Arthur John Arberry FBA was a respected British orientalist. A prolific scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the Texts chosen and translated by A.J. Arberry; introduction, notes and glossary. The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . Koran Interpreted V. 1 has 6 ratings and 1 review. Darrell said: Taught a class on this reading about the what the Quran says about itself. seemingly 30%.

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This argument is most powerfully addressed to a devout Arabian, whose mind is attuned to faith and rapture; whose ear is delighted by the music of sounds; and whose ignorance is incapable of comparing the productions of human genius.

Our Lord, make not our hearts to swerve after that Thou hast guided us; and give us mercy from Thee; Thou art the Giver. Receive Thou this from me; Thou hearest, and knowest.

And if you desire to seek nursing for your children, it is no fault in you provide you hand over what you have given honourably; and fear God, and know that God sees the things you do.

God desires to make clear to you, and to guide you in the institutions of those before you, and to turn towards you; God is All-knowing, All-wise; and God desires to turn towards you, but those who follow their lusts desire you to swerve away mightily.

To the men a share of what parents and kinsmen leave, and to the women a share of what parents and kinsmen leave, whether it be little or much, a share apportioned; and when the division is attended by kinsmen and orphans and the poor, make provision for them out of it, and speak to them honourable words. Guard us against the chastisement of the Fire. It is not lawful for you to take of what you have given them unless the couple fear they may not maintain God’s bounds; if you fear they may not maintain God’s bounds, it is no fault in them for her to redeem herself.


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Koran Interpreted V. 1

Certainly Rodwell does not doubt that the Koran was the product of Muhammad’s own imagination; but his estimate of Muhammad’s character is not lacking in charity and even admiration: And let not the unbelievers suppose that the indulgence We grant them is better for them; We grant them indulgence only that they may increase in sin; and there awaits them a humbling chastisement.

And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East. O Joseph, take no farther notice of this affair: Not the least among its recommendations is, perhaps, that it is scholarly without being pedantic — that is to say, that it arberru at correctness without sacrificing the right effect of the whole to over-insistence on small details. The Suras, collected into a volume after the death of Muhammad, korzn not arranged in any chronological order; indeed, most of those reproduced in this volume were revealed to the Prophet in the later years of his mission.

He answered, God forbid! Then their Prophet said to them, ‘Verily God has raised up Saul arberrry you as king. This is a straight path”.

And if you desire to exchange a wife in place of another, and you have given to one a hundredweight, take of it nothing. Ali Raza marked it arbedry to-read Sep 02, I am the Messenger of God thy Lord, who shall give thee a Son, active, and prudent: That is the enjoyment of the present life; but God — with Him is the fairest resort.

And when you killed a living soul, and disputed thereon — and God disclosed what you were hiding — so We said, ‘Smite him with part of it’; even so God brings to life the dead, and He shows you His signs, that haply you may have understanding. The Book is here rendered almost literally and every effort korann been made to choose befitting language. O believers, expend of the good things you have earned, and of that We have produced for you from the earth, and intend not the corrupt of it for your expending; for you would never take it yourselves, except you closed an eye on it; and know that God is All-sufficient, All-laudable.

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Jim added it Jul 05, So eat and drink and be of good cheer; and if thou see of mankind any one, There shall be for divorced women provision honourable – an obligation on the godfearing.

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They will question thee concerning the monthly course. As for those whose faces are blackened —’Did you disbelieve after you had believed? No compulsion is there in religion. And fear the Fire prepared for the unbelievers, and obey God and the Messenger; haply so you will find mercy.

True piety is this: Some of you there are that desire this world, and some of you there are desire the next world. This translation is different than other ones for that the author approaches the Arabic text at least arberrry less subjectivity and bias; even though that his work is also not scholarly based and contains many mistakes, he still gets better rating, for this purpose one more star, from me than the other morons.