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What is in the Quran? Revised & Expanded Edition

What is in the Quran? Revised & Expanded Edition

What is in the Quran? Revised & Expanded Edition

Message of the Quran in Simple English

  • By: Abdur Raheem Kidwai

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ISBN: 9789388653237

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2020

Pages: 436

Size: 159 x 242 mm

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide


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.

Target Audience:

It will serve as a reference guide to the students/researchers of Qur?anic Studies and Islamic Studies. It attempts to present in simple, fluent English the paraphrase of the meaning and message of the Quran. It is supplemented with brief explanatory notes especially for those new to the Quran or Islam.



Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition

Surah 1 al-Fatihah

Surah 2 al-Baqarah

Surah 3 Ali-Imran

Surah 4 al-Nisa

Surah 5 al-Maidah

Surah 6 al-Anam

Surah 7 al-Araf

Surah 8 al-Anfal

Surah 9 al-Tawbah

Surah 10 Yunus

Surah 11 Hud

Surah 12 Yusuf

Surah 13 al-Raad

Surah 14 Ibrahim

Surah 15 al-Hijr

Surah 16 al-Nahl

Surah 17 Al-Isra

Surah 18 al-Kahf

Surah 19 Maryam

Surah 20 Ta Ha

Surah 21 al-Anbiya

Surah 22 al-Hajj

Surah 23 al-Muminun

Surah 24 al-Nur

Surah 25 al-Furqan

Surah 26 al-Shu?ara

Surah 27 al-Naml

Surah 28 al-Qasas

Surah 29 al-Ankabut

Surah 30 al-Rum

Surah 31 Luqman

Surah 32 al-Sajdah

Surah 33 al-Ahzab

Surah 34 Saba

Surah 35 Fatir

Surah 36 Ya Sin

Surah 37 al-Saffat

Surah 38 Saad

Surah 39 al-Zumar

Surah 40 al-Mumin

Surah 41 Fussilat

Surah 42 al-Shura

Surah 43 al-Zukhruf

Surah 44 al-Dukhan

Surah 45 al-Jathiyah

Surah 46 al-Ahqaf

Surah 47 Muhammad

Surah 48 al-Fath

Surah 49 al-Hujurat

Surah 50 Qaf

Surah 51 al-Dhariyat

Surah 52 al-Tur

Surah 53 al-Najm

Surah 54 al-Qamar

Surah 55 al-Rahman

Surah 56 al-Waqiah

Surah 57 al-Hadid

Surah 58 al-Mujadalah

Surah 59 al-Hashr

Surah 60 al-Mumtahinah

Surah 61 al-Saff

Surah 62 al-Jumuah

Surah 63 al-Munafiqun

Surah 64 al-Taghabun

Surah 65 al-Talaq

Surah 66 al-Tahrim

Surah 67 al-Mulk

Surah 68 al-Qalam

Surah 69 al-Haqqah

Surah 70 al-Maarij

Surah 71 Nuh

Surah 72 al-Jinn

Surah 73 al-Muzzammil

Surah 74 al-Muddaththir

Surah 75 al-Qiyamah

Surah 76 al-Dahr

Surah 77 al-Mursalat

Surah 78 al-Naba

Surah 79 al-Naziat

Surah 80 Abasa

Surah 81 al-Takwir

Surah 82 al-Infitar

Surah 83 al-Mutaffifin

Surah 84 al-Inshiqaq

Surah 85 al-Buruj

Surah 86 al-Tariq

Surah 87 al-Aala

Surah 88 al-Ghashiyah

Surah 89 al-Fajr

Surah 90 al-Balad

Surah 91 al-Shams

Surah 92 al-Layl

Surah 93 al-Zuha

Surah 94 al-Sharh

Surah 95 al-Tin

Surah 96 al-Alaq

Surah 97 al-Qadr

Surah 98 al-Bayyinah

Surah 99 al-Zilzal

Surah 100 al-Adiyat

Surah 101 al-Qariah

Surah 102 al-Takathur

Surah 103 al-Asr

Surah 104 al-Humazah

Surah 105 al-Fil

Surah 106 Quraysh

Surah 107 al-Maun

Surah 108 al-Kawthar

Surah 109 al-Kafirun

Surah 110 al-Nasr

Surah 111 al-Lahab

Surah 112 al-Ikhlas

Surah 113 al-Falaq

Surah 114 al-Nas





About the Author:

Abdur Raheem Kidwai is Professor of English and Director of the UGC Human Resource Development Centre; and Director of the K.A. Nizami Quranic Centre, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He is also the Visiting Fellow at the School of English, University of Leicester, UK. He has a special interest in the English translations of the Quran. The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, commissioned him to write this substantial work on the subject: The Bibliography of the English Translations of the Quran: 1649-2002: A Critical Study (2007). Moreover, his other significant works on the subject are Translating the Untranslatable: A Critical Guide to 60 English Translations of the Quran (2011) and God's Word, Man's Interpretations: A Critical Study of the 21st Century English Translation of the Quran (2018) offer analytical reviews on all the complete English translations. His other works on Islam and the Quran are: The Quran: Essential Teachings (2006), 365 Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (2014), Daily Wisdom (2013-17) (A series of three books presenting selections from the Quran, Hadith and prayers) and Image of the Prophet Muhammad in English Literature (2018). Prof. Kidwai has previously published six other books with Viva: Literary Orientalism: A Companion (2013), Perspectives on National Integration (2013), New Directions in Higher Education (2014), Orientalism in English Literature: Perception of Islam and Muslims (2016), Believing and Belonging (2016) and Criticism and Counter Criticism (2017).

His reviews on the books on Islam, especially the Quran have appeared in such reputed journals as The Muslim World Book Review, Leicester, UK; Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies, UK; Islamic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan; The Journal of Quranic Studies, Madina, Saudi Arabia; Insights, Islamabad, Pakistan; Aligarh Journal of Quranic Studies, etc. He has also delivered lectures on the English translations of the Quran at the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham, UK and Mauritius.


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