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Koran (Everyman's Library (Paper))

4.37 of 5 stars 4.37  ·  rating details  ·  33,433 ratings  ·  2,184 reviews
The Everyman Paperback Classics series offers the latest scholarship on the works of the world's greatest poets, writers and philosophers. Each edition includes a comprehensive introduction, chronology, notes, appendix, critical responses, and a text summary. Presented in an affordable edition with wide format pages for generous margins for notes. Contact your sales rep or ...more
Paperback, 509 pages
Published April 15th 1994 by J.M. Dent & Sons (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)
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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 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.
My only sadness is that I can't read it in Arabic.
Abdullah ali
لفهم القرآن والكتاب

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

والاستماع لبرنامجه التفكير والتغيير

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...
who am I to say my opinion about this Miracle
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
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.
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.
Before you read on, it is important that you read and understand this:


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”).
أنا أدعو لحذف المصحف من الموقع،فلا يصح أن يوضع كتاب الله للتقييم مثل بقية الكتب
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
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.
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.
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 ..
Jun 16, 2011 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
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.
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
One Day I Will Understand it Perfectly!!!
اللهم انر قلبي بالقران يارب واجعله ربيع فؤادي
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
Say: "can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not?

"Enam, 50"
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.
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
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
Shelves: classics
This is awkward. Well, I'm a Muslim. Therefore, I will find this the best book in the history of civilization. =)
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
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 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 . ...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
Syed Misbahuddin

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,
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