What is in the Quran?: Message of the Quran in Simple English (Revised Edition)
Abdur Raheem Kidwai
  • ISBN : 9789388653237
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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What is in the Quran? Message of the Quran in Simple English presents the meaning and message of the entire Quran in clear, easy-to-understand English. Apart from the translation of the Quranic text into simple English, it also contains brief explanatory notes for those new to the Quran and Islam, which help in following better the contents of the Quran. This revised and expanded edition carries more than 400 explanatory notes, including 200 new ones, which elucidate things Quranic. This work introduces to readers the Quranic worldview, particularly, its position on such current issues as gender parity, peaceful coexistence, pluralism, social relationships with family and friends, and reaching out to the underprivileged. This work stands apart from those generally available English translations of the Quran which, being too literal or sectarian, hinder readers from understanding the Quran, the most widely read book in the world. It has all along been the book of guidance and law for billions of people and stands out as a literary masterpiece par excellence in Arabic, which has set the hallmarks of the Arabic language and literature. The extensive subject index in this book will help readers locate easily what the Quran says, as for example, on women, social relations, peaceful coexistence, morals and manners, death and the afterlife, messengers of God, Islamic beliefs and practices, religious duties, charity, forgiveness, and the concept and attributes of God in Islam. Many of the existing translations of the Quran, being literal, fail to convey the message of the Quran. This book attempts to present in simple, fluent English the paraphrase of the meaning and message of the Quran, without claiming to be an exact translation. It, however, does not deviate from the intended meaning of the Quranic text. This new translation, together with its brief explanatory notes and bibliography, will help those who are new to the Quran and Islam.