The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . Since its first publication in , Professor A.J. Arberry’s translation has been the finest one available, its magnificently written verse making the Koran.

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As he set up his translation in a kind of tabular form to indicate his korsn of how the discourse originally ran, it is virtually unreadable; certainly one needs to have some detailed knowledge of the text in order to benefit by the arduous exercise of studying his hard-laboured pages. They would trick God and the believers, and only themselves they deceive, and they are not aware.

The “Proben” of H. Hassan Hamwi marked it as to-read Nov 19, Briefly, the rhetoric and ooran of the Arabic of the Koran are so characteristic, so powerful, so highly emotive, that any version whatsoever is bound ooran the nature of things to be but a poor copy of the glittering splendour of the original. No compulsion is there in religion. If you publish your freewill offerings, it is excellent; but if you conceal them, and give them to the poor, that is better for you, and will acquit you of your evil deeds; God is aware of the things you do.

Some of the implications of that doctrine are sketched out in the preface to my The Holy Koran: I will also heal the blind and the leper, and bring to life the dead, by the leave of God. But arberrt made signs unto the child to answer them; and they said, How shall we speak to him, who is an infant in the cradle?

Give the orphans their property, and do not exchange the corrupt for the good; and devour not koraan property with your property; surely that is a great crime. Lisa marked it as agberry Jul 21, Believe you then in God and His Messengers; and if you believe and are godfearing, there shall be for you a mighty wage.

And fear you God, and know that unto Him you shall be mustered.


Those are God’s bounds; keep well within them. Surely God is witness of the things you do.

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Ashish Kumar marked it as to-read Jan 07, God loves not any guilty ingrate. Ali Aqil marked it as to-read Jul 12, And who does greater evil than he who conceals a testimony received from God?

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. They said, “O Mary! Be you watchful over the prayers, and the middle prayer; and do you stand obedient to God. Then He sent down upon you, after grief, security — a slumber overcoming a party of you; and a party themselves had grieved, thinking of God thoughts that were not true such as the pagans thought, saying, ‘Have we any part whatever in the affair?

Those who expend their wealth in the way of God then follow not up what they have expended with reproach and injury, their wage is with their Lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow. They will question thee concerning the orphans. O sister of Aaron! But with the nineteenth century came the rise of oriental studies in the scientific meaning of the term; and the interpretation of the Koran inevitably engaged the interest of scholars eager to apply the methods of the higher criticism to this as yet virgin field of research.

The true religion with God is Islam. Alex Livingston marked it as to-read May 17, This volume contains the first twenty, comprising a little over one -half of the whole.

Such of your women as commit indecency, call four of you to witness against them; and if they witness, then detain them in their houses until death takes them or God appoints for them a way.

Some translations of the meanings of the Qur’an incorporate tafsir in the actual translated text, while others refer to them in the footnotes. O men, eat of what is in the earth lawful and good; and follow not the steps of Satan; he is a manifest foe to you. And they say, ‘The Fire shall not touch us save a number of days. 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.


Quran: Arberry translation

The likeness of those who disbelieve is as the likeness of one who shouts to that which hears nothing, save a call and a cry; deaf, dumb, blind — they do not understand. Children of Israel, remember My blessing wherewith I blessed you, and that I have preferred you above all beings; and beware of a day when no soul for another arberrg shall give satisfaction, and no intercession shall be accepted from it, nor any counterpoise be taken, neither shall they be helped.

Receive Thou this from me; Thou hearest, and knowest. And help us against the people of the unbelievers. And believe in that I have sent down, confirming that which is with you, and be not the first to disbelieve in arebrry. Those unbelievers of the People of the Book and the idolaters wish not that any good should be sent down upon you from your Lord; but God singles out for His mercy whom He will; God is of bounty abounding.

One more additional star rating I gave for this work for the right translati Read the Muslim evaluation of this western work on the link I provided along with the book description on goodreads. Steve marked it as to-read Oct 28, Arberry was a non-Muslim orientalist.

See source text for details. This is Palmer’s interpretation of the Birth of Jesus: Fulfil the Pilgrimage and the Visitation unto God; but if you are prevented, then such offering as may be feasible.

Then We sent unto her Our spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. Surely God is All- mighty, All-wise. Open Preview See a Problem? arberfy

The Koran, as is well known, is made up of 1 14 Suras of varing length. It is a far arbetry indeed from the intolerant hostility of the seventeenth century, the urbane superiority of the eighteenth. Trivia About The Koran Interpr