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Arthur John Arberry FBA was a respected British orientalist. A prolific scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the Texts chosen and translated by A.J. Arberry; introduction, notes and glossary. The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . Koran Interpreted V. 1 has 6 ratings and 1 review. Darrell said: Taught a class on this reading about the what the Quran says about itself. seemingly 30%.

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Arberry’s translation has been the finest one Palmer, a poor orphan who was thought in his teens to be dying of consumption, had remarkable gifts as a translator, especially of poetry into verse; his complete rendering of the collected poems of the Egyptian Baha al-Din Zuhair testifies amply to his accomplishments, and his translation of the Koran is in its way equally remarkable.

The heir has a like duty. These are the signs of God We recite to thee in truth, and assuredly thou art of the number of the Envoys. Thou shalt not be questioned touching the inhabitants of Hell. I am the slave of Allah. If thou followest their caprices, after the knowledge that has come to thee, then thou wilt surely be among the evildoers whom We have given arbeery Book, and they recognize as they recognize their sons, even though there is a party of them conceal the truth and that wittingly.

Miracles, Prophecy fulfilled, a loving God. God is swift at the reckoning. Then your hearts became hardened thereafter and are like stones, or even yet harder; for there are stones from which rivers a gushing, and others split, so that water issues from them, and others crash down in the fear of God. A quotation or two from the translator’s address to the Christian Reader will help to illustrate the spirit in which this version was offered: When they meet those who beliieve, they say, ‘We believe’; but when they go privily to their Satans, they say, We are with you; we were only mocking.


And if you desire to exchange a wife in place of another, and you have given to zrberry a hundredweight, take of it nothing.

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Surely God is witness of the things you do. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To God belongs all that is in the heavers and earth.

Return to Arrberry Page. Such of your women as commit indecency, call four of you to witness against them; and if they witness, then detain them in their houses until death takes them or God appoints for them a way.

Lord, we believe in that Thou hast sent down, and we follow arbberry Messenger. So whosoever disbelieves in idols and believes in God, has laid hold of the most firm handle, unbreaking; God is All-hearing, All-knowing. And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee. See source text for details. And when We appointed with Moses forty nights then you took to yourselves the Calf after him and you arrberry evildoers; then We pardoned you after that, that haply you should be thankful.

The Koran, as is well known, is made up of 1 14 Suras of varing length. Have you no understanding? It may happily startle thee, to find him so to speak English, as if he had made some Conquest on the Nation; but thou wilt soon reject that fear, if thou consider that this his Alcoran the Ground-work of the Turkish Religionhath been already translated into almost all Languages in Christendom at least, the most general, as the Latin, Italian, French, etc.

He will forgive whom He will, and chastise whom He will; God is powerful over everything.

This edition was available to the worthy lawyer George Sale, when he ja himself the task of replacing Alexander Ross’s translation of Du Ryer; he also had at his disposal a new Latin rendering made by Father Maracci, which appeared at Padua in And if you divorce them before you have touched them, and you have already appointed for them a marriage -portion, then one-half of what you have appointed, unless it be they make remission, or he makes remission in whose hand is the knot of marriage; yet that you should remit is nearer to godfearing.


And I have named her Mary, and commend her to Thee with her seed, to protect them from the accursed Satan.

The Koran Interpreted by A.J. Arberry

Guard us against the chastisement of the Fire. And they worked no wrong upon Us, but themselves they wronged. Those who have been given the Book know it is the truth from their Lord; God is not heedless of the things they do. Then she pointed to him.

A believing slave is better than an idolater, though you may admire him. Marmaduke Pickthall lived many years in the East, and in the course of his career served the Nizam of Hyderabad, that learned and enlightened Muslim ruler of a State an has now been assimilated into the Republic of India.

Arthur John Arberry

So pardon them, and pray forgiveness for them, and take counsel with them in the arbeery and when thou art resolved, put thy trust in God; surely God loves those who put their trust. He has sent down upon thee the Book with the truth, confirming what was before it, and He sent down the Torah and the Gospel aforetime, as guidance to the people, and He sent down the Salvation.

Chi Zhang marked it as to-read Dec arberyr, There is a party of the People of the Book yearn to make you go astray; yet none they make to stray, except themselves, but they are not aware. God knows well him who works corruption from him who sets aright; and had He willed He would have harassed you. Lists with This Book.