The Koran Handbook: An Annotated Translation
"This complete yet accessible translation of the Koran is designed as a teaching tool to explain in an analytical fashion the creed of nearly one billion people. Based on the most moderate Sunni tradition, it includes factual descriptions of Shi'ism, Sufism and other important distinctions."--Provided by publisher.
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ESCHATOLOGY AND APOCALYPSIS Longer than the preceding ones, but still
highly emotional in content, the eighteen suras of this group dramatize the fate of
man during and after the “inevitable” Day of Judgment. Descriptions of Hell and ...
V. 11: Soon the descriptions of Hell and Paradise will be amplified with vivid
details. Hell is “the Fire,” and Paradise is “the Garden,” or “the Gardens under
which the rivers flow.” According to Arabic lore, the Fire in Hell has seven layers:
V. 3: The inmates of Hell will be dragging heavy chains (S.73:12). Note that
according to the Christian belief, sinners will be tormented in the presence of the
Lamb (Rev. 14:9-10). V. 6: Dari' — a bitter plant. The images of suffering in Hell
The mercy of God being unlimited, it could extend to Hell, a part of His Creation.
Then the Muslim Hell is more like the Catholic Purgatory than the traditional
Christian Hell. “Every- thing shall disappear, only the Countenance of you Lord
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This is the unique expression and lifework of Egyptian-born Starkovsky, who is fluent in five languages and has researched the Koran in at least 30 different translations. He emphasizes the importance ... Read full review
This is a dangerous translation and is not in keeping with important classical Arabic terminology or the traditional understanding of the most basic of word meanings. In modern Quranic translation, it critical to have sound academic oversight and consideration, this version needs to be fully vetted by qualified senior scholars before anyone gives it any consideration. Stay away from it.
VII Fighting in the Way of God
List of Arabic Words and Names in this Translation
List of the Suras as They Appear in this Book
List of the Suras from S1 to S114