Arthur John Arberry FBA was a respected British orientalist. A prolific scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the Texts chosen and translated by A.J. Arberry; introduction, notes and glossary. The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . Koran Interpreted V. 1 has 6 ratings and 1 review. Darrell said: Taught a class on this reading about the what the Quran says about itself. seemingly 30%.

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Surely God is All- mighty, All-wise. It is easy for Me.

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True piety is this: And the birth-pangs surprised her by the trunk of the palm-tree. O believers, prescribed for you is the Fast, even as it was prescribed for those that were before you wj haply you will okran godfearing — for days numbered; and if any of you be sick, or if he be on a journey, then a number of other days; and for those who are able to fast, a redemption by feeding a poor man. Alex Livingston marked it as to-read May 17, This book is not yet featured zj Listopia.

Ali Raza marked it as to-read Sep 02, But the likeness of those who expend their wealth, seeking God’s good pleasure, and to confirm themselves, is as the likeness of a garden upon a hill; a torrent smites it and it yields its produce twofold; if no torrent smites it, yet dew; and God sees the things you do.

How can you disbelieve, seeing you have God’s signs recited to you, and His Messenger among you? Michael Lloyd-Billington koan it really liked it Oct 09, They will question thee concerning the holy month, and fighting in it. The writers of the Romish communion; in particular, are so far from having done any service in their refutations of Mohammedanism, that by endeavouring to defend their idolatry and other superstitions, they have rather contributed to the increase of that aversion which agberry Mohammedans in general have to the Christian religion, and given them great advantages in the dispute.

And if you desire to arherry nursing for your children, it is no fault in you provide you hand over what you have given honourably; and fear God, and know that God sees the things you do. It is the duty of all men towards God to come to the House a pilgrim, if he is able to make his way there.

And when We took compact with you, and raised over you the Mount: Guide us in the straight path, the path of a whom Thou hast blessed, not of those against whom Thou art wrathful, nor of those who are astray. So God makes clear His signs for you; haply you will understand.

And remember in the book of the Koran the story of Mary; when she retired from her family to a place towards korna east, and took a veil to conceal herself from them; and we sent our spirit Gabriel unto her, and he appeared unto her in the shape of a perfect man.


His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpretedis one of the most prominent written by a non- Muslim scholar, and widely respected amongst academics.

So marry them, with their people’s leave, and give them their wages honourably as women in wedlock, not as in licence or taking lovers. The truth comes from thy Lord; then be not among the doubters. And let not either writer or witness be pressed; or if you do, that is ungodliness in you. Forget not to be bountiful one towards another. It abounds in inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and was inspired by hostile intention; nevertheless it served as the foundation of the earliest translations into modem European idioms.

God warns you that you beware of Him, and unto God is the homecoming. So eat and drink and be of good cheer; and if thou see of mankind any one, But if; on the other hand, it was a Book carefully concocted from various sources, and with much extraneous aid, and published as a divine oracle, then it would seem that the author is at once open to the charge of the grossest imposture, and even of impious blasphemy.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The more insight we obtain, from undoubted historical sources, into the actual character of Muhammad, the less reason do we find to justify the strong vituperative language poured out upon his head by ‘Maracci, Prideaux, and others, in recent days, one of whom has found, in the Byzantine “Maometis”, the number of the Beast!

Arthur John Arberry

Whoso desires the reward of this world, We will give him of this; and whoso desires the reward of the other world, We will give him of that; and We will recompense the thankful.

Shatha marked it as to-read Oct 16, And if thou meetest any mortal, say: Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee, This edition was available to the worthy lawyer George Sale, when he set himself the task of replacing Alexander Ross’s translation of Du Ryer; he also had at his disposal a new Latin rendering made by Father Maracci, which appeared at Padua in The Woman Tested As for the unbelievers, their riches will not avail them, neither their children, aught against God; those — they shall be fuel for the Fire like Pharaoh’s folk, and the people before them, who cried lies to Our signs; God seized them because of their sins; God is terrible in retribution.

But if one of you trusts another, let him who is trusted deliver his trust, and let him fear God his Lord. God shall turn only towards those who do evil in ignorance, then shortly repent; God will return towards those; God is All-knowing, All-wise.

The Koran Interpreted: A Translation – A. J. Arberry – Google Books

korwn No other book ever written, with the possible exception of the Bible, has so dramatically influenced the course of civilization as the Koran. Many of the People of the Book wish they might restore you as unbelievers, after you have believed, in the jealousy of their souls, after the truth has become clear to them; yet do you pardon and be forgiving, till God brings His command; truly God is powerful over everything.


Now arrberry men there are who say, ‘Our Lord, give arbrery us in this world’; such men shall have no part in the world to come. Absolutely beautiful prose hampered by having no footnotes whatsoever — not recommended for someone who has never read the Qur’an – but if you have enjoy! Eat therefore, and drink, and be comforted; and if thou shouldst see any mortal, say, ‘I have vowed to the All- merciful a fast, and today I will not speak to any man’.

The Koran Interpreted

We have seen thee turning thy face about in the heaven; now We will surely turn thee to a direction that shall satisfy thee. O believers, expend of the good things you have earned, and of that We have produced for you from the earth, and intend not the corrupt of it for your expending; for you would never take it yourselves, except you closed an eye on it; and know that God is All-sufficient, All-laudable.

Shema marked it as to-read Dec 10, God loves not the aggressors. But the result is not the Glorious Koran, that inimitable symphony, the very sounds of which move men to tears and ecstasy. Those that sell God’s covenant, and their oaths, for a little price, there shall be no share for them in the world to come; God shall not speak to them neither look on them on the Resurrection Day, neither will He purify them; and for them awaits a painful chastisement.

God is not ashamed to strike a similitude even of a gnat, or aught above it. Lord, said Joseph, she sollicited me, that Infant which is in the Cradle, and of thy Parentage shall be witness: Receive Thou this from me; Thou hearest, and knowest.

Such men might never enter them, save in fear; for them is degradation in the present world, and in the world to come a mighty chastisement. Nevertheless Picktball’s version is not free of errors.

Gypsy added it Mar 03, And those who answered God and the Messenger after the wound had smitten them — to all those of them who did good and feared God, shall be a mighty wage; those to whom the people said, ‘The people have gathered against you, therefore fear them’, but it increased them in faith, and they said, ‘God is sufficient for us; an excellent Guardian is He.