Translated by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur’an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam.
Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur’an, until now. This superb translation of the Qur’an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this great work’s eloquence.
Haleems introduction traces the history of the Qur’an, examines its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues related to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women. Clearly written and filled with helpful information and guidance, this brilliant translation is the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world.
502 pages. Softcover. 2008. $12.95. SPECIALS: 10 copies for $119.00; 100 copies for $1019.00. Please see the Product Options box above when ordering.