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Author of The Koran (Dawood, 1956)

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This is the central text of Islam, al-Qur'an (The Koran, La Coran). Authorship is hard to assign - composed by God (Allah), revealed in pieces to Muhammad (Mohammed, Muhamat) by the angel Gabriel (Jibril) from 610 to 632, compiled, possibly more than once, by committees under the direction the first few Caliphs, and translated multiple times into most major languages, there are lots of possible authors.


Works by al-Qur'an

The Koran (Dawood, 1956) (0632) 2,989 copies
Koran (Rodwell, 1861) (1945) 734 copies
The Koran (0632) 667 copies
The Essential Koran (1993) 464 copies
The Quran (Shakir, 1959) (1989) 408 copies
The Study Quran (2015) 320 copies
The Qur'an (W. Khan, 1999) (1999) 279 copies
El Corán (1980) 211 copies
The Koran (1821) 174 copies
Koran (Palmer 1880) (1900) 77 copies
Quran in English (Itani) (2012) 62 copies
Le Coran (1981) 37 copies
Il Corano (1992) 34 copies
The Noble Qur'an (1992) 34 copies
Der Heilige Koran (Quran) (1985) 33 copies
De Koran (1990) 32 copies
Il Corano (1996) 31 copies
Koran (1966) 31 copies
Le Coran (1980) 30 copies
Il Corano (1988) 29 copies
Le Coran (1967) 25 copies
Holy Quaran Arabic-English (1911) 25 copies
QUR'AN The Final Revelation (2007) 24 copies
The Holy Quaran (1981) 23 copies
American Qur'an (2015) 21 copies
Der Koran (Murad Hofmann) (1998) 19 copies
Il Corano (2002) 19 copies
O Alcorão (2001) 18 copies
Der Koran. (1999) 16 copies
Le Coran (1980) 14 copies
Korán (1991) 14 copies
Le Coran, tome 1 (1980) 11 copies
Koran (1986) 9 copies
Il Corano (2001) 9 copies
The meaning of the Quran (1991) 9 copies
Qu'ran in Plain English (1993) 9 copies
The Holy Qur'an (2004) 9 copies
Der Koran (1992) 8 copies
De Koran (1979) 6 copies
The Glorious Qur'an (2011) 6 copies
Il Corano (1989) 4 copies
Il Corano (2010) 4 copies
The Koran (Rubin) (2005) 3 copies
Le Coran (2007) 3 copies
The Qur'an 2 copies
Die Heilige Qur'an (1981) 2 copies
ˆIl ‰Corano 2 copies
Le Coran (2003) 2 copies
Il Corano 2 copies
Der Koran 1 copy
Koraani 1 copy
The Glorious Quran (2022) 1 copy
Il Corano 1 copy
Le Coran (1983) 1 copy


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This is the central text of Islam, al-Qur'an (The Koran, La Coran). Authorship is hard to assign - composed by God (Allah), revealed in pieces to Muhammad (Mohammed, Muhamat) by the angel Gabriel (Jibril) from 610 to 632, compiled, possibly more than once, by committees under the direction the first few Caliphs, and translated multiple times into most major languages, there are lots of possible authors.



Folio Archives 271: The Qur’an (Koran) 2008 in Folio Society Devotees (May 2022)


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jvtlibrary | 14 other reviews | Aug 7, 2023 |
…The Holy Quran is the very words of Allah (subhanahu wa-ta'ala سبحانه و تعالى) spoken to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is undoubtedly the most important book on the planet, providing divine guidance and the spiritual ideals of the Islamic faith.

The Holy Quran is the literal word of God. It contains over 6,000 verses, all of which were revealed to Prophet Muhammad over the course of 23 years. It is a treasure trove of wisdom, justice, mercy, and guidance. The verses are clear and concise instructions that provide Muslims with rules of conduct, directive principles, warnings, and advice on how to live a good life.

The Noble Qur’an is an amazing book that is full of wisdom and divine guidance and culture. It is a remarkable collection of 114 surahs or chapters, containing 6,236 verses as well as educational stories, scientific facts, and moral guidance. The Noble Qur’an is the last holy book God sent to guide us in our lives.

It contains guidance for social justice, proper interaction, peace and well-being of humanity. It focuses on providing a universal message of love and respect for humanity, while promoting justice and mutual understanding. It is free from any form of violence, prejudice and distortion of faith.

The language of the Noble Qur’an is timeless and beautiful, and its spiritual impact on the soul is incomparable. It is a guide for those seeking guidance in all aspects of life, addressing moral issues such as truthfulness, patriotism and respect for others. It keeps us away from obscenity and unrighteousness.

The Noble Qur’an is an inspiring and enlightening book that I highly recommend to anyone from any background or religion. It is an invaluable source of knowledge and guidance that can help us enrich our lives.

The Quran is said to be a source of strength and resilience for Muslims around the world. It has been recited and memorized by generations of people. It continues to offer solace in times of difficulty and joy during a period of celebration.

Overall, I highly recommend that everyone read and take guidance from the Holy Quran. It is important to understand the beauty of its words and the lessons and wisdom that it contains….
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AAAO | 1 other review | Jun 14, 2023 |
I tried reading three other english translations of Quran and, while they meant well, the cultural notes or explanations actually crowded the text and/or forced the translators to alter meanings just to fit things on to pages. But this translation doesn't muddle around with extra features: Just a clear and classical toned translation of Allah's words. Simply presented, easy to read. First time reading Quran cover to cover and being able to finish without translation frustration.
NafizaBMC | 5 other reviews | Jun 14, 2023 |
Found this book interesting read as a gay non-Muslim man. I read the translation by Tarif Khalidi who made it easy read for someone unfamiliar with the Qur'an and was respectful enough to have zero opinions. Thought the most fascinating parts were about Jesus and his mother Mary and how important they are to the Islamic faith. I'm also now interested to understanding what jinn are in Qur'an since they were mentioned quite frequently; not sure if there is a good Jewish and/or Christian comparison though. I do understand most western ideas of "genies" in media are not very accurate. Overall, I would recommend anyone to read this book to understand the second largest religion in the world and understand they are diverse people with vast differences and for the most part want the same as any Abrahamic believer.… (more)
Jazz1987 | 1 other review | Aug 27, 2022 |



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