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The Meaning of the Glorious Koran

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  9 reviews
An Explanatory Translation.
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Plume (first published September 1st 1953)
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One can only rate the translation not the word of god himself.
The translation was wonderful.
Kobina Fynn
Inspirational, Word of God. Cannot be rated.
Jeremiah Bakk
I picked up this book with the intention of finishing it in a week, and was actually able to read it within a few days. I found Pickthall's writing to be refreshing- it was an old English translation of the Arabic Koran, so while it was understandable, it may be difficult for modern readers to follow. I had previously read small parts of the Koran, but never the whole book in one continuous reading. It was a welcome perspective. I was struck by the similarities of the characters and events in th ...more
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The history of the Koran is provided in extensive form by this translator, the first English-Muslim to translate the holy scripture. The translator also provides great footnotes on nearly every page. I look forward to finished the scripture as well as the notes I have chosen to take along side my reading.
Julia Simpson-Urrutia
I think this translation is best for those who have a great sensitivity to English and understand the richer 19th (and earlier century) vocabularies. Additionally, I have heard Arabic speakers say that Pickthall's translation comes closest to the Arabic meanings.
Joris Wils
If a book is followed by billions, I felt I should read it. Hard to follow. But it teaches compassion and good works.

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One of the best books on Islam. This is an ` explanatory translation' with a very informative preface and introduction to the history of Islam. ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Explains the teachings of the Koran to non-muslims. This is useful for understanding the true Muslim fate.
Marvelous book to understand Koran ..
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