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Published: 15 June 2008

502 Pages | one map

ISBN: 9780199535958

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The Qur'an

Translated by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

Oxford World's Classics

  • A major new translation of the supreme authority in Islam, published at a time of intense interest in the Islamic religion and the Muslim world.
  • The translation is accurate, easy to read and free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar most existing translations.
  • Includes features such as: dialogue addressed to the Prophet is identified to avoid confusion; paragraphing and punctuation have been added to assist meaning and sentence structure; and the beginning of each verse is marked in small superscript type in order not to interrupt the flow or distract the reader.
  • The introduction offers a brief history of the revelation and compilation of the Qur'an, its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues of interpretation in relation to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women.
  • Provides notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions and cross-referencing within the Qur'an.
  • Concludes with an index that arranges Qur'anic material into topics for easy reference.

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