The Holy Qur'an (Classics of World Literature) (Paperback)

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By Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Translator), Tom Griffith (Editor)
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Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an (also known as The Koran) is the sacred book of Islam. It is the word of God whose truth was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. As it was revealed, so it was committed to memory by his companions, though written copies were also made by literate believers during the lifetime of the Prophet.

The first full compilation was by Abu Bakar, the first Caliph, and it was then recompiled in the original dialect by the third Caliph Uthman, after the best reciters had fallen in battle. Muslims believe that the truths of The Holy Qur'an are fully and authentically revealed only in the original classical Arabic. However, as the influence of Islam grows and spreads to the modern world, it is recognised that translation is an important element in introducing and explaining Islam to a wider audience.

This translation, by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, is considered to be the most faithful rendering available in English.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781853267826
ISBN-10: 1853267821
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: May 5th, 2000
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Classics of World Literature