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al-Qurʼān : a contemporary translation

Author: Ahmed Ali
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd rev. ed., corr. edView all editions and formats
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"This English translation of the Qur'an was first published in 1984 in Karachi, Pakistan. Ahmed Ali, the distinguished Pakistani novelist, diplomat, and poet, presents the Muslims' Holy Book in a bilingual edition. Available for the first time in paperback, the translation renders the original in a contemporary and accessible voice."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed Ali
ISBN: 0691073295 9780691073293 0691020469 9780691020464
OCLC Number: 17108599
Language Note: Translation of: al-Qurʼān. Arabic & English in parallel columns.
Notes: Translation of: al-Qurʼān.
Arabic & English in parallel columns.
Includes indexes.
Description: 572 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
By Way of Preface --
1. The Prologue --
2. The Cow --
3. The Family of Imran --
4. The Women --
5. The Feast --
6. The Cattle --
7. Wall Between Heaven and Hell --
8. Spoils of War --
9. Repentance --
10. Jonah --
11. Hud --
12. Joseph --
13. Thunder --
14. Abraham --
15. Al-Hijr --
16. The Bees --
17. The Children of Israel --
18. The Cave --
19. Mary --
20. Ta Ha --
21. The Prophets --
22. The Pilgrimage --
23. The True Believers --
24. The Light --
25. The Criterion --
26. The Poets --
27. An-Naml --
28. The History --
29. The Spider --
30. The Romans --
31. Luqman --
32. As-Sajdah --
33. The Allied Troops --
34. Sheba --
35. The Originator --
36. Ya Sin --
37. Who Stand Arrayed in Rows --
38. Sad --
39. The Small Groups --
40. The Believer --
41. Adoration --
42. Consultation --
43. Ornaments of Gold --
44. Smoke --
45. Kneeling --
46. Al-Ahqaf --
47. Muhammad --
48. Victory --
49. Apartments --
50. Qaf --
51. The Dispersing --
52. The Mount --
53. The Star --
54. The Moon --
55. Ar-Rahman --
56. The Inevitable --
57. Iron --
58. The Disputant --
59. Confrontation --
60. The Woman Tried --
61. Formations --
62. The Congregation --
63. The Hypocrites --
64. Exposition --
65. Divorce --
66. Prohibition --
67. The Kingdom --
68. The Pen --
69. The Concrete Reality --
70. The Steps --
71. Noah --
72. The Jinns --
73. The Enwrapped --
74. The Enfolded --
75. The Resurrection --
76. Time --
77. The Emissaries --
78. The Announcement --
79. Those Who Pull and Withdraw --
80. He Made a Wry Face --
81. The Folding up --
82. The Splitting --
83. The defrauders --
84. The Cleaving --
85. Signs of the Zodiac --
86. The Night Star --
87. The Most High --
88. The Overpowering --
89. The Dawn --
90. The Earth --
91. The Sun --
92. The Night --
93. Early Hours of Morning --
94. The Opening Up --
95. The Fig --
96. The Embryo --
97. Determination --
98. The Clear Proof --
99. The Earthquake --
100. The Chargers --
101. The Calamity --
102. Plenitude --
103. Time and Age --
104. The Slanderer --
105. The Elephants --
106. The Quraish --
107. Things of Common Use --
108. Pre-eminence --
109. The Unbelievers --
110. Help --
111. Abu Lahab --
112. Pure Faith --
113. The Rising Day --
114. Men --
Index --
Index of Names.
Other Titles: Qurʼan.
Qurʼan.
Responsibility: by Ahmed Ali.
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"This English translation of the Qur'an was first published in 1984 in Karachi, Pakistan. Ahmed Ali, the distinguished Pakistani novelist, diplomat, and poet, presents the Muslims' Holy Book in a bilingual edition. Available for the first time in paperback, the translation renders the original in a contemporary and accessible voice."--Provided by publisher.

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