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 first part of this two-part sura is an eloquent appeal to the people to save their
souls. The second part ... and what spread it forth, 7. and the soul and what set
her up 8. and enlightened her about corruption and devotion! 9* Successful will ...
As the life of the soul after death is outside of our perception of time and space,
the question about the whereabouts of the soul between death andJudgment is
purely rhetorical and has no answer. V. 19: “Prostrate yourself”: bend forward
When [his soul] arises to the collar bone, 27. and a wizard is summoned [to help],
28. then he will realize that parting time has come. 29* With his legs pressed
together, 30. on that Day he shall be driven to your Lord! 31* He gave no alms
Did the first Creation exhaust Us? 16* Indeed, We have created man, and We
know what his soul whispers to him. Indeed, We are closer to him than his jugular
vein! 17* When the two Receiving [Angels] will sit to his right and to his left, 18*
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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