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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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Huda Aweys للأسف طبعا موش دا الحل اننا ندفن راسنا زي النعامه لأن لو شيلناه هما هيرجعوا يحطوه هما بيعتبروه من امهات كتب الأديان و الروحانيات و التاريخ و الأدب !
للأسف طبعا موش دا الحل اننا ندفن راسنا زي النعامه لأن لو شيلناه هما هيرجعوا يحطوه هما بيعتبروه من امهات كتب الأديان و الروحانيات و التاريخ و الأدب !
الحل ان كلنا كمسلمين ندي القرآن خمس نجوم و يبقى دا موقف بمعنى ان مافيش كتاب تاني نديله خمس نجوم و يبقى على الأقل اخدنا موقف قصاد تعنتهم دا و عدم احترامهم لمعتقدات الغير (less)
Yahya Alshamy What difference does it make if someone calls the Author Anonymous or God? It really doesn't matter. We muslims are sure it's from God so it doesn't…moreWhat difference does it make if someone calls the Author Anonymous or God? It really doesn't matter. We muslims are sure it's from God so it doesn't matter what others say. But to allow it to officially be written by God means the Bible, Torah, and many other books will claim the same. Then you would have to create a user for "God" and put every theistic religion in "God's" books. basically it's going to be a joke. Anonymous is way better in my opinion.(less)
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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.

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.

And now it's "
Jun 13, 2007 Neal rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Sep 04, 2007 Doris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Abdullah ali
Jan 07, 2012 Abdullah ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
لفهم القرآن والكتاب

انصح بقراءة كتب محمد شحرور
الكتاب والقرآن
الاسلام والايمان
قصص القران1 ،2

والاستماع لبرنامجه التفكير والتغيير

May 14, 2008 Alireza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
who am I to say my opinion about this Miracle
Mariam saleh
Oct 16, 2007 Mariam saleh rated it it was amazing  ·  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...
Before you read on, it is important that you read and understand this:


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
Rinda Elwakil
توقفوا عن تقييمه بالنجوم
توقفوا عن وضع مسميات في خانة : المؤلف
حبًا بالله توقفوا عن جعل أنفسكم و مقدساتكم أضحوكة

قرأت مراجعة لكاتب أسترالي في قائمة اصدقائي حصر فيها علي مدار عام او يزيد عدد المرات الذتي تم فيها تغيير (المؤلف) من مجهول إلي الله و God و الله جل جلاله

بالإضافة لعمل صفحة شخصية لل (مؤلف) و اضافة بلد له (السعوية)
و الذي وضع في خانة المؤلف الآن
او مجهول، ينسب اليه العديد من الكتب الغير معروف مصدرها !

هل يعقل هذا يا أولي الألباب؟

* لن يقدس أحد مقدساتك انت لمجرد انك تؤمن بها و تراها ا
Marcio Tomazela
Feb 15, 2010 Marcio Tomazela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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”).
أنا أدعو لحذف المصحف من الموقع،فلا يصح أن يوضع كتاب الله للتقييم مثل بقية الكتب
lamarcus brown
Apr 16, 2007 lamarcus brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tim Franzen
Jan 07, 2008 Tim Franzen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 29, 2008 Shelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-religions
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.
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.
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 ..
Jul 19, 2009 Anum 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
Mar 27, 2007 Sina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One Day I Will Understand it Perfectly!!!
Huda Aweys
Aug 25, 2013 Huda Aweys rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality, quran
الخمس نجوم بتوعي للقرآن الكريم و بس :) ..
اتفقنا :) ؟؟
God is Merciful .. Most Merciful, The King, The peace, The dominant, The mighty, The Creator .. God has a beautiful names as a whole, is not (unknown), is (one Lord) for Christians and Muslims and Buddhists and Brahma and ancient pharaohs, all sanctified (God), and as Muslims we do not have a problem if the Christians wrote that God is the author of the Bible, to the contrary, And if they did not wrote it we will wrote ! , So do not clai
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
Jun 09, 2011 Jeruen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 25, 2011 Soad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Apr 26, 2007 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 27, 2009 Nil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Say: "can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not?

"Enam, 50"
♥ Ibrahim ♥
No more of this book! You may wonder why no more with this book. Well, Turn to page 54 of this book, and read the fourth chapter, verse 34, and put yourself in my place when you discover this books permits the male to beat the woman, just because she is not a male. Here is the whole verse:

"If you fear high-handednessb from your wives, remind them [of the teachings of God:], then ignore them when you go to bed, then hit them."

What?! Hit them? You mean I a man hit a woman?! No hitting is acceptabl
Mar 10, 2008 Werner rated it did not like it  ·  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
هیچ وقت فکر نمی کردم بیایم و برای قرآن ریویو بنویسم. این تب گودریدزی من را وادار کرد، وگرنه به نظرم یکی از نامربوط ترین کارهای عمرم را میکنم.

به عنوان یک مسلمان و مسلمان زاده، می دانم که هیچ وقت نمی توانم ریویویی بدون پیشداوری بنویسم. این کار را شاید باید از مستشرق ها (که نه مسلمانند و نه مسلمان زاده و نه مغرض به اسلام) خواست. اما شاید هم نه. شاید هم مستشرق هیچ وقت نتواند روح قرآن را بفهمد. او که از بچگی با صدای واقعه خواندن مادرش بزرگ نشده و مادرش را در غیرقابل درک ترین و قدسی ترین حال ندیده که
Jul 01, 2011 Haleema rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves to learn the truth, knowledge-seekers
Shelves: classics
This is awkward. Well, I'm a Muslim. Therefore, I will find this the best book in the history of civilization. =)
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 .
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Qur'an = القرآن الكريم, Anonymous
The Quran (English pronunciation: /kɔrˈɑːn/; Arabic: القرآن al-qurʾān, IPA ( International Phonetic Alphabet): [qurˈʔaːn], literally meaning "the recitation"), also transliterated: Qur'an, Koran, Al-Coran, Coran, Kuran, and Al-Qur'an, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: الله, Allah).
قرآن مجید دارای یکصد و چهارده سوره و جمعا 6236 آیه است. لفظ جلاله الله به 11 شکل در قرآن مجید آمده است: الله = خ
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