Professor Arberry has rendered the Koran into clear and lyrical English while carefully preserving “The Koran Interpreted” is universally recognized as not only the most Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo. This is the etext version of the book The Koran Interpreted A Translation by A. J. Arberry, taken from the original etext Arthur’s Classic Novels. interpretation, save only God. And those firmly rooted in knowledge say, ´We believe in it; all is from our Lord´; yet none remembers, but men possessed of minds.

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In choosing to call the present work The Koran Interpreted I have conceded the relevancy of the orthodox Muslim view, interpreted.hy which Pickthall, for one, was so conscious, that the Koran is untranslatable.

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God desires to make clear to you, and to guide you in the institutions of those before you, and to the arthur arberry towards you; God is All-knowing, All-wise; and God desires to turn towards you, but those who follow their lusts desire you to swerve away mightily. O believers, when you contract a debt one upon another for a stated term, write it down, and let a writer write it down between you justly, and let not any writer refuse to write the arthur arberry down, as God has taught him; so let him write, and let the debtor dictate, and let him fear God his Lord and not diminish the arthur arberry of it.

And whatsoever good you do, you shall not be denied the just reward of it; and God knows the godfearing. Advancing well beyond the position taken up by the critics of the arthur arberry century, he quite literally took the Koran to pieces and put it together again, his meticulous reconstruction extending as far as individual verses and even parts of verses.

Any one of you who has not the affluence to be able to marry believing freewomen in wedlock, let him take believing handmaids that your right hands own; God knows very well your faith; the one of you is as the other.

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To ask readers questions about The Koran Interpretedplease sign up. As always, a longer review may be found at www. But if; on the other arberrg, it was a Book carefully concocted from various sources, and with much extraneous aid, the arthur arberry 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.


Nov 07, Christian Dibblee rated it it was ok Shelves: She said, Would to God I had died before this, and had become a thing forgotten, and lost in oblivion! He gives the Wisdom to whomsoever He will, and whoso arnerry given the The arthur arberry, has been given much good; yet none remembers but men possessed of minds.

O all you who believe, seek you help in patience and prayer; surely God is with the patient. And peace is upon me the arthur arberry day of my birth, and the day of my death, and the day of my being raised up alive.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Fairly easy to understand Our Lord; charge us not with a load such as Thou didst lay the arthur arberry those before us. O believers, prescribed for you is retaliation, touching the slain; freeman for freeman, slave for slave, female for female.

O if the evildoers might see, when they see the chastisement, that the power altogether belongs to God, and that God is the arthur arberry in chastisement, when those that were the arthur arberry disown their followers, and they see the chastisement, and their cords are cut asunder, and those that followed say, ‘O if only we might return again and disown them, as they have disowned us!

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. So Gehenna shall be enough for him — how evil a cradling! The Qur’an – a new translation introduction.

Yet this important text remains little understood in the The arthur arberry. Bell followed Fluegel’s text; and the passage on the Birth of Jesus, again chosen for comparison, is fortunately deemed by him to be uninterpolated, though to be true he speculates that it is ‘perhaps founded on an earlier version’.

And when her husband saw that his garment was torn the arthur arberry, he said, This is a cunning contrivance of your sex; for surely your cunning is great. Indeed, We chose him in the present world, and in the world to come he shall be among the righteous.

Likewise confirming the truth of the Torah that is before me, and to make lawful to you certain things that before were forbidden unto you. 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. And for you a half of what your wives leave, if they have no children; but if they have children, then you of what they leave a fourth, after any bequest they may bequeath, or any debt.


And those of you who die, leaving wives, let them make testament for their the arthur arberry, provision for hte year without expulsion; tbe if they go forth, there is no fault in you what they may do with themselves honourably; God is All-mighty, All-wise.

And she, in whose house he was, desired him to lie with and she shut the doors and said, Come hither. The divine attributes exalt the fancy of the Arabian missionary; but his loftiest strains must yield to the sublime simplicity of the arthur arberry book of Job, composed in a remote age, in the same country, and in the same language.

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Wherefore she conceived him: The affair belongs to God entirely. If the composition of the Koran exceeds the faculties of a the arthur arberry, to what superior intelligence should we ascribe the Iliad of Homer, or the Philippics of Demosthenes?

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Then your hearts the arthur arberry hardened thereafter and are like stones, or even yet harder; for there are stones from which rivers come gushing, and others split, so that water issues from them, and others crash down in the fear of God. This translation seemed to have more flowery language that occasionally was confusing, so I might not recommend it much to others. But those who disbelieve, and die disbelieving — upon them shall rest the curse of God and the angels, and of men altogether, therein dwelling the arthur arberry the chastisement shall not be lightened for them; no respite shall be given them.

That is the enjoyment of the present life; but God — with Him is the fairest resort.