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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For a Muslim, the Koran is a pre- scriptive Revelation from God communicated
through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad during his mission in
Arabia in 610-632; it is also a spiritual and moral guide and the foundation of
social and ...
(Years of the Muslim calendar are followed by the letter H) A.D. 578 Birth of the
Prophet Muhammad in Mecca. His tribe is the Quraish and his clan, the
Hashemites. 612 Beginning of his public life in Mecca among his tribesmen, the
V. 19: Gabriel is an Envoy and the Prophets Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad are
Messengers. Some commentators erroneously attach the attributes of vv. 19-22
to the person of the Prophet Muhammad. V. 22: A defense of the Prophet ...
Stories about the predecessors of the Prophet Muhammad will become more and
more frequent in the coming Prophetic suras that will remind the reader that
history con- stantly repeats itself. 91. TH E S U N Meccan, 15 verses In the Name
V. 13: Muhammad is both Messenger (rasul) and Prophet (nabi). A Messenger
transmits God's Revelation. All the Prophets from Adam to Muhammad have
carried divine Messages. Thus, Adam was a Prophet: he talked to God and
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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