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The Qur'an (Hardcover)
The Qur’an is the central religious text of Islam, believed by Muslims around the world to be the literal word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. The 114 chapters, or suras, of the Qur’an contain the narratives, moral principles, and tenets central to Islamic belief. They reveal God’s plan for man. In addition to its religious significance, The Qur’an is widely believed to be the finest work of Arabic literature.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s English-language edition is one of the most esteemed and faithful to the original text. This beautifully jacketed hardcover edition is worthy of becoming a family keepsake.
Abdulla Yusuf Ali was an Indian Islamic scholar. His translation of The Qur’an is one of the most widely used in the English-speaking world. He was born in 1872 to a wealthy merchant family in India at the time of British rule. He spoke both English and Arabic fluently and studied at several European universities. His English translation of The Qur’an was published in 1938. He remained a respected scholar in India and became the head of Islamia College in Lahore. He died in London in December 1953 and is buried in the Muslim cemetery at Brookwood in Surrey.