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    Description'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.

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    The Qur'an
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by M. a. S. Abdel Haleem
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192805485
    ISBN 10: 0192805487

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47, 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: BP109
    DC22: 297.122521, 297.1/22521
    BISAC V2.8: REL041000
    LC classification: BP109 2004
    Thema V1.0: QRP
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    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2004
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    Author Information
    Muhammad Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt, and learned the Qur'an by heart from childhood. Educated at al-Azhar, Cairo, and Cambridge Universities, he has taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at Cambridge and London Universities since 1966, including courses in advanced translation and the Qur'an. He is now Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is also working on An Introduction to the Qur'an and English Translations of the Qur'an: The Making of An Image. He is the Editor of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies and the London Qur'an Studies series.
    Review quote
    Haleem knows the text by heart. His intimacy with it shows in the brevity and intuitive intelligence of his solutions. Tim Winter, Times Literary Supplement