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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The Names of God are capitalized, in contrast to His attributes, for example, The
Merciful; He is merciful. ... with the initials of the translators as they appear in the
Bibliography: In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate (RB).
The name ofthis sura, “Abundance,” has the mys- tical sense of Wisdom,
Knowledge, and Truth that had been given to the Prophet Muhammad at the
beginning of his mission. 1* We have granted you Abundance. 2* So pray to your
Lord and ...
Apart from Abu Lahab, the only contemporary of the Prophet mentioned in the
Koran by name or nickname is his adopted son Zeid (S.33:37). V. 3: Abu Lahab
means “Father of Flame,” so that this verse echoes his name and suggests his ...
Paradise is frequently called “Gardens” or “Garden.” V. 14: God's Names such as
the Merciful, the Almighty, and the Compassionate are all in the superlative
degree. There are 100 of them, including the Name Allah. In Arabic these Names
... him and gave him a shape. 39. He made him as a pair, male and female. 40.
Then is [God] unable to revive the dead? V. 2: The Koran speaks of three steps in
the growth of the soul (nafs), each with its own name: the untamed soul driven to
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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