Holy Qur'An: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Text

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Kitab Bhavan, 2001 - Religion - 1922 pages
"The Holy Quran in original Arabic Text with an English translation and commentary by Abdullah Yusuf Ali" is a valuable and comprehensive edition of the Quran that provides readers with a deeper understanding of the holy text of Islam. One of the key features of this edition is the inclusion of the original Arabic text of the Quran, which is presented in clear and readable script. This is important because the Quran is considered the word of God in the Arabic language, and it is essential for scholars and students of Islam to be able to read and understand the text in its original form. In addition to the Arabic text, this edition also includes an accurate English translation, which is widely regarded as one of the most accessible and reliable translations available. Abdullah Yusuf Ali was a highly respected scholar and translator of the Quran, and his translation has been praised for its clarity, accuracy, and faithfulness to the original text. What makes this edition unique is its detailed commentary, which covers a wide range of topics, including historical context, Islamic theology, and moral teachings. The commentary is essential for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Quran, as it provides valuable insights into the meaning and significance of each verse. The importance of commentary in the Holy Quran cannot be overstated. The Quran is a highly complex and multi-layered text, and many of its verses require interpretation and contextualisation. Commentary helps to provide clarity and understanding, and it is essential for scholars and students of Islam to study the Quran alongside commentary. Furthermore, this edition is newly composed and printed using advanced printing machines, which ensures that the text is clear and sharp, making it easier for readers to engage with the text and commentary.

About the author (2001)

Abdullah Yusuf Ali was born on 4 April 1872, in Surat, a textile town in Gujarat, Western India, which formed part of the 'Presidency of Mumbai' in the days of Raj. He belonged to a mercantile community known as the Bohras, who trace their Muslim ancestry to the efforts of preachers dispatched by the Fatimid caliphs in Cairo. His father, a merchant, was a very religious man who made sure that his son learned Qur'an before anything else. Upon the completion of young Yusuf's committing the entire Qur'an to memory, his father celebrated the occasion with a grand banquet, thus showing to his son the importance of his achievement and the importance of the Qur'an. In addition to studying contemporary knowledge at school, "Abdullah continued to receive lessons in Arabic language and never ceased in his studies of the Qur'an.

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