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The Qur an
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.
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around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text
plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to
clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.