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Publisher's Summary

"Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know."

The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1,400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. 

Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to listen to while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone. 

About the series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

©2004, 2005 M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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this translation took liberties I dont believe are acceptable. I advise listeners to choose another translation.

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Excellent Recitation

The recitation is clear and the pre-chapter (Surah) explanations make it easier to identify the purpose of the message. The English translation makes it easier to follow and understand. Also, the introduction to the full Quran gives a clear and understanding of the historical significance and background of the Quran. I truly like the fact that the author explains that people who wish to villainize and/or use passages for their own personal agendas, pull specific lines (Ayats) out of the whole Chapter (Surah) which does not support the Islamic teachings. Each set of lines (Ayats) are supported by other lines (Ayats) which give a full description of the meaning of the whole Surah (Chapter).

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I love the translation

the explanation before the chapter starts should be taken out, as they are derived from imam books as third party about the first party the prophet.

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Best translation I have found so far

This is by far the best translation I have found so far, it is translated very clearly and gives a lot of interesting details. I will listen to this over and over again.

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The Quran

So far it sounds like a positive message on how to live righteously so far

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The Best Audiobook Qur’an Bar None

An audiobook version of the most recommendable translation of the Holy Qur’an. An absolute must for anyone wishing to learn and understand the Islamic faith.

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Serviceable English edition.

Sura 43, 44 are combined. Helpful introduction at the start of each sura. Clear narration.

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  • 10-16-18

Beautiful Translation

Beautiful translation and the narrator has a really pleasant voice. Highly recommended for those who want to learn Quran’s translation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-19

A very good listen.

Top audio quality and an easy to follow narrator.
The introduction is very helpful, too.