The Meaning of The Holy Qur'an : English Only
Complete Translation With Selected Notes
Translator : Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Paperback 731 Pages
ISBN : 9789675062216
Size : A5 (14.8 x 21 cm - 5.83 x 8.27 in)
Publisher : Islamic Book Trust (IBT), Malaysia
About The Book
- Avoids Archaic old biblical English which was employed in the Original
- The Word 'Allah' is used instead of 'God' which was used in the Original
- Includes Abdullah Yusuf Ali's Introduction
- Each Chapters is Divided in Sections with a Heading
"(Here is) a Book which We have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition." (38:29)
"Do they not then earnestly seek to understand the Qur'an, or are their hearts locked up by them?" (47:24)
Since 1934 Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translations has held the prime place among English translations by Muslims,
It was the first monumental and authoritative work of its kind and it subsequently inspired many such similar endeavours. The eloquent poetic style of the translation have, no doubt, contributed greatly to its much deserved reputation as the English translation of the meaning of the Qur'an.
It is, by far, the best known, most studied, and most respected English translation of the Qur'an.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali says in the Preface to the first edition
'The English shall be, not mere substitute of one word for another, but the best expression I can give to the fullest meaning which I can understand from the Arabic text. The rhythm, music, and exalted tone of the original should be reflected in the English interpretation. It may be but a faint reflection, but such beauty and power as my pen commands shall be brought to it's service'
Ideal Gift for Muslims as well as Non-Muslim
Excellent For Da'wah
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