The Qur'an / Edition 2

The Qur'an / Edition 2

by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, Muhammad Abdel Haleem
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192805487

ISBN-13: 9780192805485

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has…  See more details below

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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. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur'an, until now.
This superb new translation of the Qur'an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this great work's eloquence. The translation is accurate and completely free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar existing translations. Thus, for the first time, English-speaking readers will have a text of the Qur'an which is easy to use and comprehensible. 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.
Clearly written and filled with helpful information and guidance, this brilliant translation of the Qur'an is the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192805485
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
615,324
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A chronology of the Qur'an
Select bibliography
Map of Arabia at the time of the revelation
1The opening (Al-Fatiha)3
2The cow (Al-Baqara)4
3The family of 'Imran (Al 'Imran)34
4Women (Al-Nisa)50
5The feast (Al-Ma'ida)67
6Livestock (Al-An'am)80
7The heights (Al-A'raf)94
8Battle gains (Al-Anfal)110
9Repentance (Al-Tawba)116
10Jonah (Yunus)128
11Hud (Hud)136
12Joseph (Yusuf)145
13Thunder (Al-Ra'd)153
14Abraham (Ibrahim)158
15Al-Hijr (Al-Hijr)162
16The bee (Al-Nahl)166
17The night journey (Al-Isra')175
18The cave (Al-Kahf)183
19Mary (Maryam)191
20Ta Ha (Ta Ha)196
21The prophets (Al-Anbiya')203
22The pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)209
23The believers (Al-Mu'minun)215
24Light (Al-Nur)220
25The [scripture that] shows the difference (Al-Furqan)227
26The poets (Al-Shu'ara')232
27The ants (Al-Naml)239
28The story (Al-Qasas)245
29The spider (Al-'Ankabut)252
30The Byzantines (Al-Rum)257
31Luqman (Luqman)261
32Bowing down in worship (Al-Sajda)264
33The joint forces (Al-Ahzab)266
34Shaba (Saba')272
35The creator (Fatir)277
36Ya Sin (Ya Sin)281
37Ranged in rows (Al-Saffat)285
38Sad (Sad)290
39The throngs (Al-Zumar)295
40The forgiving one (Ghafir)301
41[Verses] made distinct (Fussilat)307
42Consultation (Al-Shura)311
43Ornaments of gold (Al-Zukhruf)316
44Smoke (Al-Dukhan)321
45Kneeling (Al-Jathiya)324
46The sand dunes (Al-Ahqaf)327
47Muhammed (Muhammad)331
48Triumph (Al-Fath)334
49The private quarters (Al-Hujurat)338
50Qaf (Qaf)340
51Scattering [winds] (Al-Dhariyat)343
52The mountain (Al-Tur)345
53The star (Al-Najm)347
54The moon (Al-Qamar)350
55The Lord of mercy (Al-Rahman)353
56That which is coming (Al-Waqi'a)356
57Iron (Al-Hadid)359
58The dispute (Al-Mujadala)362
59The gathering [of forces] (Al-Hashr)365
60Women tested (Al-Mumtahana)368
61Solid lines (Al-Saff)370
62The day of congregation (Al-Jumu'a)372
63The hypocrites (Al-Munafiqun)374
64Mutual neglect (Al-Taghabun)376
65Divorce (Al-Talaq)378
66Prohibition (Al-Tahrim)380
67Control (Al-Mulk)382
68The pen (Al-Qalam)384
69The inevitable hour (Al-Haqqa)387
70The ways of ascent (Al-Ma'arij)389
71Noah (Nuh)391
72The jinn (Al-Jinn)393
73Enfolded (Al-Muzzammil)395
74Wrapped in the cloak (Al-Muddaththir)397
75The resurrection (Al-Qiyama)399
76Man (Al-Insan)401
77[Winds] sent forth (Al-Mursalat)403
78The announcement (Al-Naba')405
79The forceful chargers (Al-Nazi'at)407
80He frowned ('Abasa)409
81Shrouded in darkness (Al-Takwir)411
82Torn apart (Al-Infitar)412
83Those who give short measure (Al-Mutaffifin)413
84Ripped apart (Al-Inshiqaq)415
85The constellation (Al-Buruj)416
86The night-comer (Al-Tariq)417
87The most high (Al-A'la)418
88The overwhelming event (Al-Ghashiya)419
89Daybreak (Al-Fajr)420
90The city (Al-Balad)422
91The sun (Al-Shams)423
92The night (Al-Layl)424
93The morning brightness (Al-Duha)425
94Relief (Al-Sharh)426
95The fig (Al-Tin)427
96The clinging form (Al-'Alaq)428
97The night of glory (Al-Qadr)429
98Clear evidence (Al-Bayyina)430
99The earthquake (Al-Zalzala)431
100The charging steeds (Al-'Adiyat)432
101The crashing blow (Al-Qari'a)433
102Striving for more (Al-Takathur)434
103The declining day (Al-'Asr)435
104The backbiter (Al-Humaza)436
105The elephant (Al-Fil)437
106Quraysh (Quraysh)438
107Common kindnesses (Al-Ma'un)439
108Abundance (Al-Kawthar)440
109The disbelievers (Al-Kafirun)441
110Help (Al-Nasr)442
111Palm Fibre (Al-Masad)443
112Purity [of faith] (Al-Ikhlas)444
113Daybreak (Al-Falaq)445
114People (Al-Nas)446
Index447

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