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The Qur'an : Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition - Khalidi Tarif

The Qur'an

Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

By: Khalidi Tarif, Tarif Khalidi (Foreword by, Introduction by, Translator)

Paperback

Published: 9th July 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Please note the pages on this book have been produced with bevelled or rough edge to create an old style look. The publisher has deliberately chosen to produce the book this way.

A landmark new translation of the sacred text of Islam? in an elegant deluxe edition

Literally ?the recitation,? The Qur?an is considered within the Muslim faith to be the infallible word of God. Tarif Khalidi, the foremost scholar of Islamic history and faith, provides a fresh English translation that captures the startling, exquisite poetry of one of the world?s most beloved religious texts. Retaining the structure and rhythms of the original Arabic, Khalidi enlivens the ancient teachings and prophetic narratives central to the Muslim faith and solidifies The Qur?an as a work of spiritual authority and breathtaking beauty.

A landmark new translation of the sacred text of Islam? in an elegant deluxe edition

Literally ?the recitat ion,? The Qur?an is considered within the Muslim faith to be the infallible word of God. Tarif Khalidi, the foremost scholar of Islamic history and faith, provides a fresh English translation that captures the startling, exquisite poetry of one of the world?s most beloved religious texts. Retaining the structure and rhythms of the original Arabic, Khalidi enlivens the ancient teachings and prophetic narratives central to the Muslim faith and solidifies The Qur?an as a work of spiritual authority and breathtaking beauty.

"An eloquent and eminently readable translation . . . much closer to the way the first Muslims experienced the Qur'an." -Reza Aslan, author of No god but God " While being faithful to the original, [Khalidi] succeeds in conveying linguistic shifts, from narrative to mnemonic, sermons to parables. And there is an innovative component: it is the first translation that tries to capture both the rhythms and the structure of the Qur'an. . . . This translation manages to give a glimpse of the grandeur of the original. . . . A magnificent achievement."-Ziauddin Sardar, "The Guardian" (London) "What sets Khalidi apart from his predecessors is his sensitivity to the sounds and many layers of meaning of the original as well as his skill in conveying them to an anglophone audience...Khalidi's introduction and bibliographic note are marvelously succinct, explaining the textual nature and structure of the Qur'an, its place in Muslim life, and providing a very useful summary of recent research and further reading...a landmark in the history of English translations of the Qur'an." --Ziad Elmarsafy, "Times Literary Supplement"

ISBN: 9780143105886
ISBN-10: 0143105884
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 9th July 2010
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 15.4  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1