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The untold story of how the Arabic Qur'an became the English Koran For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. To many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation, yet English translations are growing in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the centuries-long quest to translate the Qur'an's lyrical verses—and to make English itself an Islamic language. A translation saga like no other, this panoramic book looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and even a graphic Qur'an by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk.

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Genre: History
Author: Bruce B. Lawrence
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2020-10-06
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691209210

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What You Should Know about Islam’s Holy Book How is it like the Bible? How is it different? Why is it important? Muslims believe the Koran exists as a literal book in heaven and was dictated to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. It is only the length of the New Testament, yet a fifth of the world claims it is the complete revelation of God. To most Americans, though, the Koran remains a mystery. Did you know that the Koran teaches the virgin birth and miracle-filled, prophetic ministry of Jesus? Claims to fully embrace his teachings? Reveres Abraham, Moses, Jonah, and other biblical prophets? Find out how the Koran resembles the Bible—and the drastic ways in which it differs. Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating essential grasp of Islam’s holy book: where it came from, what it teaches, how Muslims view it, and how the Allah of the Koran compares with the God of the Bible. Cherished as the final, perfect revelation of God’s will by 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, the Koran has become a part of American life. Today, those who read and memorize it may work in your town, shop where you shop, or send their children to the same school your kids attend. What do you know about the holy book that shapes the lives and eternal destinies of your neighbors and a fifth of the world’s population? While some similarities exist between the Koran and the Bible, the differences are striking. Written by a pastor who was born to a Muslim father and raised in Saudi Arabia, Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating, easy-to-understand overview that will show you: •Why the background behind the Koran is important •How the Koran came into existence •A summary of the main teachings of the Koran, including what it says about Jesus and the crucifixion •Similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian views of God •What the Koran teaches about Jihad and holy war •What the Koran teaches about heaven and hell More than furnishing you with an essential grasp of Islam’s holy book, Understanding the Koran points you to the one thing that can draw your Muslim friends to Jesus—his love, demonstrated to them through you. Discussion questions enable you to use this book in group studies

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Genre: Religion
Author: Mateen Elass
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-08-19
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310298601

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'Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original' The Times The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world's most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But, above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God and His apostle. Also available from Penguin: The Koran with Parallel Text 9780141393841

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Genre: Religion
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Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2003-01-30
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141917184

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Author: George Sale
Publisher:
Release: 1856
File: 649 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044020888558

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Genre: Islam
Author: J. J. G. Jansen
Publisher: Brill Archive
Release: 1980
File: 111 Pages
ISBN-13: 9004062750

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A new edition of one of the world's most important and influential books The Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, is the record of Muhammad's oral teaching delivered between the years immediately preceding the Hegira in AD 622 and the Prophet's death in AD 632. It has exerted untold influence upon the history of mankind. Apart from its specifically religious content, inspiring the triumphant arms of Islam throughout vast areas of Asia, Africa and southern Europe, it was the starting point of a new literary and philosophical movement which powerfully affected the most cultivated minds among both Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages; and the movement inaugurated has resulted in some of the finest products of genius and learning. Alan Jones has restored the traditional ordering of the Suras, enabling the reader to trace the development of the Prophet's mind from the early flush of inspiration to his later roles of warrior, politician and founder of an empire.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Alan Jones
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release: 2011-12-30
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781780222578

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Provides a complete English translation of the sacred writing regarded by devout Muslims to be the direct word of God as revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

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Genre: Religion
Author: J. M. Rodwell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2005-08-10
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486445694

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Release: 1859
File: 649 Pages
ISBN-13: CHI:34926246

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Publisher: Brill Archive
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Provides a clear and easy overview of The Koran and its message. The bible for millions of Muslims, considered by many to contain all knowledge necessary for men. It is the work of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, who claimed to have received the information as an oracle of God. The first half of this book is divided into The Korans 20 main themes or ideas. The second half is a rare and unedited version (taken from a different source), which contains more information and helpful footnotes if one desires to move beyond a basic understanding.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Paul Tice
Publisher: Book Tree
Release: 2003-09
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 1585092401

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