The Holy Quran

The Holy Quran

by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
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The Holy Quran by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Muslims believe that the Qur'an represents the words of God as revealed by the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad over a period of approximately twenty-three years, beginning in 610 AD, when he was forty, and concluding in 632 AD, the year of his death. All of it came from the mouth of one man. More people read the Quran than any other book ever written.
This new edition of the book has been published to help Muslims not fluent in Arabic to understand the meaning of the words. It includes an English translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali and a transliteration into Roman text by Abdul Haleem Eliyasee.
However, it is important to remember at all times that the authoritative text is the Quran itself. These translations and transliterations are only intended to be helpful guides. They are not substitutes for the original.
Every Muslim is required to read and understand the Quran to the extent of his ability. The words "To The Extent of his ability" is key. Obviously, a man who cannot speak Arabic and who is poorly educated will not be able to achieve the same level of understanding that a highly literate and educated native speaker of Arabic can. Nevertheless, even the poorly educated man must try to read and understand the actual words of the Quran. There is no Pope or supreme authority in Islam. Every man is his own authority. This is what Muslims believe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784871879019
Publisher: Ishi Press
Publication date: 01/07/2011
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872 - 1953) was an Indian Islamic scholar who translated the Qur-an into English. His translation of the
Qur-an is one of the most widely known and used in the English-speaking world.
Ali was born in Bombay, British India to a wealthy merchant family with a Dawoodi Bohra father. As a child, Ali received a religious education and, eventually, could recite the entire Qur-an from memory. He spoke both Arabic and English fluently. He studied English literature and studied at several European universities, including the University of
Leeds. He concentrated his efforts on the Qur-an and studied the Qur-anic commentaries beginning with those written in the early days of Islamic history. Yusuf Ali's best-known work is this book The Holy Qur-an: Text, Translation and Commentary, begun in 1934 and published in 1938 by Sh. Muhammad Ashraf Publishers in Lahore, British India (that was liberated as Pakistan in 1947). While on tour to promote his translation,
Ali helped to open the Al-Rashid Mosque, the third mosque in North America, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in December 1938.

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Holy Quran 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This edition is in ENGLISH for those who aren't able to download a preview. There are a couple of spelling errors in the translation, but overall this is a great release. I definitely recommend this to anyone interested in The Hole Qur'an. It would be nice if the publisher could release an Arabic version or even a version containing both English and Arabic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best copy of the koran I've found so far. For those asking, this is an ENGLISH version! I hope that helps :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. Be careful of misspelled words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God put us here to live life, gain knowledge and wisdom. God does not care if your Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or any other sector relgion. God would prefer that we learn about each other and respect each other's beliefs. Unfortunately, most religious zealots don't even read their own religous books (The Bible, The Koran). Do us all a favor and read them both.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The format of this book is just perfect on my nook color. Highly satisfied customer here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am also a christian, and I belive that no one religion can realky claim if another is right or wrong. We all should just respect eachothers beliefs and understand that maybe we are all right about our religions. Religion is a personal preferance that cannot really be argued against logically. I am ashamed when other Christians judge religions based on facts that they think they know. Also remember that Christians tried to convert pagan Europe and persicuted all pagans just because if tgeir religion. This may sound like I am attacking my own religion, but I am not. I am only trying to defend other religions from wrongful judgement. Realize that, no matter who your God may be, the golden rule generally stands in all religions: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
is it written in arabic or its just the translation?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I am correct, the overall message of the Bible is love. When you search up the book of another religion and post a spiteful review, what sort of person do you think your God is seeing you as? Certainly not one he would bless. Maybe you should spend less time hating those who are different, and more time enjoying the variety of all the cultures around you. Difference is something to be enjoyed. Peace be with you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great copy. Now to find one in Arabic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good copy of The Koran. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jesus Christ is the living water
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant get this book but does any one have proof that Mahomad is not a false prophet? Or is... i used to really like islam and when i was cleaning my room i found a paper of an islam prayer yesterday, i through it away and a minute later or two it popped up in my room so im keeping it till i know if its right or wrong. I promise i through that peice of paper away i did cause i didnt want my mom to see it. Please someone write back.
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God put us on earth for reasons one of them is to respect evryones cultures too just because im not christan or jewish dosent mean i dont belive in jesus because he is Essa so get it strait ----
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16 COMMENTS 12 ARE 5 STAR AND 1 IS 1 STAR MASHAHALLAH AND THE BOOK GREAT
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im muslim but god created all an dog people islame i not a Toerorist thats what peaple say so give some joy to world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ur right god dosent care he just cares that yoi serve and love jesus with everything u have.
Mazahir Bandali More than 1 year ago
Been waiying for a nook app or book that gives me both arabic and english versions and haven't found it yet. This again is just the english version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is disrespectful to the one TRUE God. I mean that because I am a Christian. If you love God, you won't get this book.