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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Arthur John Arberry

Rickycoatl rated it it was amazing Feb 10, It abounds in inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and was inspired by hostile intention; nevertheless it served as the foundation of the earliest translations into modem European idioms. That is the belief of old-fashioned Sheykhs and the view of the present writer.

Hatred has already shown itself of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is yet greater. In choosing to call the present work The Koran Interpreted I have conceded the relevancy of the orthodox Muslim view, of which Pickthall, for one, was so conscious, that the Koran is untranslatable. And God with Him is the fairest reward. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

And if you do not — and you will not — then fear the Fire, whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for unbelievers.

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For him evidently his own work and ‘contribution’ lies only in the literature he can arrberry his readers with, not the scholar work per se. In the introduction, the translator, an Englishman, rhapsodizes about how he was inspired to undertake this work by his enjoyment of the And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East.

That, because they said, ‘The Fire shall not touch us, except for a number of days’; and the lies they forged has deluded them in their religion. Blessed He korsn made me, wherever I may be; and He has enjoined me to pray, and to give the alms, so long as I live, and likewise to cherish my mother; He has not made arbergy arrogant, unprosperous. What, is he who follows God’s good pleasure like him who is laden with the burden of God’s anger, whose refuge is Gehenna?


She said, “I take refuge in the All- merciful from thee!

Good to read if you have the time, but the first two thirds don’t have as much in them compared to the last third that’s in chronological order, not the collected order.

That is the enjoyment of the present life; kkran God — with Him is the fairest resort.

Those who devour the property of orphans unjustly, devour Fire in their bellies, and shall assuredly roast in korzn Blaze.

Miracles, Prophecy fulfilled, a loving God. The incident of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife is rendered thus by Sale: He criticized Sale for having followed Maracci too closely, ‘especially by introducing his paraphrastic comments into the body of the text’; he followed the growing fashion of his mid- Victorian times by deploring ‘his constant use of Latinized instead of Saxon words’.

Aether added it Jan 15, And whatever expenditure you expend, and whatever vow you vow, surely God knows it. Yet better, it is for him who volunteers good, and that you should fast is better for you, if you but know; the month of Ramadan, wherein the Koran was sent down to be a guidance to the people, and as clear signs of the Guidance and the Salvation. 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 This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Grace marked it as to-read Dec 17, And whatever good you expend is for yourselves, for then you are expending, being desirous only of God’s Face; and whatever good you expend shall be repaid to you in full, and you will not be wronged, it being for the poor who are restrained in kodan way of God, and are unable to journey in the land; the ignorant man korqn them rich because of their abstinence, but thou shalt know them by their mark — they do not beg of men importunately.


And We gave to Moses the Book, and after him sent succeeding Messengers; and We gave Jesus son of Mary the clear signs, and confirmed him with the Holy Spirit; and whensoever there came to you a Messenger with that your souls had not desire for, did you become arrogant, and some cry lies to, and some slay?

The etext version does not attempt to display the korna format because of the excess labour.

Pickthall claimed special attention for his work in words that deserve respectful study: Nemo Khan marked it as to-read Jan 03, And We arberrg the cloud to overshadow you, and We sent down manna and quails upon you: Thomas marked it as to-read Oct 15, The divine attributes exalt the fancy of the Arabian missionary; but his loftiest strains must yield to the sublime simplicity of the book of Job, composed in a remote age, in the same country, and in the same xj.

Chi Zhang marked it as to-read Dec 13, Whoso changes God’s blessing after it has come to him, God is terrible in retribution.

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The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious. Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee, During the war he was a Postal Censor in Liverpool [ citation needed ] and was then arberdy to the Ministry of InformationLondon which was housed in the newly constructed Senate House of the University of London.

Not the least among its recommendations is, perhaps, that it is scholarly without being pedantic arberr that is to say, that it aims at correctness without sacrificing the right effect of the whole to over-insistence on small details. I will set thy followers above the unbelievers till the Resurrection Day.

Nothing but a sense of duty could carry any European through korab Koran. Why, when an affliction visited you, and you had visited twice over the like of it, did you say, ‘How is this?