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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Ar-Rahman and ar-Rahim are two of God's names, derived from rahma (mercy).
The former may denote the source of mercy on earth, and the latter the source of
mercy in the spiritual realm. The Names of God are capitalized, in contrast to His
When introduced by “Say,” God's words are addressed to the Prophet himself,
though he is called by name only five times; otherwise they are addressed to the
people at large. The “Say passages” need not be connected to any definite time
The Koran does not specify what was the religion of these cultures; pre- sumably,
they were followers of God-fearing people, called the hanifs. ... ABUNDANCE
Meccan, 3 verses In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful! 111.
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
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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