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The Korân by George Sale

The Korân

by George Sale (Translator)

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Title:The Korân
Authors:George Sale (Translator)
Info:London ; New York : Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd., [n.d.].
Collections:Your library, Washington State University

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Al Koran of Mohammed (Sale, 1734) by Qur'an



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It includes a 10-page, double-column, closely printed INDEX of THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THE KORAN AND THE NOTES THEREON', all subject headings, long narrative pars - e.g. :
Wife ought to be used justly, 68; may be chastised, 25; the number of wives allowed by the Koran, 53; their duty to their husbands, 24. See Adultery, Divorce, and Marriage
Al Zakkum, what, 101, n.
  KayCliff | Oct 6, 2018 |
2 vols, intact but covers loose, leather
  cassius2 | Nov 17, 2012 |
A preliminary discourse with explanatory notes taken from the most approved commentators.
  LASC | Oct 5, 2012 |
If you've never read the Koran, imagine a series of sermons (revelations) pieced together. There are several faith stories from the Hebrew and Christian Bible referenced but with a slightly different twist in the retelling and application or reminder where they were wrong. I wanted my first reading to be just face value without the corruption/influence of any commentary besides a few books I've read on the history of the Koran and Mohammed. On the whole I thought it sounded like somebody with a borderline personality or your favorit old-tyme, hellfire and brimstone preacher. On the one side are eloquent sayings about the wonder, power, and majesty of God. Then it turns to descriptions of the unbeliever's innards boiled lovingly by God on the day of judgment. Thrown in for good measure is the need for men and those that follow Islam to be dominant with a dash of anti-Semitism to grow on. ( )
  revslick | Jun 2, 2012 |
  hvanloon | Aug 13, 2007 |
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Sale, GeorgeTranslatormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Davenport, R. A.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I imagine it is almost needless either to make an apology for publishing the following translation, or to go about to prove it a work of use as well as curiosity.
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This is the important early translation of the Qur’an into English by George Sale. Do not combine with lagsr translations.
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Includes "A Preliminary Discourse", Contents List, A Table of the Chapters of The Koran, "The Preliminary Discourse", "Al Koran", and a 10-page, double-column, closely printed INDEX of THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THE KORAN AND THE NOTES THEREON'.
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