The Holy Qur'an

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Wordsworth Editions, 2000 - Religion - 537 pages
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Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an (also known as The Koran) is the sacred book of Islam. It is the word of God whose truth was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. As it was revealed, so it was committed to memory by his companions, though written copies were also made by literate believers during the lifetime of the Prophet.

The first full compilation was by Abu Bakar, the first Caliph, and it was then recompiled in the original dialect by the third Caliph Uthman, after the best reciters had fallen in battle. Muslims believe that the truths of The Holy Qur'an are fully and authentically revealed only in the original classical Arabic. However, as the influence of Islam grows and spreads to the modern world, it is recognised that translation is an important element in introducing and explaining Islam to a wider audience.

This translation, by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, is considered to be the most faithful rendering available in English.

 

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Contents

AlFatihah The Opening
3
AlBaqarah The Heifer
4
Al Imran The Family of Itnran
39
AnNisa The Women
60
AlMaidah The Table Spread
81
AlAnam The Cattle
97
AlAraf The Heights
115
AlAnfal The Spoils of War
136
AlHashr The Mustering
476
AlMumtahanah The Examined One
479
AsSaff The Ranks
482
AlJumuah Friday
484
AlMunafiqun The Hypocrites
486
AtTaghabun The Mutual Loss and Gain
488
AtTalaq Divorce
490
AtTahrim Prohibition
492

AtTawbah The Repentance
144
Yunus Jonah
159
Hud
170
YusufJoseph
182
ArRad The Thunder
194
Ibrahim Abraham
200
AlHijr The Rocky Tract
206
AnNahl Bm
212
AlIsra The Night Journey
224
AlKahf Tlie Cave
235
Mary am Mary
246
Ta Ha
253
AlAnbiya The Prophets
263
AlHajj The Pilgrimage
271
AlMuminun The Believers
279
AnNur The Light
287
AlFurqan The Criterion
295
AshShuara The Poets
301
AnNaml The Ants
312
AlQasas The Narrations
320
AlAnkabOt The Spider
329
ArRum The Romans
336
Luqman
342
AsSajdah The Prostration
346
AlAhzab The Confederates
349
Saba Sheba
357
AlFatir The Originator
363
Ya Sin
368
AsSaffat Those Ranged in Ranks
374
Sad
382
AzZumar The Crowds
388
AlMumin The Believer
396
Fussilat Expounded
404
AshShura Consultation
410
AzZukhruf The Gold Adornments
416
AdDukhan The Smoke
423
AlJathiyah The Kneeling Down
426
AlAhqaf Winding Sandtracts
430
Muhammad
434
AlFath The Victory
438
AlHujurat The Inner Apartments
442
Qaf
445
AdhDhariyat The Winds That Scatter
448
AtTur The Mount
452
AnNajm The Star
455
AlQamar The Moon
458
ArRahman The Most Gracious
461
AlWaqiah The Inevitable
465
AlHadid The Iron
469
AIMujadilah The Pleading
473
AlMulk The Dominion
494
AlQalam The Pen
497
AlHaqqah The Sure Reality
500
AlMaarij The Ways of Ascent
503
Nuh Noah
505
AlJinn The Spirits
507
AIMuzzammil The Enfolded One
509
AlMuddaththir The One Wrapped Up
511
AlQiyamah The Resurrection
514
AlInsan Man
516
AlMursalat Those Sent Forth
518
AnNaba The Great News
520
AnNaziat Those Who Tear Out
522
Abasa He Frowned
524
AtTakwir The Folding Up
526
AlInfitar The Cleaving Asunder
528
AlMutaffifin The Dealers in Fraud
529
AlInshiqaq The Rending Asunder
531
AlBuruj The Constellations
532
AtTariq The Night Visitant
533
AlAla The Most High
534
AlGhashiyah The Overwhelming Event
535
AlFajr The Break of Day
536
AIBalad The City 538
90
AshShams The Sun 539
91
AlLayl The Night 540
92
AdDuha The Glorious Morning Light 541
93
AshSharh The Expansion of the Breast 542
94
AtTin The Fig 543
95
AlAlaq The Clinging Clot 544
96
AlQadr The Night of Power or Honour 545
97
AlBayyinah The Clear Evidence 546
98
AzZalzalah The Earthquake 547
99
AlAdiyat The Chargers 548
100
AlQariah The Great Calamity 549
101
AtTakathur The Piling Up 550
102
AlAsr The Time 551
103
AlHumazah The Scandalmonger 552
104
AlFil The Elephant 553
105
Quraysh The Quraysh 554
106
AlMaun The Neighbourly Assistance 555
107
AlKawthar Abundance 556
108
AlKafirun Those Who Reject Faith 557
109
no AnNasr The Help 558
110
AlMasad The Plaited Rope 559
111
AlIkhlas Purity of Faith 560
112
AlFalaq The Daybreak 561
113
AnNas Mankind 562
114
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