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The Qur'an

Abdel Haleem

The Qur'an

Abdel Haleem

$28.99

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One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, theQur'anis 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 theQur'an, until now.
This superb new translation of theQur'anis 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 theQur'anwhich 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 theQur'anis the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world.

- Publisher

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About "The Qur'an"

One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, theQur'anis 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 theQur'an, until now.
This superb new translation of theQur'anis 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 theQur'anwhich 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 theQur'anis the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world.

- Publisher

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  • Catalogue Code 238028
  • Product Code 0192805487
  • EAN 9780192805485
  • Pages 512
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Islam & Muslim
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2004
  • Sales Rank #19225
  • Dimensions 206 x 138 x 35 mm
  • Weight 0.701kg

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