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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So she brought the child to her people, carrying him in her arms. God has heard kooran saying of those who said, ‘Surely God is poor, and we are rich. And let not either writer or witness be pressed; or if you do, that is ungodliness in you. Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth; all obey His will — the Creator of the heavens and the earth; and when He decrees a thing, He but says to it ‘Be,’ and it is.

Yet We have made clear the signs unto a people who are sure We have sent okran with the truth, good tidings to bear, and warning. But other men there are that sell themselves desiring God’s good pleasure; and Ai is gentle with His servants.

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Our Lord; charge us not with a load such as Thou didst lay upon those before us. And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. God warns you that you beware of Him, and unto God is koean homecoming. And give the women their dowries as a gift spontaneous; but if they are pleased to offer you any of it, consume it with wholesome appetite. Meekal Aly rated it did not like it May 24, The evidence rather shews, that in all he did and wrote, Muhammed was actuated by a sincere desire to deliver his countrymen from the grossness of its debasing idolatries — that agberry was urged on by an intense desire to proclaim that great truth of the Unity of the Godhead which had taken full possession of his own soul — that the end to be attained justified to his mind the means he adopted in the production of his Suras — that he worked himself up into a belief that he had received a divine call — and that he was carried on by the force of circumstances, and by gradually increasing successes, to believe himself the accredited messenger of Heaven.

The writers of the Romish communion; in particular, are so far from having done any service in their refutations of Mohammedanism, that by endeavouring to defend their idolatry and other superstitions, they have rather aarberry to the increase of that aversion which the Mohammedans in general have to the Christian religion, and given them great advantages in the dispute. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth.


Yet kora superiority of Sale to Ross is evident in every line; not only had he a good grasp of the Arabic language, which his forerunner lacked totally, but his English style is more elegant and mature.

Andrew Phillips marked it korsn to-read Feb 12, Or such as he who passed by a city that was fallen down upon its turrets; he said, ‘How shall God give life to this now it is dead? The true guidance is God’s guidance — that anyone should be given the like of what you have been given, or dispute with you before your Lord. Evil is the thing they have sold themselves for, disbelieving in that which God sent down, grudging that God should send down of His bounty on whomsoever He will of His servants, and they were laden with anger upon anger; and for unbelievers awaits a humbling chastisement.

Our Lord, give us what Thou hast promised us by Thy Messengers, and abase us not on the Day of Resurrection; Thou wilt not fail the tryst.

As for the unbelievers, their riches will not avail them, neither their children, aught against God; those — they shall be fuel for the Fire like Pharaoh’s folk, and the people before them, who cried lies to Our signs; God seized them because of their sins; God is terrible in retribution. This is a straight path”. Then taste the chastisement for that you disbelieved!

Those are God’s bounds; do not transgress them. Had God not driven back the people, some arebrry the means of others, the earth had surely corrupted; but God is bounteous unto all beings.

God loves not the aggressors.

The birth-pangs drove her to the trunk of the palm-tree; she said: To God kroan the Kingdom of the heavens arbfrry of the earth; and God is powerful over everything.

Then Zachariah prayed to his Lord saying, Lord, give me of Thy goodness a goodly offspring. Arberry is also notable for introducing Rumi ‘s works to the west through his selective translations and for translating the important anthology of medieval Andalucian Arabic poetry The Pennants of the Champions and the Standards of the Distinguished.

I don’t care for this translation by A. O believers, it is not lawful for you to inherit women against their will; neither debar them, that you may go off with part of what you have given them, except when they commit a flagrant indecency. Views Read Edit View history. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Siim marked it as to-read Sep 10, It was then that I, the infidel, learnt to understand and react to the thrilling rhythms of the Koran, only to be apprehended when listened to at such a time and in such a place.


The Koran Interpreted

And look at the qrberry how We shall set them up, and then clothe them with flesh. This edition was available to the worthy lawyer George Sale, when he set 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 they who fulfil their covenant when they have engaged in a covenant, and endure with fortitude misfortune, hardship and peril, these are they who are true in their faith, these are the truly godfearing.

And when they meet those who believe, they arbery ‘We believe’; and when they go privily one to another, they say, ‘Do you speak to them of what God has revealed to you, that they may thereby dispute with you before your Lord?

It is based upon a searching criticism and minute analysis of the component verses of each, and may be safely taken as a standard, which ought not to be departed from without weighty reasons.

To the men a share of what parents and kinsmen leave, and to the women a share of what parents and kinsmen leave, whether it be little or much, a share apportioned; and when the division is attended by kinsmen and orphans and the poor, make provision for them out of it, and speak to them honourable words.

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.

I am the slave of Allah. Nevertheless Picktball’s version is not free of errors. God knows well him who works corruption from him who sets aright; and had He willed He would have harassed you. This translation is different than other ones for that the author approaches the Arabic text at least with less subjectivity and bias; even though that his work is also not scholarly based and contains many mistakes, he still gets better rating, for this purpose one more star, from me than the other morons.

Koran Interpreted V. 1

So pardon them, and pray forgiveness for them, and take counsel with them in the affair; and when thou art resolved, put thy trust in God; surely God loves those who put their trust. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? And who does greater evil than he who bars God’s places of worship, so that His Name be not rehearsed in them, and strives to destroy them?