The Meaning of the Glorious Qur'an : Explanatory Translation

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IDCI publishing; 2011, condition: very good

The Qur'an is the inimitable and direct Word of God. It was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over twenty-three years, who faithfully transmitted it to humanity in the seventh century. Since then the text and meaning of the Qur'an has been preserved, word for word, exactly as it was fourteen hundred years ago. It is a Book of Guidance for all mankind with a central message of God's Oneness. Yet, it has several layers of meaning and beauty that are easily lost in translation.

This is Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall (1875-1936) classic translation of the Meaning of the Glorious Qur'an. Pickthall, an English who embraced Islam in 1917 traveled widely in the Muslim World. He worked for 15 years with Muslims in the Indian subcontinent as editor of Islamic Culture. Later he served as imam of the London Mosque (Notting Hill).