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 available translations of the Koran into European languages range from
literal (and incoherent) transcriptions to elaborate (and often imaginative) adapta-
tions. The first Latin translation of the Koran was made by Robertus Retenensis in
(AH): Abdel Haleem, M.A.S., The Qur'an. A New Trans- lation , Oxford University
Press, USA, 2004, 464 pp. with very few notes. (AJA): Arberry, ArthurJ., The
Koran Interpreted , George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1955 in two volumes, and
(MMA): Maulana Mohammed Ali, The Holy Qur'an Ahmadiyyah Anjuman Isha'at
Islam, Lahore, Inc. USA, Columbus, OH. First edition in 1917 with subsequent
editions, 1995, 1256 pp; 2002, 1324 pp. Russian edition available. Bilingual with
(TC2): Cleary, Thomas, The Qur'an. A New Translation . Starlatch Press, USA,
2004, 301 pp. without notes. (TSh): Shumovsky, Teodor, The Holy Koran. A
poetical translation , Moscow, St. Petersburg (in Russian), Dilia Publishing, 2001,
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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