RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 46810590 LA Arabic text with parallel English translation. T1 Al-Qurʻān : a contemporary translation A1 Ali, Ahmed,, PB Princeton University Press PP Princeton, N.J. YR 2001 SN 0691074992 9780691074993 AB "This bilingual edition of the Qur'ān, the Holy Book of Islam, was first published in the United States in 1988. Ahmed Ali, the distinguished Pakistani novelist, poet, critic, and diplomat, presents this elegant and poetic translation in a contemporary and living voice. On each page, the original Arabic and the translated English sit side by side, encouraging the reader to draw from both texts. Professor Ali also includes notes where necessary, providing the full meaning of each word and phrase. This accessible volume is truly essential for both scholars and followers of Islam"--Back cover.