The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an
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The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  27,832 ratings  ·  1,958 reviews
Latest editions are published with a newly compiled comprehensive index, revised extensive commentary and Arabic Madinah script facing English translation. The Best in translation, print and binding now available in three editions with Arabic text.
Paperback, 1824 pages
Published December 30th 1996 by Amana Publications (first published 632)
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Manny
Have other people noticed that the Qur'an is listed here as being by Allah, whereas the Bible is by "Anonymous"? If I were a Christian, I think that would leave me feeling just a little annoyed.
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Since I posted this review, the entry has been changed, and the Qur'an is now also listed as being by "Anonymous"!

Well, whoever did that is a braver man or woman than I am. I admire your chutzpah. So to speak.
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And now it's "...more
Neal
Jun 13, 2007 Neal rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
This book was one of the most amazing books that I have ever read. It changed my whole perspective on the muslim people.
Luizka
My only sadness is that I can't read it in Arabic.
Abdullah ali


كيف لنا أن نقيم كلام رب الأرباب

كيف لهذه النجمات أن تضيء كلامي هذا عن كلام رب العالمين

يا ربي.. إني أحبك وأحب كلامك..

اللهم زدني محبة فيك .. وتعلقاً بك وخوفا منك وخضوعا إليك وفقهاً بكتابك وعلماً بك..

سبحانك لا إله إلا أنت رب العالمين

" إن هو إلا ذكر للعالمين "
Mariam saleh
Oct 16, 2007 Mariam saleh rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all those with a heart
A book for life, a book for the next life, a book for all eternity, unspoken by man, engulfed by humanity but indiscribable of any earthly tongue. I cannot let you understand it, but i can invite you to feel it...
Alireza
who am I to say my opinion about this Miracle
Heba
يا جماعة يجب أن يرفع القرآن الكريم من هذا الموقع فهو للمسلمين كلام الله المنزل على عبده ونبيه محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم فكيف يُقيم بالله عليكم ويو ضع بين الكتب التي ألفها بشر؟!!ا
Dan
Another wonderful book of life guidance. No one religion or human offers ALL there is to learn and know. It's good to read and compare ALL religious texts and writings, in order to better see God's design and works.
Rita
Before you read on, it is important that you read and understand this:

THIS REVIEW IS WRITTEN BY AN ATHEIST. I DO NOT SUGAR-COAT NOR DO I WRAP MY OPINIONS IN COTTON TO "PROTECT" THE DELICATE AND/OR EASILY OFFENDED RELIGIOUS READER.

IF YOU FOLLOW THE ISLAMIC FAITH AND GET OFFENDED WHEN YOUR HOLY BOOK (AND RELIGION) RECEIVES CRITICISM READ NO FURTHER! YOU WILL NOT LIKE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE QURAN. CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED: IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ FURTHER THEN YOU WANT TO BE OFFENDED. STOP HE
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Marcio Tomazela
My Noble Qur'an is Arabic with Meanings translated to Portuguese(Br).

Amazing interesting and free of misteries.

Islam goes straight to the point, based on science and logic.

"Biʾsm Allāh ar-raḥmān ar-raḥīm" (“in the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate”).
lamarcus brown
It's the Koran. Even if, like me, you are not religious you should still read the Koran since it is such a big part of this world. If for no other reason than to have some sort of understanding into what everyone is talking about and fighting over and if you are religious, if you are Christian or Muslim you HAVE to read this so that no one else can tell you what it says; if you rely on others they can mislead you, whether purposely or not, down the wrong path to understand the true message of th...more
Doris
what I learned from this book is that Islam is NOT what they say it is in the media and that it is also not what the radicals claim it is. The Qur'an is the perfect companion to our own Holy Bible.
Tim Franzen
I found this a lot easier to read then the bible. It's also a lot shorter.Anyone concerned with the state of modern Islam should read this inspiring text. As wityh the bible there are parts that are clearly outdated and even offensive. One must really imagine life a very long time ago, before there there was computers and silly puddy.
كريم عبد المجيد
أنا أدعو لحذف المصحف من الموقع،فلا يصح أن يوضع كتاب الله للتقييم مثل بقية الكتب
ظل البروق
هو كلام الله .. الذي لا يبلى مع التكرار .. ولا يمل مع طول الايام ..

آه على ساعات ضاعت ما قرأناه فيها ..

و آه على أيام ضاعت دون انشغال بمعانيه و آياته ..
Shelli
Everyone should read this book at least once in their lifetime. I think it's especially critical given the conflict between Islam and the West.
احمد هلال
الحمد لله تبارك وتعالى عز وجل له الأسماء الحسنى و الصفات العلا
القرآن العربي كلام الله ، منزل ، غير مخلوق ، منه بدأ ، وإليه يعود ، والله تكلم به على الحقيقة ، فهو كلامه حقيقة لا كلام غيره ، وإذا قرأ الناس القرآن أو كتبوه في المصاحف لم يخرجه ذلك عن أن يكون كلام الله ؛ فإن الكلام إنما يضاف حقيقة إلى من قاله مبتدئا ، لا إلى من بلغه مؤديا ، والله تكلم بحروفه ومعانيه بلفظ نفسه ، ليس شيء منه كلاما لغيره ، لا لجبريل ، ولا لمحمد ، ولا لغيرهما ، والله تكلم به أيضا بصوت نفسه ، فإذا قرأه العباد قرءوه بصوت أ...more
SnowyAngel
Jun 16, 2011 SnowyAngel marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-qur-an
This is one book that I will never be finished reading. I believe no one can be finished with it unless they understand it fully and completely and then implement it fully and completely in their lives. As that is near to impossible unless Allah wills it, I will never be changing the status to read of this miracle.

I know that this book can change lives and will always enlighten the path of those who Allah wills and of those who will let it enlighten their path.

Every human being, I emphasise ag...more
Sarah
اللهم انر قلبي بالقران يارب واجعله ربيع فؤادي
Sina
One Day I Will Understand it Perfectly!!!
yellow tree
i am not going to rate it, because it can't be approximated enough; and for the same reason i'm not going to say much about it either. just this: it changed my life. to the good.
Soad
The holy Quran is a book that everyone should read no matter the religion but it should be read in its original language, like most books that are translated it loses flavor when its not.The Arabic language when read has many different meanings and when translated it loses those,so u get one verse that means one thing when actually it has 3 or 4 different meanings (does that make sense?)as much as i read the Quran i learn something new every time and im happy to say it does not teach hate or vio...more
Nun
Say: "can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not?

"Enam, 50"
Erin
If you only ever in your entire life read one book, read this one. I promise you, it is unlike anything else you'll ever read.
Werner
May 22, 2013 Werner rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to understand Islam
Shelves: other-nonfiction
Note, May 22, 2013: Some of the discussion below convinced me that I should add a couple of clarifying sentences, which I've just done.

With the current controversies over the projected "Ground Zero" mosque and the threatened Koran burning, a review of the Koran (also spelled Quran; there isn't always a one-on-one correspondence of Arabic and Latin letters) seemed topical. That might seem ground that angels fear to tread, fraught as it is with controversy, deeply-felt sensibilities for some, and...more
Jeruen
I've been raised as a Christian, pretty much from the very beginning. After 25 years, I decided to call it quits and identify as an atheist. There are plenty of reasons I have for making that decision, but one day, I thought, that those reasons were all due to my reactions against Christianity. So here I am, finding myself rejecting religion, all due to assumptions based on one religion: Christianity. Thus, I felt uncomfortable to reject religion across the board, using only data points from one...more
مَريَّم
انا لا اعلم كيف يمكن ان يصنف القران على انه كتاب عادي و يحدد له تقييم ، القران كلام الله ، فكيف لكلام الله ان يتم تقييمه ؟ القران كتاب لا يمكنك ان تقرأه دون ان تستفيد منه ، و حتى لو بقيت تقرأه ١٠٠ سنه في كل يومٍ مره فإنك و بكل تأكيد ستظل غير ملمٍ بكل مافي هذا الكتاب العظيم المكرم الذي ابدعه خالقي و خالقك من فائده ، لا يمكنك ان تجد كتاباً يمتعك و يسليك و يتحفك و يبهرك ، يحرك مشاعرك و يأسرك كالقرآن الكريم ، القرآن لا يمكن لأحدٍ ان يقيمه فقد فاق كلام الله كافة التصنيفات و التقييمات البشريه .
Haleema
Jun 07, 2012 Haleema rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves to learn the truth, knowledge-seekers
This is awkward. Well, I'm a Muslim. Therefore, I will find this the best book in the history of civilization. =)
Syed Misbahuddin
QURAN

Quran (means recitation in Arabic)

Muslims recite the whole book once during the month of Ramazan, this is happenning since 1428 years now, some people recite this once everyday, some once every week. It has 114 chapters (Sura) This book is in Arabic language.

Quran is a big Ocean, Amateurs like me make mistakes with such a big subject, but I think it is better to be imperfect and full of mistakes than be perfect and all alone.

I will only describe the physical aspects of Quran in this review,...more
Marwa Samir
Sep 03, 2012 Marwa Samir is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
القرآن الكريم ليس كتاب بل منهاج حياة وشفاء لنا من كل هموم الدنيا و احزان القلب اسأل الله سبحانه وتعالى أن يرزقنى تلاوته آناء الليل وأطراف النهار وأن لا أتوقف عن قراءته حتى يتوفنى الله عز وجل ولا أستطيع تجاهل حقيقة ان حياتى قد تغيرت للأحسن منذ أن بدأت الازم قراءة القرآن ليس فى رمضان ويوم الجمعة فقط ولكن فى كل أيام الله فالحمد لله رب العالمين أن هدانى لهذا وما كنت لأهتدى لولا أن هدانى الله
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