the month of Ramadan, wherein the Koran was sent down to be a guidance to the people, and as clear signs of the Guidance and the Salvation. So let those . The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . “The Koran Interpreted” is universally recognized as not only the most authoritative Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo.

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And eat and drink, until the white thread shows clearly to you from the black thread at the dawn; then complete the Fast unto the night, and do not lie with them while you cleave to the mosques.

And if you are in doubt concerning that We have sent down on Our servant, then bring a sura like it, and call your witnesses, apart from God, if you are truthful.

Decked out fair to men is the love of lusts — women, children, heaped-up heaps of gold and silver, horses of mark, cattle and tillage. To ask other readers questions about The Koran Interpretedplease sign up. And they ran to get one before the other to the door; and she rent his inner garment behind. What, will you take it by way of calumny and manifest sin? He answered, God forbid!

Grace marked it as to-read Dec 17, Being based tue a text lithographed in Turkey, it follows a numeration of the verses frequently differing from that adopted by Fluegel; this gives rise to not a little confusion. But as I am trying in this interpretation to indicate what Muslims of all ages have known as their sacred book, and not how a handful of European scholars have latterly essayed to recast it, I have followed the arrangement for all its admitted perplexities.


He published some twenty books in Islamic studies during his lifetime, many dealing with mysticism and poetry. Moreover if thou see any man, and he question thee, say, Verily, I have vowed a fast unto the Merciful; wherefore I will by no means speak to a man this day.

A few bold spirits have ventured on occasion to show this feature by rhyming their translations; the resulting products have not been very impressive.

He said, ‘Behold, I make you a leader for the people. Good to read if you have the time, but the first two thirds don’t have as much in them compared to the last third that’s in chronological order, not the collected order.

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God is aware of the things you do. No other rendering was in the hands of Edward Gibbon arbeery he wrote: Simon and SchusterDec 11, – Religion – pages.

Arberry Since its first publication inthe interpretation by A. And do not confound the truth with vanity, and do not conceal the truth wittingly. And do thou know that God is All-mighty, All-wise. And those firmly rooted in knowledge say, ‘We believe in it; all is from our Lord’; yet none remembers, but men possessed of minds.

No soul is charged save to its capacity; a mother shall not be pressed for her child, neither a father for his child. This is from your own selves; surely God is powerful over everything. A new vista opens up; following this hitherto unsuspected and unexplored path, the eager interpreter hurries forward upon an exciting journey of discovery, and is impatient to report his findings to a largely indifferent and incredulous public.

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As for those who disbelieve in God’s signs, for them awaits a terrible chastisement; God is All-mighty, Vengeful. And God with Him is the fairest reward.


My review of The Koran is based upon the book as literature, not scripture. They said, “O Mary!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And when We delivered you from the folk of Pharaoh who were visiting you with evil chastisement, slaughtering your sons, and sparing your women; and in that was a grievous trial from your Lord. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Arberry Simon and SchusterDec 11, – Religion – pages 1 Review No other book ever written, with the possible exception of the Bible, has so dramatically influenced the course of civilization as the Koran.

The Qur’an – a new translation introduction. To the men a share of what and kinsmen leave, and to the women a share of what parents and kinsmen leave, whether it be little or much, a share apportioned; and when the division is attended by kinsmen and orphans and the poor, make provision for them out of it, and speak to them honourable words. The more insight we obtain, from undoubted historical sources, into the actual character of Muhammad, the less reason do we find to justify the strong vituperative language poured out upon his head by ‘Maracci, Prideaux, and others, in recent days, one aberry whom has found, in the Byzantine “Maometis”, the number of the Beast!

He states his position clearly enough in the first pages of his justly celebrated version, first published in thf reprinted many times since: Why, whensoever they have made a covenant, does a party of them reject it?

Rodwell gives the following justification of this somewhat arbitrary procedure: