Al-Qur'an

ISBN 13: 9780691020464

Al-Qur'an

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This English translation of the Qur'an was first published in 1984 in Karachi, Pakistan. Ahmed Ali, the distinguished Pakistani novelist, diplomat, and poet, presents the Muslims' Holy Book in a bilingual edition. Available for the first time in paperback, the translation renders the original in a contemporary and accessible voice.


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In one of the most popular English versions of the Qur'an, Ahmed Ali has succeeded in bringing all of the subtlety, depth, and spiritual power of Islam into his translation of this peerless scripture. Without distorting the English, Ali, a highly regarded author in his own right, renders the poetry of the original Arabic into lines of elegance and rhythm. And not wanting to leave the reader with a false belief in the ability of one language to fully capture another, Ali retains the Arabic side by side with the English, exhorts the reader to refer to it, and offers explanatory notes where necessary. For the curious, the convert, or the devout, Ahmed Ali's Al-Qur'an will bring all readers closer to the glory of God. --Brian Bruya

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"Ahmed Ali's work is clear, direct, and elegant--a combination of stylistic virtues almost never found in translations of the Qur'an. His is the best I have read. Furthermore, I found the Arabic in the margin to be extremely attractive."--F. E. Peters, New York University


"This translation of the Qur'an aims at doing something new--it seeks to bring out the original rhythms of the Quranic language and the cadences. It also departs from traditional translations in that it gives more refined and differentiated shades of important concepts."--Fazlur Rahman, University of Chicago


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