Holy Qur'an: Arabic Text, English Translation and Commentary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789694320908
  • Publisher: Sh. Muhammad Ashraf
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Language: Arabic
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition: Arabic & English
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 340,079
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 2.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    Excellent Resource!

    This is a fundamentally sound translation of the Holy Qur'an made even more valuable by the historical and linguistic notes added. Please ignore the hostile reviews found here as they are of a primary sectarian nature by traditionalists who deplore any nuances of translation that clearly flies in the face of their 'interpretation' of Islam which is mostly non Qur'anic in origin! M.M. Ali's choices of difficult translations are well explained and fully justified unlike most translations. Furthermore he gives what I consider one of the best linguistic analysis of the original Arabic available in English. Finally, the Arabic Script is beautifully done and a delight to read. If you are looking for an approach to the Qur'an that is NOT militant-based (which represents a majority of Islamic beliefs despite the media hype otherwise), then this is the choice for you. Peace profound!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2001

    Simply the best!!!

    I have read an English translation of the Holy Bible, and now I'm currently reading this book. This book doesn't contain only the translation; it contains the Arabic text, the translation and a lot of foot notes that explains not only the several meanings and interpretations, but the historical background of everything. I was a devoted Christian (Catholic), and now I have the full understanding of the point of view of Jews, Christians and Muslims. And now I believe that the Prophet Mohammed came to give us the latest and most updated message from our Lord, our God: Allah. Worth buying and spending time to read the texts, foot notes, everything.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    The Holy Quran - By Maulana Muhammad Ali

    This version is so clear and has so many wonderfully useful little perks it's hard to enumerate them easily. These are the ones that stand out the most.

    1. It is written in clear English, not old English.
    2. The whole first part of the book talks to we the reader, who may never have picked up a Quran before .It helps one read the transliteration of Arabic words, a side by side English to Arabic pronunciation of Biblical names so that a reader would know "who" was being spoken of.
    3. There is an explanation of the construction or the way the "chapters" were handed down from Allah and the "parts" of the Quran are labeled clearly. This is especially helpful for a new Muslim at Ramadan when we are reading a "part" each day of Ramadan.
    4. One of the most valuable things to me were all of the foot notes with references to other chapters(Surahs) whether in the Bible or in the Quran.Not all of the references religious, many are on the sciences and some are historical.

    As you can see, I am very happy with it as a religious book but also as a study tool for me to be a more informed Muslima. (female tense)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2002

    This Book is NOT Recommended

    This translation is by an Ahmadiyya. Ahmadiyya are NOT Muslims. They don't believe the termination of Prophethood by Prophet Muhammad. This translation and historical references have been given to promote Ahmadiyya views which are NOT Islamic.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2002

    Most Authentic Version of the Qur'aan (Koran)

    Another wonderful work from the Ahmadiyya Ishaat Islam. The original Koran is in the form of Arabic poetry and any translation into another language is as good as the the knowledge and the intentions of the translator. Many of Koran's translations have been twisted to meet different agendas and this is one major reason the world of Islam is in such a sorry state today. Maulana Muhammad Ali's translation is by far the most wholesome and realistic. Other highly recommended writings of the Maulana are : Mohammad The Prophet, and History of The Prophets.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Lahore Ahmidiyya Movement

    This is a book biased in the views of a group generally considered heretical. Though the views are not neccessarilly wrong and can be very useful for the West to understand the view points in some of the liberal-minded Muslims. It's accuracy is highly doubtful, but is beauty in design and wording and its inspirational faith is intense. It is the single biggest tool in my reversion to Islam. Al-Humdulillah

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2006

    Eloquent, Natural and Powerful

    I've read several different translations of the Quran, and find this to be the best. It's language and concepts are powerful, natural (not flowery or grandiose) and consistent. It is also probably more 'literal' and faithful than others, avoiding rhetoric where not called for. One example: it uses the literal 'non-believers', instead of 'infidel', avoiding that inflammatory perjorative. A beautiful text by a great scholar, it has excellent introductory notes and extensive explanatory footnotes. I highly recommend this text for anyone wanting an introduction to Islam's authentic and powerful world view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2006

    The best English translation

    This translation is by far the best one of the Qur'an into English. I think these ideals presented in this Qur'an represents true Islam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2004

    Unauthentic!

    This translation is unauthentic and is an attempt to misguide the english speaking people about islam. The translator belonged to a group of people claim to be muslim while the entire muslim community do not accept them as muslim based on their views and belief that Mirza Gulam Ahmad was a prophet of God

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2003

    learn to recite Qur'an

    This copy of the Qur'an is very good at helping those Muslims who do not know how to read Arabic script to be able to recite the Qur'an. It is a wonderful book. And hopefully it will help any muslim who needs it. I found this book extremely helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2002

    The excellent source for every muslim to follow

    The Quran is an excellent sourse where you can find out what the religion Islam is about. This book was revealed in a period of 23 years and contains everything so beautifully for every muslim to follow. If you have anything negative to say about this book then you haven't understood it correctly. I don't believe people should write there comments about other sect of muslims.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2002

    Not Recommended

    The Quran is a wonderful book. Readers should find a different translation. Ahmadiyya are not muslims. There are many subtle points in this translation that shift the meanings in the Quran to support Ahmadiyya views. This translation should be read with due reservation.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2001

    Excellent

    Very good translation for modern English-speaking reader, good flow. Footnotes excellent help for historical context and understanding of text for non-Muslim.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2001

    AMAZING !!!!!!

    Really Changed my thoughts on religion and faith

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2001

    The best!

    This book is great for non muslims. It puts Islam clear light. If you want a clear understanding of the faith of Islam, don't believe the media, read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2001

    No substance

    What I got from the Holy Quran was just a lot of 'feel good' talk. No substance. It just talks about being a good person...so does Zen Buddhism. It didnt distinguish itself from any other religions of the world. It's not as much a religion as just a good lifestyle. Very dissapointed, wanted to learn about the faith, just learned that Muhammad was, well, a nice guy at most.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    worth to bye

    i'm writing this massege for the nonmuslim people: by reading the holy Quran you will learn more about islam , better than watching the movies and geting all the bad stereotypes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2000

    Very Interesting

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but after reading the Holy Quran, it opened my eyes and brought into a new light. I believe this deserves an outstanding review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2000

    Poetical Truth

    This sacred text is poetical at times, filled with truth, and revelational. It shares how we can enter into the path of soul and find enlightenment and peace. The inspirational teachings remind us who we really are and how we can live the life we are meant to live.

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    Posted January 31, 2010

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