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     Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author(s): Ahmed Ali

This bilingual edition of the Qur'an, the Holy Book of Islam, was first published in the United States in 1988. Ahmed Ali, the distinguished Pakistani novelist, poet, critic, and diplomat, presents this elegant and poetic translation in a contemporary and living voice. On each page, the original Arabic and the translated English sit side by side, encouraging the reader to draw from both texts. Professor Ali also includes notes where necessary, providing the full meaning of each word and phrase. This accessible volume is truly essential for both scholars and followers of Islam.



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     English Translation of the Meaning of Al-Qur'an: The Guidance for Mankind (English Only)
Publisher: Institute of Islamic Knowledge
Author(s): Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik

Al-Qur'an, the Guidance for mankind, is a unique translation of the Holy Qur'an in contemporary American English. It includes the Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, his mission as a Prophet, his ranking as in the human history. Text is paragraphed by theme and theme is written in the margins on each page for easy reference. Its features include - (1) Field Testing the Communication of Divine Message: The unique feature of this translation is its field testing for over 3 1/2 years to improve the communication and understanding of the Divine Message. Translation passages were given to the New Muslim and Non-Muslim high school and college students for reading under the supervision of various Ulema (scholars). After reading, the person was asked to explain as to what he/she understood from the passage. If his/her understanding was the same as is in the Arabic Text of the Holy Qur'an then we concluded that we have been successful in conveying the Divine Message properly. If his/her understanding was different than what the Qur'anic verses were stating, we kept on rewording the translation until those verses were understood properly. It was tremendous patience on part of the participants. May Allah reward them all. (2) Simplicity: In this translation Simple Language and Direct Approach is used for appealing to the common sense of scholars and common people. (3) Understandability: There are no foot notes to refer and no commentary or lengthy explanations to read. All necessary explanations have been incorporated right there in the text with italic type setting to differentiate from the translation of the meanings of Qur'anic Arabic Text. (4) Outline of Pertinent Information: Before the start of each Srah, information relating to its Period of Revelation, Major Issues, Divine Laws and Guidance has been presented as an outline. Then a summary of the preceding events has been tabulated for the reader to understand the histo! rical background to grasp the full meaning of the Divine Message. (5) Reviews, Input and Approvals: This project was started in 1991 and initial draft completed in 1994. Then the Translation was sent to different Ulema (Scholars) in Town and throughout United States for their review and input. After their reviews and input it was sent to Jme Al-Azhar Al-Sharif in Egypt, Ummal Qur in Saudi Arabia and International Islamic University in Pakistan for their review, input and approval. This translation was published after their reviews and approvals.

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     A Perspective on the Signs of Al-Quran: Through the prism of the heart
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Author(s): Saeed Malik

Unique amongst contemporary works on the Quran, Malik's "Perspective on the Signs of al-Quran: through the prism of the heart" lives up to its title! It is clear in every page of this brilliant work that it was written from a heart-felt perspective. A must read for every student of life, love, spirituality and of course the Quran.

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     Ulum al Qur'an: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an (Koran)
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation
Author(s): Ahmad Von Denffer

This classic and popular introduction to the sciences developed to interpret and understand Islam's holy book is ideal for all serious students of the Koran. Precise, yet comprehensive, it covers the traditional disciplines, including the meaning and contexts of revelation, the history and transmission of the text, and exegesis, as well as more contemporary topics like the recording of the Koran, the history of Orientalist approaches, and a survey of translations. It ends with a guide for the correct recitation of, and etiquette toward, the Koran.

Chapter 1: The Qur'an and Revelation
Chapter 2: Transmission of the Qur'anic Revelation
Chapter 3: The Qur'an in Manuscript and Print
Chapter 4: Form, Language and Style
Chapter 5: Understanding the Text
Chapter 6: Interpreting the Text
Chapter 7: Some Related Issues
Chapter 8: Reading and Studying the Qur'an

Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamics and Social Anthropology at the Universty of Mainz, where he also attended additional courses in the Department of Missiology. His special interests include Christian-Muslim relations. He has made a number of contributions to scholarly journals and has several publications to his credit. He joined the Islamic Foundation as Research Fellow in 1978 and is presently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich.



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     The Kindle Qur'an | Kindle Koran | Kindle Quran | Kindle Al-Qur'an (Definitive English Edition) Complete and Unabridged With Full Color Reproductions of ... Moslem | Qur'an | Koran | Quran | Al-Qur'an)
Publisher: Islamic Studies Press
Author(s): Allah, God, Muhammed, Mohammed

ILLUSTRATED AND ANNOTATED:

* Contains Full Color Reproductions of Arabic Manuscripts
* Contains additional materials providing historical context


OVERVIEW OF THE QUR'AN:

The Qur?an (literally ?the recitation? also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Kuran, Koran, Qur??n, Coran or al-Qur??n), ) is the fundamental religious text of Islam. Widely regarded as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language, the Qur?an serves as the verbal divine guidance and moral direction for mankind for hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world.

The text of the Qur?an consists of 114 chapters of varying lengths, each known as a sura. Chapters are classed as Meccan or Medinan, depending on when (before or after Hijra) the verses were revealed. Chapter titles are derived from a name or quality discussed in the text, or from the first letters or words of the sura. Muslims believe that Muhammad, on God's command, gave the chapters their names.


THE KINDLE QUR'AN: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION

The Kindle Qur'an: Definitive Edition contains the complete and unabridged English version of the Qur'an. It contains special Amazon Kindle enabled features such as interactive table of contents, DirectLink(tm) Technology, text-to-speech capabilities which enable audiobook features, as well as words that can be looked up on the Kindle supplied built in dictionary.


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     Tafsir Al-Tustari (Great Commentaries of the Holy Qur'an) (v. 4)
Publisher: Fons Vitae
Author(s): Sahl ibn 'Abd Allah al-Tustari

A collection of�the long-unavailable tafasir, or�commentaries on the Qur'an, which help to properly explain and contextualize the revelation, this series aims to make leading exegetical works?in translation, unabridged, and faithful to the letter and meaning of the Arabic?widely available�for study and research.
The earliest surviving Sufi commentary on the Qur'an, this�record is not only one of the few authenticated works in Tustari's name but is also a�key source for understanding the mystical thought and teachings of this important and influential Sufi. In addition to insights into the spiritual significance of almost 1,000 verses of the Qur'an, this commentary, presented in complete English translation for the first time,�includes numerous references to traditions of the Prophet, explanations of the ethical and mystical dimensions of the religious life, stories of the prophets, and anecdotes about earlier mystics. Generously augmented with explanatory footnotes throughout, the book will provide readers with an invaluable introduction to the Sufi tradition of Qur'anic interpretation and acquaint them with spiritual doctrines fundamental to the later development of Sufism.


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     Tajweed Qur'an (Whole Qur'an, With English Translation, With Zipper)
Publisher: Dar Al Marifah
Author(s): Dar Al Marifah (Publisher not Author)

This copy of the Holy Qur'an clarifies its words and meanings by providing detailed explanations in the margins of the text. In this Mus-haf, letters related to the Tajweed rules are distinguished within the text by the use of colors indicating areas of slow recitation. This technique helps simplify the rules of recitation for the reader in order to encourage and facilitate correct Qur'anic recitation. This specific copy comes with Arabic and English Transliteration text.

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     The Qur'an: Text, Translation & Commentary (English and Arabic Edition)
Publisher: Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an
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Containing the full Arabic text of the Qur'an, an accompanying English translation, and extensive commentary, this is a compilation of the Muslim faith's Final Revelation from God to mankind through the last Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon Him. The Qur'an has a wealth of information--both worldly wisdom and intellectual concepts--providing a code of life for humankind generally and Muslims in particular. Indeed, the Qur'an's miracle lies in its ability to offer something to non-believers and everything to believers. This elegantly-packaged edition includes a ribbon marker and is fully indexed.


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     Tajweed Qur'an (Whole Qur'an, With Russian Translation) (Russian Edition)
Publisher: Dar Al Maarifah
Author(s): Dar Al Marifah (Publisher not Author), Translated by Iman Valiria Borokhova

Reading several pages of the Qur'an with al-tajweed makes the process of improving recitation of the Qur'an impulsive, plus makes achieving the required benefit easier for teachers and students.

This Qur'an comes in more than 80 different forms, shapes, and sizes. It is available with several different readings, all of which maintain the same positions of words and font type, Al-Nasekh. It also comes in six foreign languages with translation. This specific copy comes with Arabic and Rusian text.

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     Quran: A Reformist Translation (Koran, Kuran in Modern English)
Publisher: Brainbow Press
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? The Reformist Translation of the Quran offers a non-sexist and non-sectarian understanding of the divine text; it is the result of collaboration between three translators, two men and a woman. ? It explicitly rejects the authority of the clergy to determine the likely meaning of disputed passages. ? It uses logic and the language of the Quran itself as the ultimate authority in determining likely meanings, rather than ancient scholarly interpretations rooted in patriarchal hierarchies. ? It offers extensive cross-referencing to the Bible and provides arguments on numerous philosophical and scientific issues. ? It is God's message for those who prefer reason over blind faith, for those who seek peace and ultimate freedom by submitting themselves to the Truth alone. "A bold and beautiful translation that serves as a timely reminder to all believers that the Qur'an is not a static scripture, but a living, breathing, ever-evolving text whose sacred words are as applicable today as when they were first uttered by the Prophet Muhammad fourteen centuries ago." - Reza Aslan, PhD., CBS News Consult-ant; Author, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. "A testament to the fact that faith need not suffocate reason. This is bound to be among the smartest of 'smart bombs' in the battle of ideas within Islam." - Irshad Manji, Fellow, Yale University and author, The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith. "I completely agree with you in your rejection of the right of any group to arrogate to themselves the sole interpretation of the Quran.... Your effort is praiseworthy. Well done. Keep it up." - Kassim Ahmad, former president of Malaysian Socialist Party and head of Malaysian Quranic Society who was declared "apostate" by religious authorities for his controversial work on the Prophetic Traditions. "This translation is the best tool for those who want to understand the uncorrupted Message of Islam - justice and peace. This translation shows that the Quran is but the confirmation and continuation of God's system memorialized through Abraham, demonstrated in Torah through numerous prophets, and in the Hebrew Gospel through Ye-shu'a/Jesus, the righteous of God. This translation is a message of peace, justice and judgment..." - Gershom Kibrisli, theologian and communal leader, The Karaim of the Early Hebrew Scriptures, Holy Land & Benelux. "This Reformist Translation of the Quran and its ancillary materials should begin many conversations, between and among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In many parts of the Muslim world this is a dangerous discussion, and sometimes that danger can reach well into the West, as evidenced by the 1990 fatwa-inspired murder of Rashad Khalifa in Tucson, Arizona. It is an important discussion, however, and the editors of this book have assumed this risk to argue for a perspective that sets violence aside both in discourse and living. One can imagine that a broader adoption of their perspective across the Muslim world would reduce strife and invite greater examination of Islam by non-Muslims as something other than a threat. It would expand the conversation." - Mark V Sykes Ph.D. J.D. Director, Planetary Science Institute. "Very Interesting and Timely" - Riffat Hassan, Ph.D. Professor of Religious Studies and Humanities at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. A pioneer of feminist theology in the context of the Islamic tradition. "Quran: A Reformist Translation is also unique because it is the product of collaboration between two key figures in the pre-sent-day Qur'anist movement: Edip Yuksel and Layth Saleh al-Shaiban." - Aisha Y. Musa, PhD, Professor of Islamic Studies, Florida International University; author of An Examination of Early and Contemporary Muslim Attitudes toward Hadith as Scripture (Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University, 2004).

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     Dua A Definitive Collection of Supplications from Al-Quran
Publisher: Alizarin House
Author(s): Sultan Burhanuddin

Du'a, A Definitive Collection of Supplications from Al-Qur'an is the book to have to accompany you after your five daily salat and even on your daily activities. Included are the finest du'a(s) made by Prophets and believers, mentioned in the Qur'an, that have obtained heaven.

You will find many supplications that is applicable to your daily life, such as leaving home, before riding your transportation, if you are overwhelmed with problems or troubles, and many more. The collection of du'a is in Arabic, transliteration, and English translation that is organized in a sequence for you to conveniently make after salat, or from waking up, to making du'a before you sleep at night.

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     Spiritual Gems: The Mystical Qur'an Commentary Ascribed by the Sufis to Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (d. 148/765) (The Fons Vitae Qur'anic Commentary Series)
Publisher: Fons Vitae
Author(s): Ja'far al-Sadiq

The Arabic follows the text of Paul Nwyia's edition, including the lack of markings on the Arabic text of the Qur'an, per the request of the translator. Paul Nwyia came from a generation of scholars who subscribed to the notion that all the text in a manuscript, including Qur'anic passages, should match the manuscript text exactly. The majority of modern scholars in the field, however, no longer hold this view; rather, they believe that tafsir scholars would not have objected to the later addition of diacritical marks to the Qur'anic text as necessary, and in fact, would have expected this to be done. This is because they did not consider the Qur'anic passages as part of their own work; these passages could then be altered according to the received text of the Qur'an. The evidence for this view can be found in a number of texts on manuscript editing.


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     The Noble Qur'an: The English Translation of the Meanings and Commentary
Publisher: King Fahd Complex
Author(s): Muhammand Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Bound in blue heavily gilt decorated cloth, with silk bookmark

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     Noble Quran (Medium Size 5x7'')
Publisher: DARUSSALAM
Author(s): Dr. Muhsin Khan, Dr. Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali

The Noble Qur'an summarized in one volume by: Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali (click on names for biography) Interpretation of the meanings of the Noble Qur'an with Arabic text in the modern English language. A summarized version of At-Tabari, Al-Qurtubi and Ibn Kathir with comments from Sahih Al-Bukhari. This 1 volume summarized version offers brief commentary and Ahadith wherever necessary. This unique combination of commentary and relevant Ahadith makes this a very useful study reference tool. The Arabic text is taken from Mushaf al Madinah

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     The Unchallengeable Miracles of the Quran
Publisher: Dar-us-Salam Publications
Author(s): Yusuf Al-Hajj Ahmad

The Unchallengeable Miracles of the Quran

The Qur'an is a book of guidance for all of humanity, and Allah has promised that He will preserve it in its original pristine form until the Day of Judgment. The inimitable style of the Qur'aan and the superior wisdom in it are definitive evidences that it is the Word of God. Besides, the Qur'an has many miraculous verses proving that it is undoubtedly a revelation from God and not the work of a human.

Although the Qur'an is not just a book of science, it clearly states a number of scientific truths that were uncovered only with the help of modern technology in the 20th century. How can we explain the numerous scientific facts mentioned in its verses over 1400 years ago?

Time after time, respected scientists and renowned experts from all over the world, upon studying the verses of the Qur'an (Quraan) have had no other choice but to acknowledge that there were no means of knowing these scientific facts 1400 years ago. The only way they could have reached us is through revelation: proving that the Qur'an is the word of God.

Just as scientists and researchers are fascinated by the wealth of knowledge and depth of meaning carried in the verses of the Qur'an (Koran/Coran), modern readers too will find a great deal of benefit in the amazing information and insight offered by this book.



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     Quran Made Easy: Complete English Translation with Inline Commentary
Publisher: Electronic Dawah Institute
Author(s): Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias

Quran Made Easy is a modern, easy to understand english translation of the Holy Quran with inline commentary. This is the only english language translation that includes translation and inline commentary. The language is simple and easy to understand and unlike other translations leaves no room for ambiguity and misunderstanding. The work is a recent project and does not use "old" english or difficult to understand words.

This is the complete english version which includes all 30 sections of the Quran as well as the inline commentary and introduction to the Quran.

Translators foreword:

In preparing this translation of The Quraan, the dilemma was whether to use very ornate and elegant language which could compromise clear understanding for most people or to use a simple and clear style of language. Because the intention was to make The Quraan clear to every person, the second style was chosen, even though it may at times lack the dignity and lofty tone. It was also chosen because thousands of English-speaking people who are not very proficient in the language found the lofty language of other translations difficult to understand. This translation caters for their needs by providing where necessary synonyms between brackets. It is the language of only the Divine that can combine exceptional eloquence and ease of understanding.

Unlike in previous translations, footnotes are not used in this translation. Rather the explanations which have been given between brackets, serve multiple purposes. Firstly, they save the reader the need to look for the corresponding footnote which often hampers one's train of thought and understanding. Secondly, the explanations enhance the meaning of a verse by adding text which is often hidden. This is especially necessary in a translation of the Quraan because the Arabic text is extremely compact and rich in meaning, and to render the same meaning in another language requires the use of many more words. By using words between brackets, the essential text of The Quraan is not confused with the additional words that are required to promote understanding.

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     Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) Side-by-Side
Publisher: Flying Chipmunk Publishing
Author(s): Hafiz Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall, Muhammad Habib Shakir

For the first time, in one, book, are the three most popular English translations of the Qur?an: the ones by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Marmaduke Pickthall, and Muhammad Habib Shakir. Two of them, Abdullah Yusuf Ali and Muhammad Habib Shakir are Arabic scholars

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     Sufi Master and Qur'an Scholar: Ab ul-Qasim al-Qushayr i and the Lata'if al-Ish ar at (Qur'anic Studies Series)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author(s): Martin Nguyen

This book is the first extensive examination of the medieval Qur'an commentary known as the Lata'if al-isharat and the first critical biography of its author, the famous spiritual master Abu al-Qasim al-Qushayri. Written in 5th/11th century Nishapur, an intellectual and cultural crossroads of the Muslim world, the Lata'if al-isharat has endured down through the centuries as an important work of Sufi exegesis. A mystical vision of reality is taught through its line-by-line treatment of the Qur'an as its author was writing as both a Sufi teacher and scholar. This study fully investigates al-Qushayri's life and historical horizon and carefully analyses the structure and method of the commentary. The primary aim of the book is to draw greater attention to the other traditions of exegesis that inform the Sufi approach of the Lata'if al-isharat, an understudied feature of many Sufi commentaries in general. In the case of this commentary, scholarly and pedagogical concerns for language, prophetic sayings, law and theology are interwoven into al-Qushayri's overarching mystical exegesis. Other important aspects of the author's intellectual identity and education clearly influenced the formation of al-Qushayri's Sufi worldview and as a consequence his interpretation of God's word. By delineating these other traditions of exegesis mentioned in al-Qushayri's biography and embedded in his Lata'if al-isharat, we can better appreciate how he and his commentary were part of a wider Sunni historical heritage in addition to the developing Sufi tradition.

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     Jesus and Muhammad: Profound Differences and Surprising Similarities
Publisher: Charisma House
Author(s): Mark A. Gabriel

Finally, the truth...about Jesus and Muhammad This provocative book presents a factual analysis of the two most influential men of all time-Jesus, the founder of Christianity, with 2 billion adherents, and Muhammad, the founder of Islam, with 1.3 billion followers. Dr. Mark A. Gabriel allows you to walk side by side with Jesus and Muhammad from their births to their deaths. You will discover that both were prophesied over as children, endorsed by their cousins, rejected by their hometowns, and assisted by twelve disciples. With an understanding of their biographies, you are prepared to compare their teachings, including:
  • How they described themselves
  • How they responded to challenges from Jews
  • The healings and miracles they performed
  • Guidelines for acceptable prayer
  • When to fight an enemy
  • What they taught about women
Dr. Gabriel's balanced historical comparison will shatter false images and give you new insight into the influence of Jesus and Muhammad in the world today.



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     Holy Quran
Publisher: Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore USA
Author(s): Maulana Muhammad Ali

he Holy Qur'an EBook version
English Translation and Commentary
? Detailed commentary with extensive references to standard authorities, both classical and modern
? Comprehensive introduction deals with Islamic teachings and the collection and arrangement of the Holy Qur'an
? Extensive Index

Reviews

"There is no other translation or commentary of the Holy Qur'an in the English Language to compete with Maulvi Muhammad Ali's Masterpiece."
? Al-Haj Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar, translator of the Holy Qur'an

"To deny the excellence of Maulvi Muhammad Ali's translation, the influence for good it has exercised and its proselytizing utility would be to deny the existence of the light of the sun."
? Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi, leader of Orthodox Muslim opinion in India)

...has all the merits of what is desired in a translation."
? The Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam, Lahore, Pakistan

"...By far the best text currently available in the English language...incontestably one of the finest interpretations of the scared scripture of Islam. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this translation to students and others seeking to understand the essence and epitome of the Quranic message."
? Prof. T. Hargery, Director, African Studies, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville

"...an austerely faithful translation in English...based on a close study of commentaries of the Qur' an -- the work of my learned name-sake Maulvi Muhammad Ali of Lahore...The translation and the notes...all demonstrate the labour of love and devoted zeal."
? Late Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar of "The Comrade"

"It is certainly a work of which any scholar might legitimately be proud."
? The Quest, London

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