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Translation of Quran Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Translation of Quran Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

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THE QURANT
HE
Q
URAN
,
a book which brings glad tidings to mankind alongwith divine admonition, stresses the importance of man’s discoveryof truth on both spiritual and intellectual planes.Every book has its objective and the objective of the Quran is tomake man aware of the Creation plan of God. That is, to tell manwhy God created this world; what the purpose is of settling man onearth; what is required from man in his pre-death life span, and whathe is going to confront after death. The purpose of the Quran is tomake man aware of this reality, thus serving to guide man on hisentire journey through life into the after-life.The main themes of the Quran are enlightenment, closeness toGod, peace and spirituality. The Quran uses several terms,
tawassum
,
tadabbur 
, and
tafakkur 
, which indicate the learning of lessonsthrough reflection, thinking and contemplation on the signs of Godscattered across the world. The present translation of the Quran has been done keeping in mind these very themes.
 
M
AULANA
W
AHIDUDDIN
HAN
,
born in 1925 at Azamgarh in India,is an Islamic spiritual scholar who is well versed in both classicalIslamic learning and modern science. The mission of his life froma very early stage has been the establishment of world-wide peace.To this end he has devoted much time and effort to the developmentof a complete ideology of peace and non-violence based on theteachings of the Quran. In the course of his research, the Maulanacame to the conclusion that the need of the hour was to presentIslamic teachings in the style and language of the present day.Keeping this ideal consistently before him, he has written over 200 books on Islam. In 1983, he wrote a commentary on the Quran, theArabic version of which was published by Darel Wafa, Cairo as
al-Tadhkir al-Qawim fi Tafsir al-Quran al-Hakim
. To cater toinquisitive minds and the needs of the spiritually inclined, theMaulana established at New Delhi in 2001 the Centre for Peace andSpirituality. His most recent publications are,
The Ideology of  Peace, God Arises
and
Muhammad, the Prophet for All Humanity
.
F
ARIDA
HANAM
,
the daughter of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan,holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. She is currently an associate professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University at New Delhi. She haswritten and translated a number of books on Islam.
 
THE QURAN
Translated by
MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN
 Edited by
FARIDA KHANAM
GOODWORD BOOKS

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