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 Koran consists of 114 chapters or “suras” varying in length from three to 286
verses, totaling 6244 verses. Only a few suras cover just one topic; most of the
others are highly complex and contain re-statements and illustrations of
I. THE FOUNDATION OF ISLAMIC BELIEF Short and early, these thirty-four suras
establish the tenets of the Muslim faith. They stand out by their highly emotional
content and poetic form. The verses are compact and incisive, and carry direct ...
Joseph is the only personage to whom a whole lengthy sura is devoted. The two
... Man is a passive bystander in the apocalyptic events, but in the seventeen
prophetic suras he is an actor participating in debates and confrontations. The
SURA 104 THE SLANDERER. The slanderer of the first verse is probably the
same Abu Lahab as in the preceding sura. Like SS. 100 and ... The early suras of
the Koran accentuate God's justice and their tone is sharp and stern. In later
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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