From the Paperback edition.
Literally "the recitation," The Qur'an is considered within the Muslim faith to be the infallible word of God. Tarif Khalidi, the foremost scholar of Islamic history and faith, provides a fresh English translation that captures the startling, exquisite poetry of one of the world's most beloved religious texts. Retaining the structure and rhythms of the original Arabic, Khalidi enlivens the ancient teachings and prophetic narratives central to the Muslim faith and solidifies The Qur'an as a work of spiritual authority and breathtaking beauty.
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
Title provides a rendition of the Holy Koran, in English, for readers who would like to inform themselves about what the Koran says.
It is a 'face value' abridged translation that maintains the original feel of the Koran, in a version that is approximately a tenth of the size.
قال تعالى : ( الحج أشهر معلومات ..) وغدا الآن أيّاماً معدودات فلمَ ؟...
لمَ أضحت المناسك وأركان الحج طقوساً غريبة لا مفهوم لها حتى تكاد تكون أساطيرٌ مرويّة . الآن أرسل الرحيم إلهنا العلّامة محمّد أمين شيخو " قدّس الله سرّه " فكشف اللثام بالحجّة والبيان عن طيب عنصر المناسك والأركان بالنور بالقرآن فأحال دياجير الظُلَم إلى بدائع الأنوار والطقوس الصمّ لتنطق بحكمٍ دريّة لتسمو بالحجيج بصدق وشوق إلى لقاء الحبيب جلّت حكمته ، إذ هو منبع الأسرار ، فالبصيرة تتمّ بالنور الإلهيّ أساس الدعوة المحمّديّة للأهداف العليّة بأركان الحج ومناسكه وقلائده السرمدية
is the next chapter in the extraordinary and chilling life story of author Latif Yahia. Having escaped the brutal Iraqi regime through Northern Iraq with the help of the CIA in 1992, Latif touched down in Austria. Having family in the pristine and picturesque city of Vienna, Latif is somewhat reassured that his life will be calmer now without Uday Saddam Hussein and his hedonistically violent lifestyle. Alongside Latif is Nusa, a hired girl, a plaything and ego boost for her Baghdadi clientele, although she has never been mentioned in Latif's past works the reasons for her concealment become apparent as the story unfolds. Unfortunately life was never to become the idyll that Latif desired, his knowledge or perceived knowledge of the inner Iraqi regime was to become his saviour and his tormentor. This, left him chained and unable to move forward, as much as he wished to forget, his handlers wanted to know more. Latif became almost a prized item in the world of International Intelligence with nearly all of the world's Intelligence agencies vying for his allegiance, his pleas for neutrality and normality unheard. Ultimately Latif was to pay the price for his uncooperative stance; ten and a half months were spent in a covert Austrian/CIA prison cell in solitary confinement, until by chance his freedom was assured by a visiting judge. One would think that after such events Latif's life may take a quieter turn, this was not to be the case, the game of cat and mouse that played out across the breadth of Europe was interspersed by the tragic death of Latif's beloved father, several assassination attempts and the murder of his first real love a Saudi Arabian Princess Latif Yahia's previous books have sold over one million copies worldwide in twenty languages.
It is the only book which
enables the reader a deep and comprehensive view of Islam as religion, practices
and a way of life.
Taking in consideration that
there are many books on variety of Islamic issues, still, this is almost the only
book that enables a comprehensive overview of Islam covering all of its
different aspects and sides. Besides, it explores profoundly the Islamic
practices and their argumentations towards women, violence, sex and many other
controversial issues around Islam.
It explores in a new and unique
way the Islamic rituals (especially the five prayers) in a way the exposes the
beauty and secrets of Sufism in its practical form, mixing between practice and
theory as it is felt and done by the leaders of Sufism in their most rightful
The book is meant to be an enchanting
art piece. Its layout and illustrations were innovated by German arts and
designers to provide the reader with enjoyable read experience.
It analysis also the motivations
and argumentations the terrorism considers in the name of Islam.
The variety of the topic
discussed in the book and the way of dividing and classifying them makes it a
good page turner.
Arabic text is sharp, beautiful, and easy to follow. English translation is simple, easy to understand, and faithful to the Arabic. Ayas are written individually, for convenient learning. Arabic and English are in parallel, for continuous reading.
The Quran is the word of God, revealed to humanity, though the Messenger Muhammad. The Quran is the direct speech of God, to the reader. The Quran contains guidance, mercy, and healing. It is the eternal truth, the everlasting miracle. The Quran is beyond doubt from the Lord of the Universe.
God is the Creator of the Heavens and Earth. He is the Supreme, the Almighty, the Wise. God was never begotten, nor does He ever beget others. He is the Lord of the Worlds, the Most High, the Forgiving. Out of his Mercy, he communicated with humanity, and informed humanity about His existence. The Quran is the last Book from God, revealed in the Arabic language.
The translation is in contemporary English. It uses today’s English language, and today’s English vocabulary; more importantly, it is very accurate. The translation closely follows the Arabic text. Punctuation is the same. The meaning is the same. The reader can read a verse in Arabic, then the translation; learn the verse, and understand the meaning.
This book is perhaps the ultimate Quran learning tool. The Quran is a blessing, within easy reach.