The Qur'an: English translation with parallel Arabic text

The Qur'an: English translation with parallel Arabic text

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by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
     
 

One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. First published in 2004, M. A. S. Abdel Haleem's superb English translation has been

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One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. First published in 2004, M. A. S. Abdel Haleem's superb English translation has been acclaimed for both its faithfulness to the original and its supreme clarity. Now Haleem's translation is published side-by-side with the original Arabic text, to give readers a greater appreciation and understanding of the holy book.

Revised for the new edition, this translation is written in contemporary language that remains true to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this great work's eloquence. It is now set page-for-page against the most widespread traditional calligraphic Arabic text, for the benefit of Muslims who wish to make the connection between the translation and the Arabic text, as well as Arabic readers and non-Arabs learning to read the Qur'an in Arabic. As in the original volume, the translation is completely free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar other translations. Furthermore, Haleem includes notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions as well as an index in which Qur'anic material is arranged into topics for easy reference. His introduction traces the history of the Qur'an, examines its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues related to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women.

This brilliant bilingual edition of the Qur'an is the best available English-language translation. It has been approved by Al-Azhar University, the oldest Muslim university and the world's leading institution for the study of Arabic and Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199570720
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/25/2010
Series:
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Edition description:
Bilingual Edition: English and Arabic
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet the Author

M. A. S. Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt, and learned the Qur'an by heart from childhood. Educated at Al-Azhar, Cairo, and Cambridge Universities, he has taught Arabic at Cambridge and London Universities since 1966, including courses in advanced translation and the Qur'an. He is now Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His most recent publications are Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style (2001) and English Translations of the Qur'an: The Making of an Image (2004). He is the Editor of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies and the London Qur'anic Studies series. He was awarded the OBE in 2008.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to purchase this for my mom, for the reason it 'says' it has Arabic and English side by side... no sample is there for one to see what font is used, how it would look on the nook etc! So I cannot decide on this purchase. I may have to purchase the $2.99 which does not look appealing, even though some reviewers said it was not shabby as it appears!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there index entry for arabic words search listed by root or any part of the words . search not advanced arabic learners of the quran
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