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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... cohesive religious and political forces in modern history. The Prophet
Muhammad (May God accept his prayers and grant him peace! ó a greeting that
traditionally follows his name) was a merchant of the prominent Meccan tribe of
The Meccan shrines were managed by the Hashemite clan of the Quraish tribe,
for which guarding and maintaining them was a lucrative business. Since the
economic prosperity of this clan depended on the support received from different
His tribe is the Quraish and his clan, the Hashemites. 612 Beginning of his public
life in Mecca among his tribesmen, the Quraish. 622 The hijra: emigration of the
Prophet to Yathrib, soon to be renamed Medina. The beginning of the Muslim ...
The Prophet belonged to the tribe of Quraish, which ruled over Mecca and its
vicinity. However, most of Muhammad's relatives were hostile to Islam till 630 (8
H). In this short sura the Prophet wishes success to his tribesmen. 1* For the
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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