The Koran

The Koran With a Parallel Arabic Text

Extensively revised edition

Paperback (01 May 2014) | English,Arabic

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Synopsis

N. J. Dawood's masterful translation of the Koran, with parallel Arabic text

'Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original' The Times

The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world's most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But, above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God and His apostle.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141393841
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Extensively revised edition
DEWEY: 297.122521
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English,Arabic
Number of pages: xvii, 613
Weight: 598g
Height: 235mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 29mm