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The Koran by al-Qur'an

The Koran (1861)

by Qur'an

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    An Abridged Koran by CSPI (EncompassedRunner)
    EncompassedRunner: Approaching the Koran without any background familiarity with Islam, particularly the traditions of Muhammad or Islamic history can result in the reader feeling confused, as the Koran is not arranged chronologically or topically, and for the most part there is not enough context in the Koran to give meaning to vague verses or to clarify seeming contradictions. CSPI's "An Abridged Koran" is helpful to read not instead of the Koran, but as a prelude to reading the full-length Koran and/or alongside the Koran, because it takes out redundant passages, orders the passages chronologically, and inserts from other Islamic texts (Hadith and Sira) context between the Koran verses, so that it all makes sense.… (more)

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I like the notes explaining important translation details and expanding on the backgound of many verses in my edition. The appendixes with additional information about topics as the Abbreviated Letters as great too. ( )
1 vote sadya | Mar 29, 2016 |
Book of wonders .. Cannot describe it. ( )
  benishkhanx | Nov 4, 2014 |
Interesting to read right now given the political climate. Although there are a few "kill the infidels" type passages, overall the tone is one of giving oneself up to the one and only God, although the consequences of not doing so will result in hellfire and brimstone, etc. Several passages in practical day to day living as well -- multiple wives (only if they can be treated equally - yeah, right), how to divide property after death, when and how divorce is allowed, etc. Overall, though, it does not condone anything remotely like 9/11. Actually the Qur'an calls for a fiery and miserable afterlife for Osama and his kind. ( )
1 vote AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
Everyone should read this at least once. If you don't like it fine, but no one can deny that it is a beautiful piece of writing. Whether you agree with what it says or not. ( )
  IceMaiden786 | May 31, 2014 |
قال تعالى :((قُلْ لَوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَاداً لِكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَداً))

مابالنا لا نأبه ؟
أتعقلون هذا كلام الله تعالى خالقنا بين إيدينا كيف نتركه ونتوجه لما تريده أنفسنا من الكتب
أعتقد أننا كلما أبحرنا في تفهمه وتعمقه سنجد معان لم يجدها أحد من قبل هذا ليس متاباً تقرأه وتنتهي منه وتكتب بعد ذلك "ريفيو برأيك" هذا كتاب بليغ محكم لا يوجزه وصف حتى ..

الله يقدرنا على حفظه وتبره والعمل با فيه :)
ولكن لماذا واضعين المؤلف Anonymous O.o !! ( )
  Soplada | Feb 27, 2014 |
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Qur'anprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Abdel Haleem, M. A. S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ahmad, Mohammad AshfaqTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ali, a.YTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ali, AhmedTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Arberry, Arthur JTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aro, JussiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bell, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chiussi, ItaloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dawood, Nessim JosephTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fracassi, ArnaldoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hayek, Samir ElTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämeen-Anttila, JaakkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Henning, MaxTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hofmann, Murad WilfriedTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irving, Thomas B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jeffery, ArthurTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, AlanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Khalidi, TarifTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Majaron, ErikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mirza Abul-FadlTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muhammad, Baqir Behbudisecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nicholson, R.A.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ozek, AliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ozturk, A. SerdarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Persian, Ilaahie Qomshaie -Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pickthall, Marmaduke WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Qarai, Ali QuliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rodwell, Rev. J. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, Sir Edward DenisonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salonen, ArmasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tallqvist, KnutTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turner, ColinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watt, W. Montgomerysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zidan, AhmedTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Je la nomo de Allah, la Donema, la Pardonema.
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The Koran (Quran) in Esperanto translation.
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An anthology of selections from the Qur'an in contemporary English on topics ranging from the story of Creation and the idea of God to politics and economics. Compiled by three scholars, including T. B. Irving, the first American to translate the Qur'an into English, with a helpful introduction, extensive glossary and an index of Qur'anic verses.… (more)

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