The Koran Handbook: An Annotated Translation

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Algora Publishing, 2005 - 544 pages
"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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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

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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. 


I The Foundation of Islamic Belief
II Eschatology and Apocalypsis
III Stories about the Prophets
IV Attitude Toward the Other Religions
V Doxologies
VI Legal Matters
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

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Page 47 - And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Page 345 - And he said unto them: Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them.
Page 81 - Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
Page 458 - We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts : knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Page 275 - Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
Page 187 - And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal...
Page 72 - Praise ye the LORD. PSALM 136 OGIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Page 59 - And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
Page 279 - That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been ; and God requireth that which is past.
Page 3 - OUR FATHER," WHICH CHRIST TAUGHT Our Father who art in heaven. 1. Hallowed be Thy name. 2. Thy kingdom come. 3. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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