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Koran, The (with Parallel Arabic Text)

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Universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as revealed to Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago, the Koran still provides the rules of conduct fundamental to the Arab way of life.

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Publisher's Synopsis

N. J. Dawood's masterly translation, first published in the mid-1950s and now completely revised in the light of a life-long study of the language and style of the Koran, presents the English reader with a clear, fluent and authoritative rendering, while fully reflecting the characteristic flavour and rhythm of the original.

The present edition follows the original sequence of the Koranic suras and is accompanied by a comprehensive index and a parallel Arabic text.

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"The only version, if you want to know in English what the Koran actually says... This contemporary but poetic version is essential reading for any non-Muslim who wants to understand our modern world, and its gnarled ancient roots."     ~The Times

Excerpt

"Thereupon she pointed to him. They said, 'How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?' Jesus said, 'I am a servant of ALLAH. HE has given me the Book, and has made me a Prophet; 'And HE has made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me Prayer and almsgiving so long as I live; 'And HE has made me dutiful towards my mother, and has not made me arrogant and graceless; 'And peace was on me the day I was born, and peace will be on me the day I shall die, and the day I shall be raised up to life again.' That was Jesus, son of Mary. This is a statement of the truth concerning which they entertain doubt."      ~Qur'an, Surah 19:30-35

Author Muhammad
Translator Dawood, N. J.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 614 pp.
Publisher Penguin Books 1998
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