This is a Modern English reading of the interpretations and meanings of the Holy Qur'an, based on interpretations of the meaning by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan.
To understand the complete meaning and spiritual messages, we recommend that listeners learn Arabic and read in the language of the Holy Qur'an. The Holy Qur'an is best learned with teachers and study circles.
This production in the English language is only an interpretation of the Arabic.
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It's well written and performed but it's not a good translation. It's okay for getting a general sense of the Qur'an but there are important points (attitudes towards violence, other religions, etc.) which are confusing in this translation. And some less sensational issues that are more clearly wrong.
It does capture some of the beauty of the Qur'an.
Not a bad starting place for an English overview. Combined with _Muhammad_ by Martin Lings but don't take it as truly representing Islamic beliefs.
I plan on listening again, at the latest next month of Ramadan, but likely before that on my commutes to work.
This isn't only the best english reading of the Quran I have found, it is kind of the only one, at least the only decent one. Worth listening if you have an interest in Islam and western religions, certainly has some entertaining and informative bits. Overall though probably wouldn't recommend the audiobook, the book is quite repetitive and hard to follow. Probably better to read if you are really interested in it. As far as the 'story' goes it has some interesting 'historical' information and many sayings and laws. Its quite short compared to the bible, and actually has many similarities as well, such as certain stories and such. Generally the message is the same as the old testament. It does emphasize the bad things that will happen to you if you don't follow the rules quite more significantly than the bible though, such as hell. I guess they had figured out by that time it was a good way to get people to do what you want.
I am indeed a polytheist, but believe in one God if you can understand that. Much like Pi in the "Life of Pi" I adore the love and inspiration found within all the Divine teachings. Many paths to enlightenment. All beautiful flowers on the branches of the one tree of life. One loving God, one human family. Peace.
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