A new English translation of the Quran.
Summary Of The Book
The Quran is one of the defining books of humanity, a sacred text whose dictates are followed by a large percentage of people in the world today.
Islam is one of the Abrahamic religions, sharing a common heritage with Judaism and Christianity. In recent years, the interest in understanding the fundamental teachings of this religion has increased, as conflicts between the Muslim and Western cultures have escalated.
This book, The Qur'an, in English, is an excellent translation by a highly respected scholar of Islamic studies educated at Cambridge. This book is written keeping in mind a readership that is unfamiliar with the traditions and beliefs of the Muslim faith.
The book is a clear translation, and yet retains the style and eloquence of the original work. It has been neatly arranged so that the text flows smoothly in a cohesive narrative. This makes it easy for an English-speaking readership to follow easily.
The author has provided context information and starts with an overview of the Quran’s history He has also included extensive notes that explain the geographical, personal and historical references in the work.
The book examines the structure and style of the original work and conveys its significance as a fine piece of literature to the readers. It explains the religious and historical context and clarifies the text in places where it might be confusing to the uninitiated reader.
The Qur'an gives the reader the historical context of the text, and it conveys the fundamental religious principles and guidelines that Muslims everywhere follow. The book also examines controversial issues often associated with the work, like militancy and the position of women.
The Qur'an is a fine and clear piece of literary translation, that conveys the essential message of the religion in a way that everyone can understand. The book has an index that neatly arranges the Quran into well defined topics for easy reference.
About M.A.S. Haleem
Muhammad Abdel-Haleem is an Egyptian born Islamic scholar.
Other books by Haleem- Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Styles , and Criminal Justice in Islam: Judicial Procedure in the Shari'a.
His books mainly focus on the Quran and the interpretation of various aspects of the Quran.
M. A. S. Haleem was born in Egypt. He studied the Quran as a child, and is now a Hafiz, that is a complete authority on the work. He studied at the Cairo and the Cambridge Universities. He is currently Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. In recognition of his services to Arabic culture and inter-faith relationship, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008.
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