The Qurʼan / a new translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem.

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New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of. eloquence. - ;'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.'.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
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Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 02, 2019).
  • The Life of Muhammad and the Historical Background
  • The Revelation of the Qur'an
  • The Compilation of the Qur'an
  • The Structure of the Qur'an: Suras and Ayas
  • Stylistic Features
  • Issues of Interpretation
  • A Short History of English Translations
  • This Translation
  • Map of Arabia at the Time of the Revelation
  • The Opening (Al-Fatiha)
  • The Cow (Al-Baqara)
  • The Family of 'Imran (Al-'Imran)
  • Women (Al-Nisa')
  • The Feast (Al-Ma'ida)
  • Livestock (Al-An'am)
  • The Heights (Al-A'raf)
  • Battle Gains (Al-Anfal)
  • Repentance (Al-Tawba)
  • Jonah (Yunus)
  • Hud (Hud)
  • Joseph (Yusuf)
  • Thunder (Al-Ra'd)
  • Abraham (Ibrahim)
  • Al-Hijr (Al-Hijr)
  • The Bee (Al-Nahl)
  • The Night Journey (Al-Isra')
  • The Cave (Al-Kahf)
  • Mary (Maryam)
  • Ta Ha (Ta Ha)
  • The Prophets (Al-Anbiya')
  • The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)
  • The Believers (Al-Mu'minun)
  • Light (Al-Nur)
  • The Differentiator (Al-Furqan)
  • The Poets (Al-Shu'ara')
  • The Ants (Al-Naml)
  • The Story (Al-Qasas)
  • The Spider (Al-'Ankabut)
  • The Byzantines (Al-Rum)
  • Luqman (Luqman)
  • Bowing down in Worship (Al-Sajda)
  • The Joint Forces (Al-Ahzab)
  • Sheba (Saba')
  • The Creator (Fatir)
  • Ya Sin (Ya Sin)
  • Ranged in Rows (Al-Saffat)
  • Sad (Sad)
  • The Throngs (Al-Zumar)
  • The Forgiver (Ghafir)
  • [Verses] Made Distinct (Fussilat)
  • Consultation (Al-Shura)
  • Ornaments of Gold (Al-Zukhruf)
  • Smoke (Al-Dukhan)
  • Kneeling (Al-Fathiya)
  • The Sand Dunes (Al-Ahqaf)
  • Muhammad (Muhammad)
  • Triumph (Al-Fath)
  • The Private Rooms (Al-Hujurat)
  • Qaf (Qaf)
  • Scattering [Winds] (Al-Dhariyat)
  • The Mountain (Al-Tur)
  • The Star (Al-Najm)
  • The Moon (Al-Qamar)
  • The Lord of Mercy (Al-Rahman)
  • That which is Coming (Al-Waqi'a)
  • Iron (Al-Hadid)
  • The Dispute (Al-Mujadala)
  • The Gathering [of Forces] (Al-Hashr)
  • Women Tested (Al-Mumtahana)
  • Solid Lines (Al-Saff)
  • The Day of Congregation (Al-Fumu'a)
  • The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqun)
  • Mutual Neglect (Al-Taghabun)
  • Divorce (Al-Talaq)
  • Prohibition (Al-Tahrim)
  • Control (Al-Mulk)
  • The Pen (Al-Qalam)
  • The Inevitable Hour (Al-Haqqa)
  • The Ways of Ascent (Al-Ma'arij)
  • Noah (Nuh)
  • The Jinn (Al-Finn)
  • Enfolded (Al-Muzzammil)
  • Wrapped in his Cloak (Al-Muddaththir)
  • The Resurrection (Al-Qiyama)
  • Man (Al-Insan)
  • [Winds] Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat)
  • The Announcement (Al-Naba')
  • The Forceful Chargers (Al-Nazi'at)
  • He Frowned ('Abasa)
  • Shrouded in Darkness (Al-Takwir)
  • Torn Apart (Al-Infitar)
  • Those who Give Short Measure (Al-Mutaffifin)
  • Ripped Apart (Al-Inshiqaq)
  • The Towering Constellations (Al-Buruj)
  • The Night-Comer (Al-Tariq)
  • The Most High (Al-A'la)
  • The Overwhelming Event (Al-Ghashiya)
  • Daybreak (Al-Fajr)
  • The City (Al-Balad)
  • The Sun (Al-Shams)
  • The Night (Al-Layl)
  • The Morning Brightness (Al-Duha)
  • Relief (Al-Sharh)
  • The Fig (Al-Tin)
  • The Clinging Form (Al-'Alaq)
  • The Night of Glory (Al-Qadr)
  • Clear Evidence (Al-Bayyina)
  • The Earthquake (Al-Zalzala)
  • The Charging Steeds (Al-'Adiyat)
  • The Crashing Blow (Al-Qari'a)
  • Striving for More (Al-Takathur)
  • The Declining Day (Al-'Asr)
  • The Backbiter (Al-Humaza)
  • The Elephant (Al-Fil)
  • Quraysh (Quraysh)
  • Common Kindnesses (Al-Ma'un)
  • Abundance (Al-Kawthar)
  • The Disbelievers (Al-Kafirun)
  • Help (Al-Nasr)
  • Palm Fibre (Al-Masad)
  • Purity [of Faith] (Al-Ikhlas)
  • Daybreak (Al-Falaq)
  • People (Al-Nas).
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