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The Qur'an: English translation and Parallel Arabic text
The Qur'an: English translation and Parallel Arabic text
The Qur'an: English translation and Parallel Arabic text
The Qur'an: English translation and Parallel Arabic text

The Qur'an: English translation and Parallel Arabic text

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UPC / ISBN 884983809382 / 019957071X
Shipping Weight 2.51 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Manufacturer Oxford University Press
Shipping Dimension 9.37 x 6.61 x 2.13 inches
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Brand Oxford University Press USA
Edition Bilingual, Revised
Number Of Pages 672
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2010-07-29
UPC 884983809382
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Product Description 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. Review Review from previous edition: ''[Haleem] transforms the Holy Book's complex grammar and structure into smooth, contemporary English mercifully free from archaisms, anachronisms and incoherence. The result it both accessible and compelling...a remarkable achievement' (on the English translation)" --New Statesman ''a refreshing, very useful and interesting new translation ...one of the best to have appeared in recent times'' --IMuslim News ''[Haleem] has managed to transform the complex grammar and structure of the holy book into a form of modern English which reads easily and flows smoothly without taking liberties with the inviolable text.'' --The Economist ''[Haleem] knows the text by heart, and his intimacy with it shows in the brevity and intuitive intelligence of his solutions.'' --Tiimes Literary Supplement ''accurate, sensitive, well-annotated English translation of the Qur'an'' --Scotland on Sunday About the Author M. A. S. Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt, and learned the Qur'an by heart from childhood. He is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the Editor of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies.