The Qur'an, a masterpiece of immense religious and literary value, is presented in a beautifully bound volume for a new generation of readers. The earliest known work in Arabic prose, the Qur'an is divided into 114 "suras", or chapters, containing the religious, social, civil, commercial, military, and legal codes of Islam.
text, translation and commentary
Author: Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Publisher: Tahrike Tarsile Quran
An extremely popular English translation of the Qur'an with commentary.
Text, Translation and Commentary
This booklet is compiled at the centenary of the publication, in 1917 in England, of the English translation and commentary of the Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali — the first such work by a Muslim to be printed and published in the West, the first such work by a Muslim to be widely available in the world. It recounts the history of how the Maulana carried out this unprecedented project, its publication and the reviews it received. Its influence on later translations is discussed in detail. Maulana Muhammad Ali’s thorough revision of it to produce the 1951 edition, is then covered. Information is also provided about editions produced after his death.
Background, History and Influence on Later Translations
Author: Zahid Aziz
Publisher: A.A.I.I.L. (U.K.)
Author: Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Publisher: Lushena Books
With Explanatory Notes : from the English Translation and Commentary of Maulana Muhammad Ali
Author: Maulana Muhammad Ali
Publisher: A.A.I.I.L. (U.K.)
"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.
The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam
Author: Ziauddin Sardar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The literature on Balaghah (the art of Arabic eloquence) and commentaries on the Qurān stress that the style of the Qurān is beautiful, eloquent and inimitable. This literature identifies word order as one of the most distinctive aspects of Qurānic style. One of the main reasons for this is that, compared to English, Arabic has fewer restrictions on word order, thanks to its elaborate verb inflection system and case marking. This flexibility allows for the foregrounding of some elements within the sentence, resulting in a marked (or non-canonical) word order and fulfilling certain discursive functions, including specification, restriction, emphasis, amplification/ glorification, and denial. Marked word order is used to highlight or downplay certain elements in speech or writing. It constitutes one way of delivering meanings to the addressee, as these meanings are ordered in the mind of the speaker in terms of their importance, making the style a precise reflection of the speaker’s mind and feelings. This book is a descriptive study which attempts to examine how translations of the Qurān have handled āyahs (verses of the Qurān) that feature lexical foregrounding, focusing on ten published translations into English, carried out by translators from different ideological and linguistic backgrounds. It offers a systematic comparison of the ways in which the selected translators deal with the linguistic feature of word order variation, and examines issues relating to the translator’s style. Specifically, the book identifies and examines the following: instances of marked word order discussed by commentators on the Qurān, and the function served by each case of lexical foregrounding; secondly, the options and/or patterns employed by translators to render the different functions of marked word order; thirdly, the recurrent options and/or patterns for rendering different types of word order variation. Finally, the book explores the factors which may have influenced the choice of particular strategies by different translators, including the translators’ motivations and the various historical contexts in which the translations were made.
Patterns and Motivations
Author: Dr Ahmed Saleh Elimam
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Übersetzung und Kommentar
Author: Muhammad Asad
This is the first detailed account of the life and ideas of 'Abdullah Yusuf 'Ali, whose The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation and Commentary is the most widely used English translation of the Qur'an. This is a candid and sympathetic study that draw on Yusuf 'Ali's writings and private papers, as well as unpublished sources.
A Biography of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Interpreter of the Qur'an
Author: M. A. Sherif
Publisher: Searching for Solace
Text, Translation & Commentary
Too often we are tempted into thinking how wrong other people's religions and scriptures are, rather than focusing on what's right about our own. We act like some of our politicians during election campaigns rather than following the teachings of our own holy books. Breaking the trend, author Dr. Ejaz Naqvi provides an objective, topic-by-topic review of the two most read books in the world-the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran. "The Quran: With or Against the Bible? "addresses the key themes of the Quran and answers commonly asked questions in search of finding common ground: Who wrote the Quran? Who is the "God" of the Quran? What is the Quranic view of the prophets, especially Moses and Jesus? What does the Quran teach about interfaith relations? Does the Quran promote peace and harmony between Muslims and the People of the Book, or does it promote violence? How does the Quran compare to the Bible on important themes like worshipping God, the prophets, human rights, moral values, and fighting for justice and human dignity? Does the Quran render women as second-class citizens? Dispelling major myths, "The Quran: With or Against the Bible?" systematically analyzes and compares the similarities in the paths of guidance the two scriptures have bestowed upon mankind.
With Or Against the Bible? : a Topic-by-topic Review for the Investigative Mind
Author: Ejaz Naqvi
Publisher: The Other Press
This book presents the work and ideas of the Syrian writer Muhammad Shahrur to the English-speaking world. Shahrur is at the moment the most innovative intellectual thinker in the Arab Middle East. Often described as the a ~Martin Luther of Islam,a (TM) he offers a liberal, progressive reading of Islam that aims to counter the influences of religious fundamentalism and radical politics. Shahrura (TM)s innovative interpretation of the Qura (TM)an offers groundbreaking new ideas, based on his conviction that centuries of historical Islam, including scholarship in the traditional Islamic religious sciences, have obscured or even obliterated the Qura (TM)ana (TM)s progressive and revolutionary message. That message is one that has endured through each period of human history in which Islam has existed, encouraging Muslims to apply the most contemporary perspective available to interpret the Qura (TM)ana (TM)s meaning.
the essential Muhammad Shahrur
Author: Muòhammad Shaòhråur
Category: Social Science
Arabic Text with English Translation and Short Commentary
Author: Malik Ghulām Farīd
Publisher: Colton Book Imports
With English Translation of the Arabic Text and Commentary According to the Version of the Holy Ahlul-bait : with Special Notes from Ayatullah Agha Haji Mirza Mahdi Pooya Yazdi on the Philosophic Aspects of Some of the Verses
Author: S. V. Ahmed Ali
Was will der Islam eigentlich? Diese zentrale Frage wird in diesem Buch beantwortet. Der Autor erklärt, dass es im Islam darum geht, eine unzivilisierte, triebgebundene Stufe der menschlichen Existenz zu überwinden, um nach der Erlangung einer moralischen Lebensweise auf eine Stufe zu gelangen, auf der der Mensch das Ziel seiner eigentlichen Sehnsucht, den Sinn seines Lebens, erreicht: Nur in der Vereinigung mit seinem Schöpfer, in der lebendigen Beziehung zu ihm, nur in einer Existenz, wo Gott sich dem Menschen offenbart, wird der Mensch seinem Anspruch, Mensch zu sein, gerecht und erfährt den Frieden, den er implizit seit jeher sucht. Der Verfasser erörtert, wie der Mensch seinen Schöpfer erreichen kann, legt dar, auf welche Weise Gott sich dem Menschen offenbart und zeigt auf, wie man sich das Leben nach dem Tod vorzustellen hat. Seine Faszination entwickelt dieses Werk auch deshalb, weil sich hier weit weg von irrationalem Dogmatismus Glaube und Vernunft versöhnen.
Author: Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad