The Koran / Edition 3by Alan Jones, J. M. Rodwell
Pub. Date: 07/01/2003
Publisher: Everyman Paperback
It has exerted untold influence upon history of mankind. Apart from its specifically religious content, inspiring the triumphant arms of Islam throughout vast areas of Asia, Africa
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 history of mankind. Apart from its 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 Christians 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 Suras enabling the reader to trace the development of the Prophet's mind from the early flush of inspiration to his later roles of warrior, politician and founder of empire.
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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.
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.