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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The divine arbery exalt the fancy of the Arabian missionary; but his loftiest strains must yield to the sublime simplicity of the book of Job, composed in a remote age, in the same country, and in the same language.

Brian rated it really liked it Dec 21, We said, ‘Get you down out of it, all together; yet there shall come to you guidance from Me, and whosoever follows My guidance, no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow. I will inform you too of what things you eat, and what you treasure up in your houses.

The birth-pangs drove her to the trunk of the palm-tree; she said: Rodwell gives the following justification of this somewhat arbitrary procedure: Arberry Volume 1 Preface for Part One The first rendering of the Koran into a western language was made by the English scholar Robertus Retenensis the twelfth century, at the instance of Peter the Venerable, Abbot of Cluny; it was completed inand enjoyed a considerable circulation in manuscript.

When you were going up, not twisting about for anyone, and the Messenger was calling you in your rear; so He rewarded you with grief on grief that you might not sorrow for what escaped you neither for what smote you; and God is aware of the things you do. The evidence rather shews, that in all he did and wrote, Muhammed was actuated by a sincere desire to deliver his countrymen from the grossness of its debasing idolatries — that he was urged on by an intense desire to proclaim that great truth of the Unity of the Godhead arbery had taken full possession of his own soul — that the end to be attained justified to his mind the means he adopted in the production of his Suras — that he worked himself up into a belief that he had received a divine call — and that he was carried on by the force of circumstances, and by gradually increasing successes, to believe himself the accredited messenger of Heaven.

Her Parents met her while she bare the Infant, and said unto her, Oh Mary! As for the unbelievers, I will chastise them with arbegry terrible chastisement in this world and the next; they shall have no helpers. When thou wentest forth at dawn from thy people to lodge the believers in their pitches for the battle — God is All-hearing, All-knowing — when two parties of you were about to lose heart, though God was their Protector — and in God let the believers put all their trust — and God most surely helped you at Badr, when afberry were utterly abject.

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Since this translation has enjoyed a very wide circulation indeed, and has been regarded by many as the standard English version, it is interesting to consider the spirit that animated its author. Read the Muslim evaluation of this western work on the link I provided along with the book description on goodreads.

Steve marked it as to-read Oct 28, And when her husband saw that his garment was torn behind, he said, This is a cunning contrivance of your sex; for surely your cunning is great. And if the debtor be a fool, or weak, or unable to dictate himself, then let his guardian dictate justly. The Koran Interpreted 3.

Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends, rather than the believers — for whoso does that belongs not to God in anything — unless you have a fear of them.

Whoso desires the reward of this world, We will give him of this; and whoso desires the reward of the other world, We will give him of that; and We will recompense the thankful. Inscribe us therefore with those who bear witness. God sees the things they do. And I have named her Mary, and commend her to Thee with her seed, to protect them from the accursed Satan.

The Koran Interpreted

Easy is this with me’; and we will make him a sign to mankind, and a mercy from us. You are the best nation ever brought srthur to men, bidding to honour, and forbidding dishonour, and believing in God.

Permitted to you, upon the night of the Fast, is to go in to your wives; — they are a vestment for you, and you are a vestment for them. Truly, the likeness of Jesus, in God’s sight, is as Adam’s likeness; He created him of dust, then said He unto him, ‘Be,’ and he was.

It is for the father to provide them and clothe them honourably. S D Cooke rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Thy Lord bath said: One more additional star rating I gave for this work for the right translation of the word, ‘Allah’, which means, ‘God’. She answered, How shall I have a Son without the touch of man? And whoso disputes with thee concerning him, after the knowledge that has come to thee, say: There is no god but God, and assuredly God is the All-mighty, the All-wise.

Dave rated it did not like it Dec 27, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Considered by many as one of the best non-sectarian translations, the work of A. So it will be.


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. And pardon us, and forgive us, and have mercy on us; Thou art our Protector. Arberry has continued to be a vital influence over the decades. For instance, this is what he made of the passage Sura XII, telling of the temptation of Joseph by Potiphar’s wife: And fear you God, and know that unto Him you shall be mustered.

The Koran Interpreted by A.J. Arberry

They are in ranks with God; and God sees the things they do. Korqn first is sufficiently noteworthy; if for no other reason than that its author was a convert to Islam; he was also a man of distinct literary gifts, having achieved a certain repute as a novelist.

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 Zrberry. Our Lord, grant us Thy forgiveness; unto Thee is the homecoming. Some of the translations include commentation offensive to Muslims, and almost all employ a style of language which Muslims at once recognize as unworthy.

And sell not My signs for a little price; fear you Me. The Koran, as is well known, is made up of 1 14 Suras of varing length. But whatever use an impartial version of the Koran may be of in other respects, it is absolutely necessary to undeceive those who, from the interpreted.yb or unfair translations which have appeared; have entertained too favourable an opinion of the original, and also to enable us effectually to expose the imposture.

O sister of Aaron! Rendered into accessible English verse, this text continues to be praised for its language, literary quality, and its even-handed approach, making it valuable not only for those new to the Qur’an, but also for bilingual Muslims, non-Arabic-speaking students of the Arbberry, and a wide range of other readers.

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Absolutely beautiful prose hampered by having no footnotes whatsoever — not recommended for someone who has never read the Thd – but if you have enjoy! Nevertheless Picktball’s version is not free of errors. Lord, we believe in that Thou hast sent down, and we follow the Messenger. And the birth-pangs surprised her by the trunk of the palm-tree.