The Qur’an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English (hardcover)

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AUTHOR     :Ali Unal

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A timely addition to literature on the holy book of Islam, this translation provides the Arabic text as well as extensive explanations and interpretations on most verses.


Literal translations of the Qur’an may often sound irrelevant and fail to correspond to the original meaning. Therefore, many scholars recommend studying the Qur’an through interpretations with commentaries that deal with the reasons for revelation (asbab an-nuzul) and notes for specific references. This book is a comprehensive source that combines interpretation and commentary with extensive notes of explanation.


FOREWORD
All praise is for God, the Lord of the worlds, may His Majesty be
exalted, and peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Muḥammad,
his household, Companions and the righteous servants among the
inhabitants of the heaven and earth.
The movement of returning to the Qur’ān which began in the Muslim
world around a century ago, is continuing with its ups and downs, and right
and wrong aspects. As is known, the Qur’ān was revealed to the Prophet
Muḥammad, upon him be peace and blessings, over 23 years, 14 centuries
ago, mostly on different occasions. This last “version” of the Divine Word
which was planted in the Last Prophet as a seed and, growing swiftly,
“raised on its stem, put out its shoots” (Qur’ān, 48: 29) came to leaf, blossomed,
and yielded fruit in all aspects of life. Almost one third of the world
having lived a peaceful life under its calm, serene shade for many centuries,
the Qur’ān was veiled by the neglect and unfaithfulness of its “friends” and
the hostility of its “enemies.” However, after a few centuries of misery, the
Muslims all over the Muslim world felt the dire need of returning to the
Qur’ān and found that this Word of God is as fresh as when it was first
revealed and “growing younger as time gets older.”
The very essence of their being deeply injured by the poison injected
by materialistic trends, humans are in quest of an immediate cure. It is the
Word of God which has this cure. However, it is in anticipation of “doctors”
who will present it. The future of humanity is dependent on the efforts of
these doctors to present this cure. If the Qur’ān had been fully and accurately
understood and practiced effectively in life, the poisons produced
in modern times would not have been able to find Muslim customers in
considerable numbers, no matter if they had been presented in golden cups.
However, unfortunately, in addition to these poisons being easily injected in
many believing bodies, some so-called Muslim “doctors” who should have
defied them with the Qur’ān, have taken them as if they were an antidote.
They even have gone so far as to identify the cure of the Qur’ān with them
and, further, have ventured to test it in the tubes of the laboratories where
the poisons are produced.
Part 1, Sūrah 1


Table of Content

Contents
Foreword ……………….xv
On the Holy Qur’ān and Its Interpretation / M. Fethullah Gülen ….. …….xli
SŪRAHS
APPENDICES
1 The Prophet Muhammad in the Bible ………….. 1457
2 Islam and War and the Main Factors in the Spread of Islam …… 1463
3 More on Islam and War ……..1469
4 The Status of Women in Islam …………………….. 1473
5 The Prophet Muhammad among His People … 1477
The Qur’ān’s Challenge and Some Aspects of Its
Miraculousness …………………..1482
7 God Wills Good for Humankind but Humankind Incurs Evil …. 1487
8 On the Existence and Unity of God ………………1491
9 From the Diary of a Honeybee ……………………..1495
10 The Ascension (Mi‘rāj) of the Prophet Muḥammad ………………. 1499
11 Arguments for the Resurrection ……………………1507
12 The Spirit, Its Identity and Arguments for Its Existence ……….. 1517
13 Islam: God’s Original Pattern on Which He Has Created
Humankind ………………………..1525
14 The Trust Human Has Undertaken ………………1529
GLOSSARIES
A Glossary of God’s All-Beautiful Names …………….. 1534
A Glossary of Names ………………….1539
A Glossary of Terms ………………….. 1554
SUBJECT INDEX …… 1584
WORKS OF REFERENCE ………………….1601

Ali Unal

Ali Unal is a renowned scholar and a prolific translator of works with an Islamic theme into English. He has written for many periodicals and is a columnist for Zaman daily newspaper. His published books include Living in the Shade of Islam, Islamic Perspectives on Science, Islam Addresses Contemporary Issues, The Resurrection and the Afterlife, and The Qur’an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English.
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9781597840002

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1604

Publication date

2007-04-15

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5 1/3 x 7 2/3 inch

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