir of those ayats. He refers to old teachers, Tabari, Qurtubi, Ibn Keasir. Time to time where necessary he refers extensively to old and new testament where the subjects are common. It is a sunni Tafsir so for people of other sects there are clearly disputed interpretations. I found in many locations opinions or statements that I could not get the same conclusion but that is why there are so many interpretations.Over all I think it is agood one and I am happy to have it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yusuf Ali's translation of the Holy Qur'an touched me deeply. The message from the Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, is so holy and so pure, I am truly amazed at the gift that he brought for humanity. Anyone searching for the truth about himself and his heart will be moved and inspired through this reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the revised 1995 editon of Ali's 1938 original. I see that the previous reviewer was highly critical of this fine ebook edition because of Microsoft Reader, which after trying for a year I now refuse to use because it is so slow and does not have the navigational flexibility or robust features of Adobe's eBook Reader. I purchased the Adobe eBook edition and it's not only fast and thoroughly cross-linked/hyperlinked throughout, but the text is easy to read. My Adobe eBook edition is very fast indeed. My two gripes are with the Barnes & Noble Digital group who disabled both the print/copy and find functions of the text. I try to avoid e-books that do not allow the user to print them; it just seems to defeat any advantage to owning an ebook. (One can 'look' at it, but not much else.) I do recommend this copy of the Quran, though, because Ali's work has not only stood the test of time, but continues to be updated in English with minor changes. Be aware that the translation reads very much like 18th century English prose, which is filled with outdated terms such as thou, thee, art, hast, verily, forth, etc. It's not a hindrance to most readers, but one should be aware of it before purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Quran is supposed to have English and Arabic side by side. It does not!
Fahad Abdu More than 1 year ago
I have been searching for a transalation for the quran and i finally founded the perfect one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderous translation of the Holy Qur'an sent from Allah(swt). This translation may not be 100% precise but it serves as a splendid form of understanding the word of our Lord, our Creater for those which Arabic is not their native tongue. He has created us and to him we shall return for he is the Final Destination. AMEEN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can read the quran in arabic and i have finished it all one time through and now i want the translation. I hear from a lot of reviews that this is a good book and only 0.99! I hope the translation is english. I am only a kid!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a guidance for human
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me personly i think you should only read the Quran by Abdullah Yusuf Ali because this is one of the ones that are acually right,i am a muslim and alot of the Qurans were created by americans and so far every one was wrong ,sorry,people think that arabs are these bad people that just kill because we want but acually its not we are regular people we might have a different skin color,or might not practice the same religion as others but we are still people i mean we have hearts and brains ,right!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommended for those who are looking for English translation only, without its Arabic format which is absolutely necessary for recitation.
minus28 More than 1 year ago
In addition to the translation - is there explanations given re: context etc. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this based on the description that their was an Quranic and transliterary version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This English rendition of the Quran by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, published by Barnes and Noble in arrangement with Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc.(@2000), is based on the print edition which appeared originally around 1938 in Lahore (now Pakistan). Innumerable subsequent editions, both English alone and with commentary and original Arabic text have appeared since. It is a standard version in wide distribution throughout the world. Technically, this MS-Reader e-book version is clear and easy to read. It is marred, however, by being so slow as to render the table of contents utterly useless. 'Turning' the pages one by one proceeds smoothly. Because the table of contents which lists the Surah's, or chapters, and should function as a linking mechanism to the 114 Surahs, really does not function, one cannot use this version as a reference resource. This is unfortunate and disappointing. That's why I purchased it. But, it costs only $4.95. So who can complain too strongly?
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Is there any proof that mahomad was a true or false prophet?I cant get this book but does Jesus ever talk about Mahomad. From a person who wants to know if islam is the way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading context from the beggining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am related to muhammad peace and blessings be on him
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Post I if you read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a muslim taecher I know that one person needs an arabic quran
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