The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic. The Koran Interpreted [Arthur J. Arberry] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Koran was revealed from about A>D> to

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If thou fearest Him, begone from me. O believers, consume not your goods between you in vanity, except there be trading, by your agreeing together. Discourses of Rumitr. The Suras, collected into a volume after the death of Muhammad, are not arranged in any chronological order; indeed, most of those reproduced in this volume were revealed to the Prophet in the later years of his mission.

And mention, in the Book, Mary; when she retired from her family into an eastern place; and she took a veil to screen herself from them; and we sent unto her our spirit; and he took for her the semblance of a well-made man. Surely Thou art the All-knowing, the All-wise.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This is how Sale translates the story of the Nativity, his carefully italicized ‘supplies’ being intentionally reminiscent of the Authorized Version of the Bible: A few bold spirits have ventured on occasion to show this feature by rhyming their translations; the resulting products have not been very impressive. Why, if he should die or is slain, will you turn about on your heels?

We have seen thee turning thy face about in the heaven; now We will surely turn thee to a direction that shall satisfy thee. British Contributions to Persian StudiesLondon, March Learn how and when to remove this template message. He gives the Wisdom to whomsoever He will, and whoso is given the Wisdom, has been given much good; yet none remembers but men possessed of minds.

And some there are of them that are common folk not knowing the Book, but only fancies and mere conjectures. Gabriel replied, So shall it be: They have no power over anything that they have earned.

If you are slain or die in God’s way, forgiveness and mercy from God are a better thing than that you amass; surely if you die or are slain, it is unto God you shall be mustered.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. And if you are upon a journey, and you do not find a writer, then a pledge in hand. And God is not heedless arberrry the things you do.


For instance, this is what he made of the passage Sura Jjohn, telling of the temptation of Joseph by Potiphar’s wife: God said to them, ‘Die! There is no fault in you touching the proposal to women you offer, or hide in your hearts; God knows that you will be mindful of them; but do not make troth with them secretly without you speak honourable words. Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!

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And for you a half of what your wives leave, if they have no children; but if they have children, then for you of what they leave a fourth, after any bequest they may bequeath, or any debt. But God shall not turn towards those who do evil deeds until, when one of them is visited by death, he says, ‘Indeed now I repent,’ neither to those who die disbelieving; for them We have prepared a painful chastisement. Where, however, the original, as often enough, interposes between these leisurely periods sudden outbursts of sharp rhetoric or shapely lyric, I have called attention to such changes of mood and tempo by making corresponding variations in my own rhythmical patterns.

His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. For God gives life, and He makes to die; and God sees the things you do. There is a repertory of familiar themes running through the whole Koran; each Sura elaborates or adumbrates one or more — often many — of these.

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Those unbelievers of the People of the Book and the idolaters wish not that any good should be sent down upon you from your Lord; but God singles out for His mercy whom He will; God is of bounty abounding. Since this translation has enjoyed a very wide circulation indeed, and has been regarded by many as the standard English version, it is interesting to consider the spirit that animated its author.

Retrieved 29 February The evidence rather shews, that in all he did and wrote, Muhammed was actuated by a sincere desire to deliver his countrymen from the grossness of its debasing idolatries — that he was urged on by an intense desire to proclaim that great truth of koraj Unity of the Godhead which had taken full possession of his own soul — that the end to be attained justified to his mind the means he adopted in the production of his Suras — that he worked agthur up into a belief that he had received a divine call — and that he was carried on by the force of circumstances, and by gradually increasing successes, to believe himself the accredited messenger of Heaven.

The Woman Tested Forget not to be bountiful one towards another. Surely God is All-hearing, All-knowing. And Joseph said, She asked me to lie with her. The Ring of the Dove, by Ibn Hazmtr. And well you know there were those among you that transgressed the Sabbath, and We said to them, ‘Be you apes, miserably slinking!


So pardon them, and pray forgiveness for them, and take counsel with them in the affair; and when thou art resolved, put thy trust in Johhn surely God loves those who put their trust.

That, because jonh say, ‘There is no way over us as to the common arberdy.

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And it will be that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained. Women have such honourable rights as obligations, but their men have a degree above them; God is All-mighty, All-wise.

His most outstanding work was the English translation of the Koran, which superseded all previous efforts in this field. But if the couple desire by mutual consent and consultation to wean, then it is no fault in them.

How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither have I been unchaste? I will create for you out of clay as the likeness of a bird; then I will breathe into it, and it will be a bird, by the leave of God.

Surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day and the ship that runs in the sea with profit to men, and the water God sends down from heaven therewith reviving the earth after it is dead and His scattering abroad in it all manner of crawling thing, and the turning about of the winds and the clouds compelled between heaven and earth — surely there are signs for a people having understanding.

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And when his Lord tested Abraham with certain words, and he fulfilled them. The likeness of him is as the likeness of a smooth rock on which is soil, and a torrent smites it, and leaves it barren.

God gives the kingship to whom He will; and God is All-embracing, All-knowing. They will question thee korah the monthly course. And those that believe, and do deeds of righteousness — those are the inhabitants of Paradise; there they shall dwell forever. Religion in the Middle Easted. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet,