The Holy Qur’an


The Holy Qur'an Author Abdullah Yusuf Ali
ISBN-10 1853267821
ISBN-13 9781853267826
Year 2001-04-05
Pages 576
Language English
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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The Holy Qur an also known as The Koran is the sacred book of Islam It is the word of God whose truth was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years As it was revealed so it was committed to memory by his companions though written copies were also made by literate believers during the lifetime of the Prophet The first full compilation was by Abu Bakar the first Caliph and it was then recompiled in the original dialect by the third Caliph Uthman after the best reciters had fallen in battle Muslims believe that the truths of The Holy Qur an are fully and authentically revealed only in the original classical Arabic However as the influence of Islam grows and spreads to the modern world it is recognised that translation is an important element in introducing and explaining Islam to a wider audience This translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali is considered to be the most faithful rendering available in English

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