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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In this text, long verses are broken into different themes or ideas by means of
skipped lines that divide the text into paragraphs, thus helping to understand
complex suras. For example, in this sura the oath is made into a separate
T H E F I G Meccan, 8 verses In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
Merciful! 1* [I swear] by the fig and the olive, 2. and Mount Sinai, 3* and this safe
city! 4. We have created man in the best shape. 5. Then We will make him the
lowest of ...
V. 3: Abu Lahab means “Father of Flame,” so that this verse echoes his name and
suggests his hellish nature. Because Abu Lahab died after ... THE PALM FIBER
Meccan, 5 verses In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful! 104.
The slanderer of the first verse is probably the same Abu Lahab as in the
preceding sura. Like SS. 100 and 92, S.104 condemns the wealthy Meccans for
their stinginess. 1. Woe to the slanderer and backbiter 2. who amasses wealth,
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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