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The Qur'An : World's Classics - Muhammad Abdel Haleem

The Qur'An

World's Classics

Hardcover

Published: 13th May 2004
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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. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur'an, until now.
This superb new translation of the Qur'an is 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 the Qur'an which 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 the Qur'an is the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world.

`Publishing an accurate, sensitive, well-annotated English translation of the Qur'an is a timely move and should be lauded...A great many myths about Islam can be countered by simply reading this. It should be on every liberal person's shelf alongside the Torah and the New Testament.' SB Kelly, Scotland on Sunday `He 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.' Shereen El Feki, Economist

Introductionp. ix
The Life of Muhammad and the Historical Backgroundp. x
The Revelation of the Qur'anp. xiv
The Compilation of the Qur'anp. xv
The Structure of the Qur'an: Suras and Ayasp. xvi
Stylistic Featuresp. xix
Issues of Interpretationp. xxi
A Short History of English Translationsp. xxvi
This Translationp. xxix
A Chronology of the Qur'anp. xxxvii
Select Bibliographyp. xxxix
Map of Arabia at the Time of the Revelationp. xliii
The Opening (Al-Fatiha)p. 3
The Cow (Al-Baqara)p. 4
The Family of `Imran (Al `Imran)p. 34
Women (Al-Nisa')p. 50
The Feast (Al-Ma'ida)p. 67
Livestock (Al-An`am)p. 80
The Heights (Al-A`raf)p. 94
Battle Gains (Al-Anfal)p. 110
Repentance (Al-Tawba)p. 116
Jonah (Yunus)p. 128
Hud (Hud)p. 136
Joseph (Yusuf)p. 145
Thunder (Al-Ra`d)p. 153
Abraham (Ibrahim)p. 158
Al-Hijr (Al-Hijr)p. 162
The Bee (Al-Nahl)p. 166
The Night Journey (Al-Isra')p. 175
The Cave (Al-Kahf)p. 183
Mary (Maryam)p. 191
Ta Ha (Ta Ha)p. 196
The Prophets (Al-Anbiya')p. 203
The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)p. 209
The Believers (Al-Mu'minun)p. 215
Light (Al-Nur)p. 220
The [Scripture that] Shows the Difference (Al-Furqan)p. 227
The Poets (Al-Shu`ara')p. 232
The Ants (Al-Naml)p. 239
The Story (Al-Qasas)p. 245
The Spider (Al-`Ankabut)p. 252
The Byzantines (Al-Rum)p. 257
Luqman (Luqman)p. 261
Bowing down in Worship (Al-Sajda)p. 264
The Joint Forces (Al-Ahzab)p. 266
Sheba (Saba')p. 272
The Creator (Fatir)p. 277
Ya Sin (Ya Sin)p. 281
Ranged in Rows (Al-Saffat)p. 285
Sad (Sad)p. 290
The Throngs (Al-Zumar)p. 295
The Forgiving One (Ghafir)p. 301
[Verses] Made Distinct (Fussilat)p. 307
Consultation (Al-Shura)p. 311
Ornaments of Gold (Al-Zukhruf)p. 316
Smoke (Al-Dukhan)p. 321
Kneeling (Al-Jathiya)p. 324
The Sand Dunes (Al-Ahqaf)p. 327
Muhammad (Muhammad)p. 331
Triumph (Al-Fath)p. 334
The Private Quarters (Al-Hujurat)p. 338
Qaf (Qaf)p. 340
Scattering [Winds] (Al-Dhariyat)p. 343
The Mountain (Al-Tur)p. 345
The Star (Al-Najm)p. 347
The Moon (Al-Qamar)p. 350
The Lord of Mercy (Al-Rahman)p. 353
That which is Coming (Al-Waqi`a)p. 356
Iron (Al-Hadid)p. 359
The Dispute (Al-Mujadala)p. 362
The Gathering [of Forces] (Al-Hashr)p. 365
Women Tested (Al-Mumtahana)p. 368
Solid Lines (Al-Saff)p. 370
The Day of Congregation (Al-Fumu'a)p. 372
The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqun)p. 374
Mutual Neglect (Al-Taghabun)p. 376
Divorce (Al-Talaq)p. 378
Prohibition (Al-Tahrim)p. 380
Control (Al-Mulk)p. 382
The Pen (Al-Qalam)p. 384
The Inevitable Hour (Al-Haqqa)p. 387
The Ways of Ascent (Al-Ma'arij)p. 389
Noah (Nuh)p. 391
The Jinn (Al-Finn)p. 393
Enfolded (Al-Muzzammil)p. 395
Wrapped in his Cloak (Al-Muddaththir)p. 397
The Resurrection (Al-Qiyama)p. 399
Man (Al-Insan)p. 401
[Winds] Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat)p. 403
The Announcement (Al-Naba')p. 405
The Forceful Chargers (Al-Nazi'at)p. 407
He Frowned ('Abasa)p. 409
Shrouded in Darkness (Al-Takwir)p. 411
Torn Apart (Al-Infitar)p. 412
Those who Give Short Measure (Al-Mutaffifin)p. 413
Ripped Apart (Al-Inshiqaq)p. 415
The Constellations (Al-Buruj)p. 416
The Night-Comer (Al-Tariq)p. 417
The Most High (Al-A'la)p. 418
The Overwhelming Event (Al-Ghashiya)p. 419
Daybreak (Al-Fajr)p. 420
The City (Al-Balad)p. 422
The Sun (Al-Shams)p. 423
The Night (Al-Layl)p. 424
The Morning Brightness (Al-Duha)p. 425
Relief (Al-Sharh)p. 426
The Fig (Al-Tin)p. 427
The Clinging Form (Al-'Alaq)p. 428
The Night of Glory (Al-Qadr)p. 429
Clear Evidence (Al-Bayyina)p. 430
The Earthquake (Al-Zalzala)p. 431
The Charging Steeds (Al-'Adiyat)p. 432
The Crashing Blow (Al-Qari'a)p. 433
Striving for More (Al-Takathur)p. 434
The Declining Day (Al-'Asr)p. 435
The Backbiter (Al-Humaza)p. 436
The Elephant (Al-Fil)p. 437
Quraysh (Quraysh)p. 438
Common Kindnesses (Al-Ma'un)p. 439
Abundance (Al-Kawthar)p. 440
The Disbelievers (Al-Kafirun)p. 441
Help (Al-Nasr)p. 442
Palm Fibre (Al-Masad)p. 443
Purity [of Faith] (Al-Ikhlas)p. 444
Daybreak (Al-Falaq)p. 445
People (Al-Nas)p. 446
Indexp. 447
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ISBN: 9780192805485
ISBN-10: 0192805487
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 13th May 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 14.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2