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Message of Quran - Muhammad Asad [Islam - Translation]

Message of Quran - Muhammad Asad [Islam - Translation]

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Asad's translation & interpretation of Quran is one of the most bona-fide and coherent translations.It is scrupulously referenced so he does not give his opinion rather quotes some of the greatest scholars after the manifestation of the Quran such as Zamakshari, Ibn Kathir as well as Qurtubi to name a few.

Asad's translation is the the best, undoutedly this version supercedes all others. If you are interested in the Quran, or anyone for that matter even one who understands proper Arabic I still suggest you get this book. It is a key in understanding the Quran. Regardless of whether you know or are oblivious to the Arabic tongue. THe Quran is a legacy of humanity. Regardless of whether you are a Muslim or not it has impacted on Human thought and has changed social norms as we once knew it.

It is a piece of history and very much an inlay in the fabric of humanity. The final text of the semetic religions which is said to be the synergy of all that preceeded it.
Asad's translation & interpretation of Quran is one of the most bona-fide and coherent translations.It is scrupulously referenced so he does not give his opinion rather quotes some of the greatest scholars after the manifestation of the Quran such as Zamakshari, Ibn Kathir as well as Qurtubi to name a few.

Asad's translation is the the best, undoutedly this version supercedes all others. If you are interested in the Quran, or anyone for that matter even one who understands proper Arabic I still suggest you get this book. It is a key in understanding the Quran. Regardless of whether you know or are oblivious to the Arabic tongue. THe Quran is a legacy of humanity. Regardless of whether you are a Muslim or not it has impacted on Human thought and has changed social norms as we once knew it.

It is a piece of history and very much an inlay in the fabric of humanity. The final text of the semetic religions which is said to be the synergy of all that preceeded it.

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Published by: hazelmania on Jan 17, 2009
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Foreword
READ in the name of thy Sustainer, who has created -created man out of a germ-cell!Read - for thy Sustainer is the Most Bountiful Onewho has taught [man] the use of the pen -taught man what he did not know.
With these opening verses of the ninety-sixth surah - with an allusion to man's humble biological origin as well as to his consciousness and intellect - began, early in the seventhcentury of the Chnstian era, the revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad, destinedto continue during the twenty-three years of his ministry and to end, shortly before his death,with verse 281 of the second surah:
And be conscious of the Day on which you shall be brought back unto God,whereupon every human being shall be repaid in full for what he has earned,and none shall be wronged;
Between these first and last verses (the first and the last in the chronological order of their revelation)
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unfolds a book which, more than any other single phenomenon known to us, hasfundamentally affected the religious, social and political history of the world. No other sacredscripture has ever had a similarly immediate impact upon the lives of the people who firstheard its message and, through them and the generations that followed them, on the entirecourse of civilization. It shook Arabia, and made a nation out of its perennially warring tribes;within a few decades, it spread its world-view far beyond the confines of Arabia and producedthe first ideological society known to man; through its insistence on consciousness andknowledge, it engendered among its followers a spirit of intellectual curiosity and independentinquiry, ultimately resulting in that splendid era of learning and scientific research whichdistinguished the world of Islam at the height of its cultural vigour; and the culture thusfostered by the Qur'an penetrated in countless ways and by-ways into the mind of medievalEurope and gave rise to that revival of Western culture which we call the Renaissance, andthus became in the course of time largely responsible for the birth of what is described as the"age of science": the age in which we are now living.
1 It is to be borne in mind that, in its final compilation, the Qur'an is arranged inaccordance with the inner requirements of its message as a whole, and not in thechronological order in which the individual surahs or passages were revealed.
All this was, in the final analysis, brought about by the message of the Qur'an: and it was brought about through the medium of the people whom it inspired and to whom it supplied a basis for all their ethical valuations and a direction for all their worldly endeavours: for, never has any book - not excluding the Bible - been read by so many with a comparable intensityand veneration; and never has any other book supplied to so many, and over so long a span of time, a similarly comprehensive answer to the question, "How shall I behave in order toachieve the good life in this world and happiness in the life to come?" However oftenindividual Muslims may have misread this answer, and however far many of them may have