Buy The Koran Interpreted: A Translation 1st Touchstone Ed by Arthur J. Arberry ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. Arthur John Arberry FBA was a respected British orientalist. A prolific scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the.

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As for the unbelievers who cry lies to Our signs, those shall be the inhabitants of the Arberty, therein dwelling forever. So God makes clear the signs to you; haply you will reflect.

The quasi-verse form, with its unfettered arbeery irregular rhythmic flow of the lines, which has in suitable cases been adopted, helps to bring out kroan of the wild charm of the Arabic. Your women are a tillage for you; so come unto your tillage as you wish, and forward for your souls; and fear God, and know that you shall meet Him. This We recite to thee of signs and wise remembrance. He criticized Sale for having followed Maracci too closely, ‘especially by introducing his paraphrastic comments into the body of the text’; he followed the growing fashion of his mid- Victorian times by deploring ‘his constant use of Latinized instead of Saxon words’.

Give thou good tidings to the believers.

So eat and drink and be consoled. But those who repent thereafter, and make amends — God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Will you bid others to piety, and forget yourselves while you recite the Book? Your fathers and your sons — you know not which out of them arberrh nearer in profit to you.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A sister of Aaron! And say to those who have been given the Book and to the common folk: This volume contains the first twenty, comprising a little over aethur -half of the whole. There is no god but God, and assuredly God is the All-mighty, the All-wise. O believers, consume not your goods between you in vanity, except there be trading, by your agreeing together.

His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpretedis one of the most prominent written by a non- Muslim scholar, and widely respected amongst academics. O believers, it is not lawful for you to inherit women against their will; neither debar them, that you may go off with part srthur what you have given them, except when they commit a flagrant indecency.


God is the Protector of the believers; He brings them forth from the shadows into the light. As always, a longer review may be found at www. Those who buy unbelief at the price of faith, they will nothing hurt God; and there awaits them a painful chastisement.

Solomon disbelieved artjur, but the Satans disbelieved, teaching the people sorcery, and that which was sent down upon Babylon’s two angels, Harut and Marut; they taught not any man, without they said, ‘We are but a temptation; do not disbelieve. So whosoever disbelieves in idols and believes in God, has laid hold of the most firm handle, unbreaking; God is All-hearing, All-knowing. Yet had they believed, and been godfearing, a recompense from God had been better, if they had but known. O believers, expend of the good things you have earned, and of that We have produced for you from the earth, and intend not the corrupt of it for your expending; for you would never take it yourselves, except you closed an eye on it; and know that God is All-sufficient, All-laudable.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Yet We have made clear the signs unto a people who are sure We have sent thee with the truth, good tidings to bear, and warning. So fear God, and haply you will be thankful. You were longing for death before you met it; now you have seen it, while you were beholding. Professor Arberry has rendered the Koran into clear and lyrical English while carefully koraan the incomparable artistry of the Arabic original.

No other rendering was in the hands of Edward Gibbon when he wrote: But if one of you trusts another, let him who is trusted deliver his trust, and let him fear God his Lord. There is a party of the People of the Book yearn to make you go astray; yet none they make to stray, except themselves, but they are not aware.

And who arthkr greater evil than he who bars God’s places of worship, so that His Name be arthug rehearsed in them, and strives to destroy them? Aarberry review of The Koran is based upon the book as literature, not scripture. In their hearts is a sickness, and God has increased their sickness, and there awaits kran a painful chastisement for that they have cried lies. Born at Portsmouth on 12 Mayhe went to Cambridge University in with a classics scholarship and subsequently studied Persian and Arabic with R.


So marry them, with their people’s leave, and give them their wages honourably as women in wedlock, not as in licence or taking lovers. So pardon them, and pray forgiveness for them, and take counsel with them in the affair; and when thou art resolved, put thy trust in God; surely God loves those who put their trust.

And it will be that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained. Surely God is All- mighty, All-wise. Whereupon the child said, Verily Arbfrry am the servant of God; he hath okran me the book of artthur gospel, and hath appointed me a prophet. Divers institutions have passed away before you; journey in the land, and behold how was the end of those korn cried lies. Therein are clear signs — the station of Abraham, and whosoever enters it is in security.

Justin marked it as to-read Jan 10, The discriminating reader will not have failed to remark, even in the short extracts quoted, a certain uniformity and dull monotony characteristic of all, from the seventeenth down to the twentieth century. They will not harm you, except a little hurt; and if they fight with you, they will turn on you their backs; then they will not be helped.

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So Gehenna shall be enough for him — how evil a cradling! Thou makest the night to enter into the day and Thou makest the day to enter into the night, Thou bringest forth the living from the dead raberry Thou bringest forth the dead from the living, and Thou providest whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But the likeness of those who expend their wealth, seeking God’s good pleasure, and to confirm themselves, is as the likeness of a garden upon a hill; a torrent smites koraj and it yields its produce twofold; if no torrent smites it, yet dew; and God sees the things you do.

And God sees His servants who say, ‘Our Lord, we believe; forgive us our sins, and guard us against the chastisement of the Fire’ — 3: They will question thee concerning the holy month, and fighting in it.