9780192831934

The Qur'an

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    9780192831934

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    0192831933

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/28/2005
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur'an, until now. This superb new translation of the Qur'an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this great work's eloquence. The translation is accurate and completely free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar existing translations. Thus, for the first time, English-speaking readers will have a text of the Qur'an which is easy to use and comprehensible. Furthermore, Haleem includes notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions as well as an index in which Qur'anic material is arranged into topics for easy reference. His introduction traces the history of the Qur'an, examines its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues related to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women. Clearly written and filled with helpful information and guidance, this brilliant translation of the Qur'an is the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world.

Author Biography


Muhammad Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt, and learned the Qur'an by heart from childhood. He is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the Editor of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
The Life of Muhammad and the Historical Background
x
The Revelation of the Qur'an
xiv
The Compilation of the Qur'an
xv
The Structure of the Qur'an: Suras and Ayas
xvi
Stylistic Features
xix
Issues of Interpretation
xxi
A Short History of English Translations
xxvi
This Translation
xxix
A Chronology of the Qur'an xxxvii
Select Bibliography xxxix
Map of Arabia at the Time of the Revelation xliii
1. The Opening
(Al-Fatiha)
3(1)
2. The Cow
(Al-Bagara)
4(30)
3. The Family of 'Imran
(Al-'Imran)
34(16)
4. Women
(Al-Nisa')
50(17)
5. The Feast
(Al-Ma'ida)
67(13)
6. Livestock
(Al-An'am)
80(14)
7. The Heights
(Al-A'raf)
94(16)
8. Battle Gains
(Al-Anfal)
110(6)
9. Repentance
(Al-Tawba)
116(12)
10. Jonah
(Yunus)
128(8)
11. Hud
(Hud)
136(9)
12. Joseph
(Yusuf)
145(8)
13. Thunder
(Al-Ra'd)
153(5)
14. Abraham
(Ibrahim)
158(4)
15. Al-Hijr
(Al-Hijr)
162(4)
16. The Bee
(Al-Nahl)
166(9)
17. The Night Journey
(Al-Isra')
175(8)
18. The Cave
(Al-Kahf)
183(8)
19. Mary
(Maryam)
191(5)
20. Ta Ha
(Ta Ha)
196(7)
21. The Prophets
(Al-Anbiya')
203(6)
22. The Pilgrimage
(Al-Hajj)
209(6)
23. The Believers
(Al-Mu'minun)
215(5)
24. Light
(Al-Nur)
220(7)
25. The Differentiator
(Al-Furqan)
227(5)
26. The Poets
(Al-Shu'ara')
232(7)
27. The Ants
(Al-Naml)
239(6)
28. The Story
(Al-Qasas)
245(7)
29. The Spider
(Al-'Ankabut)
252(5)
30. The Byzantines
(Al-Rum)
257(4)
31. Luqman
(Luqman)
261(3)
32. Bowing down in Worship
(Al-Sajda)
264(2)
33. The Joint Forces
(Al Ahzab)
266(6)
34. Sheba
(Saba')
272(5)
35. The Creator
(Fatir)
277(4)
36. Ya Sin
(Ya Sin)
281(4)
37. Ranged in Rows
(Al-Saffat)
285(5)
38. Sad
(Sad)
290(5)
39. The Throngs
(Al-Zumar)
295(6)
40. The Forgiver
(Ghafir)
301(6)
41. [Verses] Made Distinct
(Fussilat)
307(4)
42. Consultation
(Al-Shura)
311(5)
43. Ornaments of Gold
(Al-Zukhruf)
316(5)
44. Smoke
(Al-Dukhan)
321(3)
45. Kneeling
(Al Jathiya)
324(3)
46. The Sand Dunes
(Al-Ahqaf)
327(4)
47. Muhammad
(Muhammad)
331(3)
48. Triumph
(Al-Fath)
334(4)
49. The Private Rooms
(Al-Hujurat)
338(2)
50. Qaf
(Qaf)
340(3)
51. Scattering [Winds]
(Al-Dhariyat)
343(2)
52. The Mountain
(Al-Tur)
345(2)
53. The Star
(Al-Najm)
347(3)
54. The Moon
(Al-Qamar)
350(3)
55. The Lord of Mercy
(Al-Rahman)
353(3)
56. That which is Coming
(Al-Wagi'a)
356(3)
57. Iron
(Al-Hadid)
359(3)
58. The Dispute
(Al-Mujadala)
362(3)
59. The Gathering [of Forces]
(Al-Hashr)
365(3)
60. Women Tested
(Al-Mumtahana)
368(2)
61. Solid Lines
(Al-Safi)
370(2)
62. The Day of Congregation
(Al-Jumu'a)
372(2)
63. The Hypocrites
(Al-Munafiqun)
374(2)
64. Mutual Neglect
(Al-Taghabun)
376(2)
65. Divorce
(Al-Talaq)
378(2)
66. Prohibition
(Al-Tahrim)
380(2)
67. Control
(Al-Mulk)
382(2)
68. The Pen
(Al-Qalam)
384(3)
69. The Inevitable Hour
(Al-Hagga)
387(2)
70. The Ways of Ascent
(Al-Ma'am)
389(2)
71. Noah
(Nuh)
391(2)
72. The Jinn
(Al-Jinn )
393(2)
73. Enfolded
(Al-Muzzammil)
395(2)
74. Wrapped in his Clgak
(Al-Muddaththir)
397(2)
75. The Resurrection
(Al-Qiyama)
399(2)
76. Man
(Al-Insan)
401(2)
77. [Winds] Sent Forth
(Al-Mursalat)
403(2)
78. The Announcement
(Al-Naba')
405(2)
79. The Forceful Chargers
(Al-Nazi'at)
407(2)
80. He Frowned
('Abasa)
409(2)
81. Shrouded in Darkness
(Al-Takn'ir)
411(1)
82. Torn Apart
(Al-Infitar)
412(1)
83. Those who Give Short Measure
(Al-Mutaffifin)
413(2)
84. Ripped Apart
(Al-Inshiqaq)
415(1)
85. The Towering Constellations
(Al-Buruj)
416(1)
86. The Night-Corner
(Al-Tariq)
417(1)
87. The Most High
(Al-A'la)
418(1)
88. The Overwhelming Event
Al-Ghashiya)
419(1)
89. Daybreak
(Al-Fajr)
420(2)
90. The City
(Al-Balad)
422(1)
91. The Sun
(Al-Shams)
423(1)
92. The Night
(Al-Layl)
424(1)
93. The Morning Brightness
(Al-Duha)
425(1)
94. Relief
(Al-Sharh)
426(1)
95. The Fig
(Al-Tin)
427(1)
96. The Clinging Form
(Al-'Alaq)
428(1)
97. The Night of Glory
(Al-Qadr)
429(1)
98. Clear Evidence
(Al-Bayyina)
430(1)
99. The Earthquake
(Al-Zalzala)
431(1)
100. The Charging Steeds
(Al-'Adiyat)
432(1)
101. The Crashing Blow
(Al-Qari'a)
433(1)
102. Striving for More
(Al-Takathur)
434(1)
103. The Declining Day
(Al-'Asr)
435(1)
104. The Backbiter
(Al-Humaza)
436(1)
105. The Elephant
(Al-Fil)
437(1)
106. Quraysh
(Quraysh)
438(1)
107. Common Kindnesses
(Al-Ma'un)
439(1)
108. Abundance
(Al-Kawthar)
440(1)
109. The Disbelievers
(Al-Kafirun)
441(1)
110. Help
(Al-Nasr)
442(1)
111. Palm Fibre
(Al-Masad)
443(1)
112. Purity [of Faith]
(Al-Ikhlas)
444(1)
113. Daybreak
(Al-Falaq)
445(1)
114. People
(Al-Mu)
446(1)
Index 447

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