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The Qur'an: English Translation with Parallel Arabic Text
By M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 25, 2010
Pages 624
Binding Hardcover
Edition Slp blg re
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199570720
ISBN-10 0199570728
Dimensions 2 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $155.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: 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.


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Slp blg re edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 25, 2010)
9780199570720 | details & prices | 624 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.00 in. | 2.98 lbs | List price $155.00
About: 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.

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