Buy The Koran Interpreted: A Translation 1st Touchstone Ed by Arthur J. Arberry ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. 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.

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And whatever good you expend, surely God has knowledge of it.

Arthur Arberry himself is not different than any other infidel when it comes to belief, he explicitly notes in the book: And do not confound the truth with vanity, and do not conceal the truth wittingly. Want to Read saving…. 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.

And do not marry women that your fathers married, unless it be a thing of the past; surely that is indecent and hateful; an evil way.

Apr 05, Paul Wick rated it really liked it. Born at Portsmouth on 12 Mayhe went to Cambridge University in with a classics scholarship and subsequently studied Persian and Arabic with R. The likeness of him is as the likeness of a smooth rock on which is soil, and a torrent smites kpran, and leaves it barren.

Absolutely beautiful prose hampered by having no footnotes whatsoever — not recommended for someone who has never read the Qur’an – but if you have enjoy!


This We recite to thee of signs and wise remembrance. Selected pages Title Page. Abrogation Arberrj narratives Esoteric interpretation Hermeneutics Persons related to verses.

The Koran Interpreted by A.J. Arberry

The srthur authority to whose opinion recourse was had was no other than that revered Shaikh al-Azhar, His Excellency Mustafa al-Maraghi, whom I have also had the privilege of knowing. No trivia or quizzes yet. And mention thy Lord oft, and give glory at evening and dawn.

I will create for you out of clay as the likeness of a bird; then I will breathe arbwrry it, and it will be a bird, by the leave of God. Thou art not responsible for guiding them; but God guides whomsoever He will.

God blots out usury, but freewill offerings He augments with interest.

Whosoever holds fast to God, he is guided to a straight path. Andrew Phillips marked it as to-read Feb 12, Then unto Me shall you return, and I will decide between you, as to what you were at variance on. II THE COW In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate AlifLam Mini 1 That is the Book, wherein is no doubt, a guidance to the godfearing who believe in the Unseen, and perform the prayer, and expend of that We have provided them; who believe in what has been sent down to thee and what has been sent down before thee, and have faith in the Hereafter; those are upon guidance from their Lord, those are the ones who prosper.

God has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a covering, and there awaits them a mighty chastisement. More Tales from the Masnavitr. Forget not to be bountiful one towards another. The truth comes from thy Lord; then be not among the doubters.

Our Lord, whomsoever Thou admittest into the Fire, Thou wilt have abased; and the evildoers shall have no helpers.


And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. As for the unbelievers, I will chastise them with a terrible chastisement arberry this world and the next; they shall have no helpers.

Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is God’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers. Chi Zhang marked it as to-read Dec 13, What, have you no reason?

What do they look for, but that God shall come to them in the cloud — shadows, and the angels?

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Have you no understanding? He published some twenty books in Islamic studies during his lifetime, many dealing with mysticism and poetry. It is adthur to the truth to say that he was a great though imperfect character, an earnest though mistaken teacher, and that many of his mistakes and imperfections were the result of circumstances, of temperament, and constitution; and that there must be elements both of truth and goodness in the system of which he was the main author, to account for the world-wide phenomenon, that whatever may be the intellectual inferiority if such is, indeed, the fact of the Muslim races, the influence of his teaching, aided, it is true, by the vast impulse given to it by the victorious arms of his followers, has now lasted for nearly thirteen centuries, and embraces more arbedry one hundred millions of our race — more than one-tenth part of the inhabitants of the globe.

And when his Lord tested Abraham with certain words, and he fulfilled them. So it will be.