The Gracious Qur'an
A Modern Phrased Interpretation in English
Translator : Dr. Ahmad Zaki Hammad
Soft Leather-Look Cover in Holding Case
Hardback 1404 White Thin Pages
Medium Size : 16 x 24 cm (Approx. A5)
ISBN : 9781935146025
Extensive Index and Appendix
Publisher : Lucent Interpretations LLC (18th Edition 2014)
A Heavenly Gift : Arabic-English Parallel Edition
About The Book
This contemporary, authoritative translation interprets the Qur'an meaning for the English reader with unprecedented access to the foundational source of Islam, its civilization, and its peoples.
Twenty years in the making, The Gracious Qur'an: A Modern-Phrased Interpretation of Its Meanings in English is both highly reliable and powerfully expressed.
Where the Arabic of the Qur'an swells with important implication, that intent is conveyed in this rendering with unobtrusive brackets. Its graceful layout and design augment the profound simplicity of the Qur'an's message. Every effort has been expended to make The Gracious Qur'an august, clear, accessible, and consistent.
This Heavenly Gift Edition has been painstakingly produced and researched, to the highest academic and professional standards.
The translator, Dr. Ahmad Zaki Hammad, undertook more than 20 years of intense review and work to produce this monumental translation.
The production quality of this Heavenly Gift Edition is with a leather-look Soft Cover and White Paper in a Gift Box with an impeccable finish and touch with
- Detailed essays and notes
- English translation
- Original Arabic text
- Comprehensive introductions
- General notes
- Substantive indexes
The interpretation of The Gracious Qur'an is thoroughly guided by wide and deep experience with the civilizations of both luminous Islam and the enlightened west, while not unmindful of the light that infuses the world’s brilliant traditions. Fully four decades of scholarly expertise in Qur'anic studies and related disciplines are in its service, and the latest advances in the art of translation conspicuously benefit it.
The Gracious Qur'an opens a cosmic vista on the sacred in the English language. Through it, men and women of all faiths can gaze at the authentic world of the Qur'an and glimpse the Divine intent for humanity in this brief life and into the infinite Hereafter.
At the very least, it promises to enrich the understanding of the inquiring minds and expand the awareness of the contemplative about the worldview and vision of the fast-growing faith-community of the way of Islam, religion of peace and willing submission to the true and only God.
About The Translator
Dr. Ahmad Zaki Hammad is an internationally known authority on Qur'an and Islamic Studies. He teaches Islamic Civilization and the Primary Disciplines of Qur'an Commentary, the Prophetic Traditions, and the Principles of Islamic Law at the foremost centre of Islamic and Arabic learning in the Muslim world, AL-Azhar University (Faculty of Languages and Translations, Department of English). He is also a member of the Faculty of Shari’ah, Department of Juristic Studies.
He received his early Islamic and Arabic training at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, and was awarded the graduate degree of Alamiyyah from the Faculty of Theology. He holds a Ph.D, in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago and is the author of a study of translation of Abu Hamid al-Ghazalis’s Al-Mustasfa min Ilm al-Usul, The Quintessence of the Science of the Principles of Islamic Law; and also Islamic Law: Understanding Juristic Differences, a Primer on the Science of al-Khulaf al Fiqhi in Light of the Shari ah Sources.
He lived for many years in the United States, where he founded and served in numerous national and community Islamic institutions for American Muslims.
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