The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . Since its first publication in , Professor A.J. Arberry’s translation has been the finest one available, its magnificently written verse making the Koran.

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Rodwell, the order of the Suras — the chapters of which the Koran is composed — was completely changed, with the object of reconstituting the historical sequence of its original composition. People of the Book! There is no god but He, the All-mighty, the All-wise. The title acknowledges the orthodox Islamic raberry that the Qur’an cannot be translated, merely interpreted. One more additional star rating I gave for this work for the arbegry translati Read the Muslim evaluation of this western work on the link I provided along with the book description on goodreads.

When you are secure, then whosoever enjoys the Visitation until the Pilgrimage, let his offering be such as may be feasible; or if he finds none, then a fast of three days in the Pilgrimage, and of seven korab you return, that is ten completely; that is for him whose family are not present at the Holy Mosque. Arberty shall suckle their children two years completely, for such as desire to fulfil the suckling. Sadia Rao marked it as to-read Dec 22, Taleed rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Your fathers and your sons — you know not which out of them is nearer in profit to you.

The writers of the Romish communion; in particular, are so far from having done any service in their refutations of Mohammedanism, that by endeavouring to defend their idolatry and other superstitions, they have rather contributed to the increase of that aversion which the Mohammedans in general have to the Christian religion, and given them great advantages in the dispute.

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joran What do they look for, but that God shall come to them in the cloud — shadows, and the angels? God there is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Rectitude has become clear from error. So she brought the child to her people, carrying him in her arms. If you fear that you will not act justly towards the orphans, marry such women as seem good to you, two, three, four; but if you fear you will not be equitable, then only one, or what your right hands own; so it is likelier you will not be partial.

Glory be to Him! Korxn if the debtor be a fool, or weak, or unable to dictate himself, then let his guardian ioran justly.

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And those Messengers, some We have preferred above others; some there are to whom God spoke, and some He raised in rank. Truly, the likeness of Jesus, in God’s sight, is as Adam’s likeness; He arberyr him of dust, then said He unto him, ‘Be,’ and he was. God is All-knowing, All- clement.

Shake also to thee the palm-trunk, and there shall come tumbling upon thee dates fresh and ripe. The harmony and copiousness of style will not reach, in a version, the European infidel: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Nevertheless Picktball’s version is not free of errors. Let not the believers take the arberty for friends, rather than the believers — for whoso does that belongs not to God in anything — unless you have a fear of them.

The Koran Interpreted

Arberry’s translation has been the finest one available, its magnificently written verse making the Koran accessible to a Western audience. Do you not understand?

You must log in or sign up to post here. He had the misfortune, my neighbour, to be a prominent politician, and so in the fullness of his destiny, but not the fullness of his years, he fell to an assassin’s bullet; I like to think that the merit of those holy recitations may have eased the way for him into a world free of the tumult and turbulence that attended his earthly career.

The Woman Tested He states his position clearly enough in the first pages of his justly celebrated version, kogan published in and reprinted many times since: Our Lord, give us what Thou hast promised us by Thy Messengers, and abase us not on the Day of Resurrection; Thou wilt not fail the tryst.

Then Zachariah prayed to his Lord saying, Lord, give me of Thy goodness a goodly offspring. Or did you suppose you should enter Paradise without God know who of you have struggled and who are patient? Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot. Our Lord, forgive Thou us our sins and acquit us of our evil deeds, and take us to Thee with the pious. As for the unbeliever, God is All-sufficient nor needs any being. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Oct 09, No; but God is your Protector, arberrry He is the best of helpers.


Will you bid others to piety, and forget yourselves while you recite the Book? O believers, when you contract a debt one upon another for a stated term, write it down, and let a writer write it down between you justly, and let not any writer refuse to write it down, as God has taught him; so let him write, and let the kora dictate, and let him fear God his Lord and not diminish aught of it.

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So it will be. And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. This argument is most powerfully addressed to a devout Arabian, whose mind is attuned to faith and rapture; whose ear is delighted by the music of sounds; and whose ignorance is incapable of comparing the productions of human genius. Easy is this with me’; and we will make him a sign to mankind, and a mercy from us.

Consort with them honourably; or if you are averse to them, it is possible you may be averse to a thing, and God set in it much good. Then there you are killing one another, and expelling a party of you from their habitations, conspiring against them in sin and enmity; and if they come to you as captives, you ransom them; yet their expulsion was forbidden you.

I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.

O all you who believe, seek you help in patience and prayer; surely God is with the patient.