The Koran Penguin Classics [N. Dawood] on Amazon. At the bottom of this post appear the sahih or authorized translations from Quran. I have read an English translation of the Holy Bible, and now I'm currently reading this book. This book doesn't contain only the translation; it contains the Arabic text , the translation and a lot of foot notes that explains not only the several meanings and interpretations, but the historical background of everything. Sam Shamoun.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Its chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world's most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right.
But, above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God and His apostle. Read more Read less. Frequently bought together. Add both to Cart. One of these items is shipped sooner than the other. Show details. Buy the selected items together This item: The Koran by N.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. The Qur'an. Abdel Haleem. The Holy Qur'an. Next page. He is best known for his translation of the Koran, the first in contemporary English, for the Penguin Classics in It has now sold over a million copies. Customers who bought this item also bought. Bhagavad-Gita:: The Song of God.
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Make no mistake, I am a Christian who is not afraid of opposing beliefs. An excellent translation. Recommended to me by a University professor who teaches about Islam. My first Koran college I remembered the edition. Just my thing. I am not an expert in Arabic, but I have read two different translations of the Koran, one by A. Arberry and the Penguin classic edition translated by N. The Penguin edition is far superior in readability, although the basic teachings of the Koran can be recognized from either translation.
Most striking to me is how disjointed and random the teachings seem to be in comparison to the Bible with which I am far more familiar. Heaven is pictured as a place of sensuous delights designed especially for men, who "shall sit with bashful, dark-eyed virgins, as chaste as the sheltered eggs of ostriches" The Ranks, Although women have some protection and rights in the Koran, God has made men superior to women and given men permission to "beat them" Women, or in other translations.
There are numerous allusions to people whose names appear also in the Bible, but always with a different slant. Abraham's significant son becomes Ishmael instead of Isaac, and Jesus is mentioned, but his relationship to God as the Son of God is denied The Believers, In stark contrast to the biblical emphasis on salvation by grace through faith Eph.
Those whose deeds are light forfeit their souls and abide in Hell forever The Believers, In the Koran, the earth is created in two days instead of six. Revenge is acceptable. In divorce, he gets the children! Most disturbing, perhaps, are instructions on what to do with those who abandon Islam and have become disbelievers.
The Koran does, indeed, make for significant reading. Because Dawood wasn't available online, as are Pickthal, Shakir, and others, I bought a copy, and as far as translations go, it's probably as good as you're going to get in English. Make no mistake, Islam is Mohammad and his belief system. Know the man behind the cloak of this religion, and you'll have a far better understanding of the images coming out of Islam on a daily basis. A Koran might be a gateway, but it will not bring you to understand Mohammad's character; that will be more clearly revealed by his Sunnah.
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The Koran : With Parallel Arabic Text
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Its chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world's most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But, above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God and His apostle. Read more Read less. Frequently bought together.
The Koran: With Parallel Arabic Text
Nessim Joseph Dawood 27 August — 20 November was an Iraqi translator, who is best known for his translation of the Quran. Nessim Joseph Dawood was born in Baghdad to a Jewish family. His nom de plume became N. Bilingual in Arabic and English, he started tutoring schoolmates in English. He came to England as an Iraq state scholar in , and studied English Literature and Classical Arabic at the University of London in the first cohort of students to resume normal university studies after the Second World War.