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Focusing on the holy book of Islam, this translation provides both the original Arabic verse as well as extensive explanations and interpretations in modern English. It also offers a commentary on the social and historical aspects of Islam, as well as the existence and unity of God, the concept of resurrection, and other theological complexities....

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The Qur'an: With Annotated Interpretation in Modern English Reviews

  • Manny
    2019-07-21 13:46

    Have other people noticed that the Qur'an is listed here as being by Allah, whereas the Bible is by "Anonymous"? If I were a Christian, I think that would leave me feeling just a little annoyed._________________________________________Since I posted this review, the entry has been changed, and the Qur'an is now also listed as being by "Anonymous"! Well, whoever did that is a braver man or woman than I am. I admire your chutzpah. So to speak._________________________________________And now it's "Allah" again! My impression is that the Muslims and the Infidels are pretty evenly matched here. Looks like it'll be a close game._________________________________________Mere days later, and now we're back to "Anonymous"!I'm particularly impressed by the good sportsmanship both sides are displaying. Who says a religious war can't be carried out in a civilized and courteous manner?_________________________________________In a surprise move, the author has now been changed yet again to 'ALLAH "the creator" (As believed in Islam)'. Match that if you can, Infidels!_________________________________________"Anonymous" once more, but to be honest it seems rather unimaginative. Come on, Infidels, you can come up with something better than this, can't you? What would Dawkins do?_________________________________________Back to "Allah" again. I clicked on His page and was immediately confronted with some interesting options. I could become a fan! (I was surprised to see that Allah didn't have any fans. Evidently I'd been misinformed). I was also asked if He had a blog, and on reading further discovered thatAs a librarian, you can create a blog for this author even if they're not on Goodreads by adding the feed URL (Atom or RSS) of a blog they keep elsewhere. This will make summaries of their blog posts available here.Unfortunately, I don't know of any blog kept by Allah, but if I discover one I'll make sure I use this feature.Oh, and by the way He doesn't have any upcoming events either. Is this correct, or merely a reflection of the fact that He exists outside of space and time?_________________________________________Ho hum... "Anonymous" is back. He/she has written a whole lot more books than Allah, but also lacks fans. Well, that's one thing they have in common..._________________________________________Flash update: the author has now been changed to "God"!This boldly ecumenical move impresses me. God, I learn from His Homepage, is the author not only of the Quran but also of The Gospels of Jesus (KJV) with Search Every Verse Navigation, Optimized for E-Readers, where He is credited as the author and King James as the translator. He has not written any other books. Well, I've never pretended to understand theology, but I recognize new thinking when I see it. I hope someone more competent than I am is already preparing an exegesis.The page ends with the following rather intriguing prayer:Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite God to Goodreads._________________________________________I'm disappointed to say that we've now got "Anonymous" again. Whoever did that should be ashamed of themselves. "God" was inspired, this is just dull.What other possible candidates could there be? Muhammad (PBUH)? The Angel Gabriel? Abu Bakr? Muhammad (PBUH), Bakr, Uthman and Hafsa? We need some fresh ideas here._________________________________________After several months of inactivity, we have another change, but it was worth waiting for: "Allâh (God Almighty)". Brilliant! Isn't that circumflex just to die for?_________________________________________The Infidels, with their characteristic rapier wit, have changed the author back to "Anonymous". Sorry, but I am not impressed. And don't give me that Goodreads Policy crap. Plenty of holy books are not listed as being by Anonymous, for example The Book of Mormon and The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.I look forward to seeing the Muslims' next move - I think they have the initiative._________________________________________The Muslims score again with "ALLAH" (all caps), who has also written Study the Noble Qur'an Word-for-Word Volume 2 and Study the Noble Qur'an Word-for-Word Volume 3. Mysteriously, there is no Volume 1. ALLAH has three quotes, of which the first is "لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الل" ("There is no god but ALLAH and Mohammad is his prophet").Now that's class. Okay, Infidels, let's see if you can change the author to something that's not yet another "Anonymous". I dare you. I double dare you._________________________________________Boo! A few days later, and "Anonymous" is back. Honestly, it's enough to make you want to convert to Islam._________________________________________Allah has returned again, but in a confusingly different form! This time, I found He was only the author of the Qur'an and had two fans, Nabila and Tarek. I decided that it was prudent to become a fan as well. I checked to see which authors were like Allah, and was startled to see that the list included Alexandre Dumas and Italo Calvino. I'm sure it's greatly to their credit._________________________________________That didn't last long. Notgettingenough, whose opinions I greatly respect, felt that it was inappropriate for me to be a fan of Allah. On reconsideration, I agree with her. I have cancelled my brief fanship and hope that both parties will understand it was an honest mistake._________________________________________The Infidels only have one idea, and here it is again. Sigh..._________________________________________The Muslims are back, and score another fine goal with "الله". That's "Allah" in Arabic script for all you people who can't be bothered to check it on Google Translate. Contrary to what certain skeptics may say, religious belief appears to give you imagination. Go Islam! !الله أكبر_________________________________________Without waiting for the Infidels to reply, the Muslims score again with "الله جلَّ جلاله". The person responsible has even created a cool avatar for His homepage. Nice work!Admit it, Infidels: you have been comprehensively outplayed here. The classiest thing to do would be to have some suitable representative come forward and formally concede. That might at least win you back some respect._________________________________________The Infidels refuse to admit defeat, and come back for the ninth time (I counted) with the single move they know how to make. Though, confusingly, the title of the book is now given only in Arabic script. If it's an attempt at a compromise solution, I very much doubt that the Muslims will buy it. Watch this space._________________________________________I presume that the Infidels' peace overture was scornfully rejected. They have retaliated by changing the title to Roman script only, even removing the apostrophe. Cheeky! This flagrantly provocative gesture will surely not go unpunished._________________________________________After 40 days of inactivity (significant or what?) the Muslims strike back with another "Allah". I suspect that the move is deeper than it looks, since His new homepage contains a long quote in Arabic referring to several passages in the Qur'an. Maybe someone better acquainted with these matters can explain it to the rest of us?_________________________________________A little more than a day later, it's "Anonymous" again. I think the Infidels have a home side advantage here, which makes me admire the brave and resourceful Muslim hackers all the more. Come on Islam! You can beat those security measures!_________________________________________"Allah" has returned, and this time after only 21 days away! It looks like the Muslims have recovered from their unexpected loss of form. Now, the question is how long they can keep possession. Both sides are demonstrating extraordinary tenacity in this long-drawn-out conflict! Quite inspiring to all us wishy-washy agnostics sitting on the sidelines..._________________________________________The pattern from last time repeats: "Allah" lasts less than a day, and is quickly set back to "Anonymous".It's no good making excuses any more. The romantic in me wants the exciting, creative Muslims to win, but the facts are more than obvious: however they've managed it, the grimly humorless Infidels have taken their game to a new level. Over the last couple of months, they've been in charge 95% of the time.Muslims, you need to figure out what the Infidels are doing and stop them. It's as simple as that. _________________________________________I was about to despair, but Allah is back! Though I am surprised to see that He still only has two fans, the ever-faithful Nabila and Tarek. Truly, their reward will be great.I do wonder what thoughts Amazon have on this vital question. Which way could the different options push sales in the Muslim world? I imagine they have top analysts crunching the numbers as I write._________________________________________Incredible but true: the Infidels have finally come up with a new idea! The author of the Qur'an is now given as "A".Who is A, I hear you ask? I haven't the slightest notion. The one slim lead we're given is that A has also co-authored Jamba Juice Power with Kirk Perron - possibly a minor prophet, but, to be honest, I'm clutching at straws here.I don't dare predict what might happen next. Stay tuned._________________________________________"A" lasted mere hours, and now it's Allah again. For people who haven't yet looked at His Homepage, there is some interesting theological information:gender: malegenre: Religioninfluences: Almighty Yahweh, Jesus ChristOh, and He has now acquired a third fan, Esraa.MJ claims to have tracked down the hackers. Kyle, Fil and Zain (if you are indeed the people responsible), please take a bow!_________________________________________An hour after the post above, Abbey and Amritorupa swear that the author was briefly changed to "A Nonny Mouse" - but it only lasted a few minutes before reverting to Allah. I have never seen so much activity. Has a fatwa been issued? Are Amazon hoping to boost sales of the new Q'indle?_________________________________________And another hour later, it's Anonymous. Whatever is going on? Is it the end of the world? I have consulted the Book of Revelation, but all I can find is 22:10:And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.I suppose that may be a warning against blocking changes to authorship attributions on Goodreads, but I'm not at all sure._________________________________________Yesterday, I started reading Richard Burton's translation of the Arabian Nights, and this morning I see that Allah has returned! I must quote Burton's wonderful opening lines:PRAISE BE TO ALLAH - THE BENEFICENT KING - THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE - LORD OF THE THREE WORLDS - WHO SET UP THE FIRMAMENT WITHOUT PILLARS IN ITS STEAD - AND WHO STRETCHED OUT THE EARTH EVEN AS A BED - AND GRACE, AND PRAYER-BLESSING BE UPON OUR LORD MOHAMMED - LORD OF APOSTOLIC MEN - AND UPON HIS FAMILY AND COMPANION TRAIN -PRAYER AND BLESSINGS ENDURING AND GRACE WHICH UNTO THE DAY OF DOOM SHALL REMAIN - AMEN! - O THOU OF THE THREE WORLDS SOVEREIGN!I was a bit puzzled by the bed, but after a couple of chapters realized that it must be a "carpet-bed", presumably some kind of Middle Eastern futon. Just in case you were also wondering._________________________________________The Muslims are having a good week, and Allah (the most merciful, the most magnificent) is now in correct Arabic script again! If you cut and paste into Google Translate and click on the loudspeaker icon, you can even hear how it's pronounced._________________________________________There is no Majesty and there is no Might save in Allah the Glorious, the Great! (I understand from Richard Burton that this is the polite Islamic equivalent of our own "Jesus H. Christ!") We're back to Anonymous. Come on Infidels, you're boring us all to death. But I just know you can do better. Raise your game and make your fellow-atheists proud of their lack of belief!_________________________________________Allah has returned to Goodreads, and has yet again reorganized His homepage! The opening at any rate looks familiar:But a little further down, I found this:I'm sorry, it's more responsibility than I can handle. Someone else will have to take care of it._________________________________________And the new author is A... a... a... nonymous. Don't know why, but I just can't stop yawning today. Must have stayed up too late or something._________________________________________Looking at the Librarian Edits Page is almost scary. While I was asleep, the author was first changed to "كلام الله جمعه عثمان بن عفان" by Wafa, and then to "Allah الله" by Anwaar. All in all, there are 87 pages of edits.I hope someone is archiving this priceless cultural document, which surely contains enough material for at least two doctoral dissertations..._________________________________________An hour later, it's briefly flipped back to "Anonymous" before changing yet again to "'الله aka Allah", and we're now up to 89 pages of edits.I see it's going to be Another Of Those Days. I should have guessed as much when I saw on Yahoo News that a two-headed calf had been born, a rain of frogs had occurred, and Lady Gaga had been photographed wearing a sensible outfit with flat shoes..._________________________________________It's all I can do to keep up. Since it'll probably change even before I've finished posting, here's a screenshot I saved from the current version of Allah's Homepage:_________________________________________Back to Anonymous. Though now I don't know who to root for, since it appears that some Infidels have started ironically supporting Allah. I wish theology was less confusing._________________________________________Allah has returned once more! I immediately click to His new Homepage, and find a book ad with the title Earth Is In Dire Trouble.Just a coincidence, I suppose._________________________________________Alhamdulillah! (الحمد لله‎; one of the many useful expressions I have learned from Richard Burton). The Infidels once again change the author to Anonymous, but Islam's ever-vigilant cyberwarriors immediately change it back, even using "Allah Almighty" to show that they, at least, possess imagination and a sense of fun.I apologize to my atheist friends for my obvious partiality, mais c'est plus fort que moi._________________________________________(after taking a break from my reporting duties)ALLAH (ALL-CAPS) IS BACK! GABRIEL AND MUHAMMAD (PBUH) ARE ALSO CREDITED! TAKE THAT, INFIDELS!_________________________________________Anonymous returns, but with an interesting new twist: he (He?) is now credited as "Speaker". In other words, the Qur'an was dictated, not by Allah, but by someone else.I do not pretend to understand these theological subtleties at any but the most superficial level. All the same, I feel I should remind the person who made the change that this seems uncomfortably close to the idea which got Mr. Rushdie into so much trouble a few years ago._________________________________________I just stumbled across the Uncyclopedia entry for Anonymous. At risk of repeating myself, it is entirely inappropriate that this person should be credited with the authorship of the Qur'an.

  • Neal
    2019-07-16 15:30

    This book was one of the most amazing books that I have ever read. It changed my whole perspective on the muslim people.

  • Doris
    2019-06-24 18:29

    what I learned from this book is that Islam is NOT what they say it is in the media and that it is also not what the radicals claim it is. The Qur'an is the perfect companion to our own Holy Bible.

  • Abdullah ali
    2019-07-11 19:47

    لفهم القرآن والكتابانصح بقراءة كتب محمد شحرورالكتاب والقرآنالاسلام والايمان قصص القران1 ،2 والاستماع لبرنامجه التفكير والتغيير

  • Alireza
    2019-07-06 19:30

    who am I to say my opinion about this Miracle

  • Rita
    2019-07-15 15:31

    Before you read on, it is important that you read and understand this:THIS REVIEW IS WRITTEN BY AN ATHEIST. I DO NOT SUGAR-COAT NOR DO I WRAP MY OPINIONS IN COTTON TO "PROTECT" THE DELICATE AND/OR EASILY OFFENDED RELIGIOUS READER. IF YOU FOLLOW THE ISLAMIC FAITH AND GET OFFENDED WHEN YOUR HOLY BOOK (AND RELIGION) RECEIVES CRITICISM READ NO FURTHER! YOU WILL NOT LIKE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE QURAN. CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED: IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ FURTHER THEN YOU WANT TO BE OFFENDED. STOP HERE. DON'T SAY I DID NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THIS REVIEW.Why the above disclaimer?I am extremely fed up with all the people who come here and do nothing but whine and complain about my review. All you do is showing us your lack of education, intelligence and respect. Your comments clearly shows the world that you have actually read nothing at all: not the review in question, nor have you actually read and understood the content of the Quran, a book you profess to call sacred. All you do is read half a sentence, see the 1-star-rating and then you start complaining, instead of continue reading with an attempt of neutral eyes. God forbid (pun intended) that you even start reading the comments that this review already has gotten before you start jotting down what has been written down before.From this moment on users who post comments that show disrespect and the above mentioned ignorance will be instantly blocked. Only people that show respect and a minimum of half a brain will be allowed to discuss. Not happy? Go write your own review instead of whining about my opinion of a book I have read.(view spoiler)[*******************************************Start of original review below this point.*******************************************I've studied religion, and as part of my studies the Qu'ran was one of the Holy Books that I've encountered (as with Judaism, Christianity and other faiths). Volumes can be written about this book, but now I just want to ask only one question about this particular work of literature (fiction):How can a book that:1) legitimise violence against women, 2) murder and persecute "infidels"/people of different faith, and3) encourage sex with children ever get a 4.32 rating on GoodReads? (at the time of the review)Ok, technically that's four questions, but you get my drift.*******************************************End of original review.********************************************EDIT 12/12/2012*I have received a lot of personal attacks and insults (which have been both flagged and reported to GoodReads) because of my above claim, by people who obviously feel that they need to protect their faith. I refuse to keep answering them, I've grown fed up with it especially because of their insulting and unfounded remarks. However, I know that I am not telling tales or being unprecise or untrue or even prejudiced in my claims. I am not islamaphobe as some claim. I despise all organised religion that condones abuse and bigotry in any form, including the faith that I have been raised with: Christianity. After some research I have found the actual text in the Quran that proves that it does encourage sex with prepubescent girls (a.ka. girls who have not menstruated yet). Please find below the actual Arabic text, it's transliteration and it's translation. Again, I do not read/speak Arabic, but I trust my sources to be 65:4 وَاللَّائِي يَئِسْنَ مِنَ الْمَحِيضِ مِن نِّسَائِكُمْ إِنِ ارْتَبْتُمْ فَعِدَّتُهُنَّ ثَلَاثَةُ أَشْهُرٍ وَاللَّائِي لَمْ يَحِضْنَ وَأُولَاتُ الْأَحْمَالِ أَجَلُهُنَّ أَن يَضَعْنَ حَمْلَهُنَّ وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْرًاTransliteration: "Waalla-ee ya-isna mina almaheedi min nisa-ikum ini irtabtum faAAiddatuhunna thalathatu ashhurin waalla-ee lam yahidna waolatu al-ahmali ajaluhunna an yadaAAna hamlahunna waman yattaqi Allaha yajAAal lahu min amrihi yusran"Enlish translation (one of many): "If you have any doubt concerning those women of yours who have finished with menstruation, then their count is three months; as it is with the ones who are still not menstruating [my emphasis]. With those who are pregnant, their term will be whenever they give birth. God makes His matter easy for anyone who heeds Him." English translation by T.B.Irving (T.B Irving was an American Muslim author, professor, and scholar, who produced the first American English translation of the Quran). Language sources: quote Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - clearly he could not say this any clearer than I:[...] Here, one should bear in mind the fact that according to the explanations given in the Quran the question of the waiting period arises in respect of the women with whom marriage may have been consummated, for there is no waiting period in case divorce is pronounced before the consummation of marriage. Therefore, making mention of the waiting-period for the girls who have not yet menstruated [my emphasis], clearly proves that it is not only permissible to give away the girl in marriage at this age but it is also permissible for the husband to consummate marriage with her. Now, obviously no Muslim has the right to forbid a thing which the Quran has held as permissible. [...]Source: will refrain from commenting further and let the above speak for itself and encourage everyone who has read this book to re-read it again and write your own review. Hateful, disrespectful and harassing comments will be flagged, reported, deleted and the user who is posting said comments will get blocked. EDIT: 20/02/2013For those of you who might still doubt the validity of the claim that Islam condones paedophilia and worships a paedophile, I would like to draw your attention to the second most important book in Islam after the Quran: The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhari - Arabic-English. In particular I would like to draw your attention to Sahih Bukhari 5.236:[...]and then he married 'Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old[...]For those who are still in denial and claim that Aisha entered an early puberty - clearly the below passages clearly state that she was NOT:Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 151 Narrated 'Aisha:I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for 'Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13)Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3311'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old.Don't have a copy of Sahih Bukhari at hand? Not to worry, I have links to the remarkable passages here: about the illusion of Islam being a religion of peace? Then I encourage you to watch this enlightening documentary: 47:4 فَإِذَا لَقِيتُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَضَرْبَ الرِّقَابِ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا أَثْخَنتُمُوهُمْ فَشُدُّوا الْوَثَاقَ فَإِمَّا مَنًّا بَعْدُ وَإِمَّا فِدَاءً حَتَّىٰ تَضَعَ الْحَرْبُ أَوْزَارَهَا ذَٰلِكَ وَلَوْ يَشَاءُ اللَّهُ لَانتَصَرَ مِنْهُمْ وَلَٰكِن لِّيَبْلُوَ بَعْضَكُم بِبَعْضٍ وَالَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَلَن يُضِلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْTranslation:So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah - never will He waste their deeds.< sarcasm >Of course, these words show nothing BUT tolerance, peacefulness and about finding mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence with people who are ideologically, politically and socially in opposition to. < / sarcasm >While you are at it, check out this thought provokingarticle: (hide spoiler)]And again to those of you who wish to censor me and post hateful remarks and comments then please open your eyes and educate yourself instead. If you disagree with what Islam's holy books clearly state then I encourage you (again) to write your own review and see if you can prove the teachings of Islam wrong!

  • Mariam saleh
    2019-07-21 19:37

    A book for life, a book for the next life, a book for all eternity, unspoken by man, engulfed by humanity but indiscribable of any earthly tongue. I cannot let you understand it, but i can invite you to feel it...

  • Heba
    2019-07-15 16:41

    يا جماعة يجب أن يرفع القرآن الكريم من هذا الموقع فهو للمسلمين كلام الله المنزل على عبده ونبيه محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم فكيف يُقيم بالله عليكم ويو ضع بين الكتب التي ألفها بشر؟!!ا

  • Rinda Elwakil
    2019-06-23 16:19

    توقفوا عن تقييمه بالنجومتوقفوا عن وضع مسميات في خانة : المؤلفحبًا بالله توقفوا عن جعل أنفسكم و مقدساتكم أضحوكةقرأت مراجعة لكاتب أسترالي في قائمة اصدقائي حصر فيها علي مدار عام او يزيد عدد المرات الذتي تم فيها تغيير (المؤلف) من مجهول إلي الله و God و الله جل جلاله بالإضافة لعمل صفحة شخصية لل (مؤلف) و اضافة بلد له (السعوية)Anonymus و الذي وضع في خانة المؤلف الآن او مجهول، ينسب اليه العديد من الكتب الغير معروف مصدرها !هل يعقل هذا يا أولي الألباب؟* لن يقدس أحد مقدساتك انت لمجرد انك تؤمن بها و تراها الحق** يمكن أن يحترم أحدهم مقدسًا لا يؤمن به، فقط إذا ما رأي شيئا يدعوه لذلك***لم يؤذ أحد مقدسًا يدافع عنه كما آذي المتطرفين الجهلاء اصحاب التقديس الأعمي لدينهم و قرآنهم**** شئنا أم أبينا ، كثير من الملحدين النشطين في مهاجمة الأديان شديدي الثقافة، لا يصح أن ترد علي نقاشاتهم سوي بعلم بما يتحدثون عنه، لا يصح لا يصح لا يصح أن تخاطب احدا لا يؤمن بدينك بروحانيات و مقدسات هي من صميم ايمانك سبابك و صوتك العالي لن يجعل أحدهم يكن احتراما لمعتقدك او يؤمن به، لا تجعل نفسك أضحوكة، لا تعتبر تقديسك لدينك شئ يلزم للآخرين من حولك أن يحذوا حذوهلا تناقش في شئ تجهل غير انك توارثت تقديسهقل خيرًا أو - ارجوك - اصمت

  • Marcio Tomazela
    2019-07-14 14:22

    My Noble Qur'an is Arabic with Meanings translated to Portuguese(Br).Amazing interesting and free of misteries.Islam goes straight to the point, based on science and logic."Biʾsm Allāh ar-raḥmān ar-raḥīm" (“in the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate”).

  • كريم
    2019-07-10 14:25

    أنا أدعو لحذف المصحف من الموقع،فلا يصح أن يوضع كتاب الله للتقييم مثل بقية الكتب

  • lamarcus brown
    2019-07-18 15:38

    It's the Koran. Even if, like me, you are not religious you should still read the Koran since it is such a big part of this world. If for no other reason than to have some sort of understanding into what everyone is talking about and fighting over and if you are religious, if you are Christian or Muslim you HAVE to read this so that no one else can tell you what it says; if you rely on others they can mislead you, whether purposely or not, down the wrong path to understand the true message of this collection of stories.

  • Tim Franzen
    2019-06-30 14:23

    I found this a lot easier to read then the bible. It's also a lot shorter.Anyone concerned with the state of modern Islam should read this inspiring text. As wityh the bible there are parts that are clearly outdated and even offensive. One must really imagine life a very long time ago, before there there was computers and silly puddy.

  • Shelli
    2019-06-23 19:48

    Everyone should read this book at least once in their lifetime. I think it's especially critical given the conflict between Islam and the West.

  • yellow tree
    2019-07-24 15:19

    i am not going to rate it, because it can't be approximated enough; and for the same reason i'm not going to say much about it either. just this: it changed my life. to the good.

  • Romie
    2019-07-01 19:39

    I won't rate it, because it's a holy book, and since when can you judge a holy book? Plus, I'm Jewish, it's not my place to ‘judge’ the Qur'an.I found it interesting to see all the things we, Jews and Muslims, have in common. It helped me understood way better what I was reading.Once and for all : if you seriously think being Muslim is about hating people, then it means you haven't read the Qur'an or that you're not even trying to understand what being Muslim truly means.

  • ظل البروق
    2019-07-20 20:38

    هو كلام الله .. الذي لا يبلى مع التكرار .. ولا يمل مع طول الايام ..آه على ساعات ضاعت ما قرأناه فيها ..و آه على أيام ضاعت دون انشغال بمعانيه و آياته ..

  • Anum
    2019-07-10 18:33

    This is one book that I will never be finished reading. I believe no one can be finished with it unless they understand it fully and completely and then implement it fully and completely in their lives. As that is near to impossible unless Allah wills it, I will never be changing the status to read of this miracle. I know that this book can change lives and will always enlighten the path of those who Allah wills and of those who will let it enlighten their path. Every human being, I emphasise again that every human being should be give an oppertunity to read the Quran and those who are not previllaged enough to have the means should be helped by those who are. I think that it is the right of every human being to be guided and Allah is the only one who can do so. I hope that more and more people will be able to find the means to read this amazing book and will also ask others to read it. And I pray to Allah that those who are misguided in the facts as to what the Quran holds, both muslims and non-muslims, that they would not heed what other people say anymore and would try to learn themselves. Ameen.And of course, I cannot rate this book. I have no right and am a no body in front of that Almighty Allah who has blessed us with its magnificence. May he guide us all! Ameen.

  • Sina
    2019-07-20 16:38

    One Day I Will Understand it Perfectly!!!

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-07-01 20:44

    The Qur'an = القرآن الكريم, AnonymousThe Quran (English pronunciation: /kɔrˈɑːn/; Arabic: القرآن al-qurʾān, literally meaning "the recitation"), also transliterated: Qur'an, Koran, Al-Coran, Coran, Kuran, and Al-Qur'an, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: الله, Allah). قرآن مجید دارای یکصد و چهارده سوره و جمعا 6236 آیه است. لفظ جلاله الله به 11 شکل در قرآن مجید آمده است: الله = خدا، الفاتحة 1 آیه 1، آلله = آیا خدا، یونس 10 آیه 59، ابالله = آیا به خدا، التوبة 9 آیه 65، لله = برای خدا، خدای را، الفاتحة 1 آیه 2، ولله = و از آن خداست، البقرة 2 آیه 115، فالله = پس خدا، البقرة 2 آیه 113، فلله = پس خدای را است، الانعام 6 آیه 149، بالله = به خدا، خدا به، البقرة 2 آیه 8 ، النساء 4 آیه 6، والله ِ= به خدا سوگند، الانعام 6 آیه 23، تالله ِ = به خدا سوگند، یوسف 12 آیه 73، وتالله = و سوگند به خدا، الانبیاء 21 آیه 57، همچنین در قرآن مجید فقط کلمات و الفاظ یک، ...، تا 11 حرفی وجود دارند. فاسقیناکموه الحجر 15 آیه 22 بزرگترین و تنها کلمه ی یازده حرفی در قرآن مجید است. و تنها یازده حرف از حروف: الف، ب، ح، ر، س، ل، م، ن، ه، و، ی، در همه ی یکصد و چهارده سوره ی قرآن مجید وجود دارندتاریخ نخستین آموزش و خوانش: یک یا دو سال پیش از سال 1959 میلادی؛ و بارها و بارها در طی سالیان کلام الله را خوانده ام؛ متن با اعراب کتاب آسمانی را با ادیتور گرافیکی خویش که برای نخستین بار در جهان این فراموشکار نوشته بودم، در سال 1981 میلادی تایپ کرده ام، و بارها متن مکانیزه را با نسخه های متفاوت کلام الله مقابله و گاه متن و گاه نسخه ی چاپ شده را تصحیح کرده ام. ... ا. شربیانی

  • Huda Aweys
    2019-07-21 13:38

    الخمس نجوم بتوعي للقرآن الكريم و بس :) .. اتفقنا :) ؟؟.....God is Merciful .. Most Merciful, The King, The peace, The dominant, The mighty, The Creator .. God has a beautiful names as a whole, is not (unknown), is (one Lord) for Christians and Muslims and Buddhists and Brahma and ancient pharaohs, all sanctified (God), and as Muslims we do not have a problem if the Christians wrote that God is the author of the Bible, to the contrary, And if they did not wrote it we will wrote ! , So do not claim that (there is religious conflict here) ! , it's the problem of non-believers in God .. their problem stands in the lack of respect for the beliefs of others and in the lack of respect for freedom of belief and the faith****** و بص .. انك تشوف ان كتاب ربنا تقييمه قليل و انت في المقابل قاعد تدى تقييمات مرتفعه لكتب تانيه عشان بالتالى الكتب دى تاخد تقييمات اعلى من تقييم (كتاب ربنا) بسبب تهاونك انت و غيرك بحجة تكريم كتاب ربنا فدا ! ... ...عندك موقف ؟ .. طب بكل احترام اخرج من الموقع خاااالص اما تستمر في انك تقرا كتب و تعمل لها تقييمات عاليه تعلي تقييمها على تقييم كتابك المقدس يبقى انت موش مقصر و بس .. انت كده مخطأ في حق دينك و كتابك المقدس (أي كان) و سامح لهم و بتساعدهم في انهم يخطأوا في حقهلو لسه مافهمتش بعد كل كلامى دا ازاي انت حاطط راسك في الارض زي النعامه و بتدعي تكريم كتاب الله رغم انك في الحقيقة بتهينه بكونك على الموقع دا و لكونك بتدعم الموقع دا و بتدعم موقفه .. لكونك بتساعد في نشر الموقع اللى كتاب ربنا فيه تقييمه اقل من كتاب ميكى ! كتاب ميكي اللى بايدك اديته التقييم و ساعدته في انه يستعلى بتقييمه على تقييم كتاب ربنا ! لو عملت كده و انت حد مؤمن بدينك و بكتابك المقدس .. فانت حد لا مؤاخذة بقى .. فهمت و لا لسه ؟؟ .. لو لسه ما فهمتش فدى مشكلتك بجد *****I believe that, this is the book of God .. but my faith is not a reason in my assessment it as such .. it's really .. spirituality .. transparency . and a great many things I can not explain it .. this book is really and honestly , the book that I did not find anything that could be the subject of negative criticism .. so after the study and after inspection .. by all honesty and sincerity and goodwill , I can give The Quran, And only My 5 stars ...

  • Jeruen
    2019-06-23 19:42

    I've been raised as a Christian, pretty much from the very beginning. After 25 years, I decided to call it quits and identify as an atheist. There are plenty of reasons I have for making that decision, but one day, I thought, that those reasons were all due to my reactions against Christianity. So here I am, finding myself rejecting religion, all due to assumptions based on one religion: Christianity. Thus, I felt uncomfortable to reject religion across the board, using only data points from one religion. After all, it's just like saying that I hate seafood when the only seafood I have eaten is shrimp. Thus, I picked the Qur'an. And I read it.So what is this about?This, as many people know, is the Holy Book of Islam. It is composed of 114 chapters, called surahs, and each surah has several verses. From a statistical point of view, the opening surahs tend to be longer than the closing ones. The second surah, for example, entitled "The Cow", has 286 verses, while the 110th surah only has three. Each surah opens with In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful.I initially wanted to read the Qur'an because it is believed that the Qur'an is the most spectacular piece of Arabic literature. It also helps perhaps to understand what the cultural references are to novels that I have read in the past, especially those that dealt with Islamic characters. I previously read Orhan Pamuk's My Name is Red and Nagīb Maḥfūẓ's Palace Walk, and it would definitely have helped if I had a better idea what were the religious assumptions that the characters held. Now that I have read the Qur'an, it would be easier to see where these characters are coming from.But another reason I wanted to read the Qur'an is because I wanted to put my thoughts to the test. I identify as an atheist, which means that I rejected the belief of religion in general. But in actuality, I've never known what I was rejecting, at least with respect to Islam. I need to read about it first, before I can be more comfortable in saying that I do not buy it as well. After all, it's the scientific approach, that of experimentation.So, 114 surahs later, I now have an opinion of what the Qur'an is. I was surprised at how some story lines are parallel to what I know the best, which is the Bible. There are characters that appeared in both, such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, even Jesus. The Jews and Christians both appear in the Qur'an, but unlike Christianity, for Muslims, Jesus is just another prophet. Somewhere the stories split, and there are characters that appear in the Qur'an but not in the Bible.I quite do not appreciate the catechism-like style of writing. There were plenty of repetitions. Several lines of thought were repeated: how Allah is all merciful and most benevolent (repeated before every chapter); how humankind emerged from a drop of holy sperm; how Allah is all-powerful and all-wise; et cetera. I never expected it to be a scientific book, and as the Bible, the writing style is geared toward indoctrination. The perspective is one of infallibility: the Qur'an only tells you that Allah is powerful, wise, and knows what is best for you. But it doesn't tell you WHY he is indeed claimed to be so. All you have to do is believe, and if you don't, you will face eternal destruction. I guess after reading this, I still conclude that Islam is not for me, and my personal conviction still holds ground. I am still an atheist.One thing though that I have to say regarding the Qur'an, is that many people think that the Qur'an is a violent book and Islam is a violent religion. But after reading it, I think that the violence is just the same as what the Bible has. There is plenty of talk about believers and unbelievers, with the main gist as that the unbelievers will be punished by Allah. But the Bible also says the same thing. Believers will be blessed, while unbelievers will be punished, both in the Qur'an and in the Bible. Thus, to those people who burn Qur'ans because they think it's a violent book, perhaps they might want to read their own Bible too. If the Bible were made as a movie, I am pretty sure it would get an R rating.I understand that that is not the whole problem. There's the fundamentalists too. But there are fundamentalists in Christianity too. Just check out what's found in Topeka, Kansas and you'll know what I am talking about.So, as this is a book review, I am giving it 3 out of 5 stars. It's an awesome piece of cultural heritage, but it failed to persuade me to change my beliefs. I ended the book feeling untouched.

  • Fatima
    2019-07-23 16:25

    آرزوم بود یکبار همت کنم تمامش رو با حوصله بخونم تا شبیه آدم های از همه جا بی خبر وقتی کسی در موردش نظر میده اره بله درسته تحویلش ندم . هرچند برداشت من از آیات به خوبی تفاسیر خاصی که وجود داره نیست و هرچی رو فهمیدم واقعا فهمیدم اما باید بگم آرامشی رو بهم داد که مدت ها بود بهش نیاز داشتم و حس میکنم راه برکت به زندگیم رو هم باز تر کرد و لذت برم از این سی روز و سی جزء خیلی ها اومدن کامنت عجیب گذاشتن در مورد اینکه کتاب اسمانی روی زمین چیکار میکنه یا این ایات شیطانین ! میتونم بگم به عمرشون یکبار کامل نخوندنش و انرژیش رو حس نکردن که اینقدر نابینا هستن در مورد چیزی که تجربه اش نکردن اره بله درسته تو راست میگی رو برای کسانی میگن که کارشون این هست تا بیراه رو به جای راه به خورد مردم بدن ... تاحالا کسی از خوندن قران و ایاتش زندگیش بهم نریخته و نمرده و سرطان نگرفته ! و به قول اهل نا اهلش که میگن شیطانیه ! خونه کسی باهاش جهنم نشده و اتیش هم نگرفته ! من که هرچی دیدم برکت بود و ارامش و اشتی با خودم و خدای خودم . دید اونها و نظرشون هم ارزونی خودشون و نمیپذیرمش و صریحا ردشون میکنم !

  • احمد هلال
    2019-07-14 12:49

    الحمد لله تبارك وتعالى عز وجل له الأسماء الحسنى و الصفات العلاالقرآن العربي كلام الله ، منزل ، غير مخلوق ، منه بدأ ، وإليه يعود ، والله تكلم به على الحقيقة ، فهو كلامه حقيقة لا كلام غيره ، وإذا قرأ الناس القرآن أو كتبوه في المصاحف لم يخرجه ذلك عن أن يكون كلام الله ؛ فإن الكلام إنما يضاف حقيقة إلى من قاله مبتدئا ، لا إلى من بلغه مؤديا ، والله تكلم بحروفه ومعانيه بلفظ نفسه ، ليس شيء منه كلاما لغيره ، لا لجبريل ، ولا لمحمد ، ولا لغيرهما ، والله تكلم به أيضا بصوت نفسه ، فإذا قرأه العباد قرءوه بصوت أنفسهم ، فإذا قال القارئ مثلا : الحمد لله رب العالمين ؛ كان هذا الكلام المسموع منه كلام الله ، لا كلام نفسه ، وكان هو قرأه بصوت نفسه لا بصوت الله . نقلا عن : شرح العقيدة الواسطية » آيات الصفات » القرآن كلام اللهلأبن تيمية رحمه الله شرح محمد بن خليل بن هراس.وينبغى على المؤمن مدوامة قراءته بتوفيق الله سبحانه وتعالى و فضله , إنه ولى ذلك و القادر عليه.

  • ♥ Ibrahim ♥
    2019-07-05 15:31

    No more of this book! You may wonder why no more with this book. Well, Turn to page 54 of this book, and read the fourth chapter, verse 34, and put yourself in my place when you discover this books permits the male to beat the woman, just because she is not a male. Here is the whole verse:"If you fear high-handednessb from your wives, remind them [of the teachings of God:], then ignore them when you go to bed, then hit them."What?! Hit them? You mean I a man hit a woman?! No hitting is acceptable under any circumstance, regardless of what a woman does!No more of this book. Good riddance!

  • Erin
    2019-06-30 19:32

    If you only ever in your entire life read one book, read this one. I promise you, it is unlike anything else you'll ever read.

  • Soad
    2019-07-24 17:19

    The holy Quran is a book that everyone should read no matter the religion but it should be read in its original language, like most books that are translated it loses flavor when its not.The Arabic language when read has many different meanings and when translated it loses those,so u get one verse that means one thing when actually it has 3 or 4 different meanings (does that make sense?)as much as i read the Quran i learn something new every time and im happy to say it does not teach hate or violence like most people think it does.Having come from a family that doesnt speak nor understand proper arabic very well i studied the Quran slowly and got a Quran translator (which is just as long as the Quran maybe longer translating very verse for me and helping me understand it in my own weird version of Arabic)so to end my review i recommend you read The Quran in its original text and get a Quran translator preferable Al safee fe tafser il-Quran which is really known and respected by everyone

  • Nil
    2019-07-20 20:34

    Say: "can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not? "Enam, 50"

  • Werner
    2019-06-26 14:44

    Note, May 22, 2013: Some of the discussion below convinced me that I should add a couple of clarifying sentences, which I've just done.With the current controversies over the projected "Ground Zero" mosque and the threatened Koran burning, a review of the Koran (also spelled Quran; there isn't always a one-on-one correspondence of Arabic and Latin letters) seemed topical. That might seem ground that angels fear to tread, fraught as it is with controversy, deeply-felt sensibilities for some, and the potential for verbal abuse and even physical violence in response. (It's also a challenge to distinguish between a review of the Koran per se and a full-blown discussion of Islam and its role in the world; the two subjects inevitably impinge on each other, but they aren't identical.) But Goodreads exists to provide book discussion --especially discussion of books with ideas that greatly impact the modern world; and by any definition, this one fits that description. Reviews so far tend to fall into three camps: those by Moslems lauding the book to the skies, those by Christian and Jewish believers angrily attacking it, and those by skeptics who see it as a prime example of the ludicrous nature of any and all religions. My own perspective is that of a committed Christian believer convinced of the truth claims of Jesus Christ. That stance is not only compatible with an effort to be fair in describing and evaluating others' beliefs in an attitude of respect for fellow human beings, but positively mandates it. Unlike the Bible, which contains the writings of many authors spread over millenia, the Koran preserves the oral discourses of just one man, Mohammed, during his lifetime in seventh-century Arabia. (So it has a single basic historical-cultural context, and reflects the theology and style of just one author.) Moslems regard Mohammed as the last and ultimate prophet of God ("Allah" is simply the Arabic word for God, cognate with the Hebrew "El") --and by "God," they mean the God of the ancient Near Eastern religious tradition that also underlies the Bible, the God who revealed Himself to Noah and Abraham. (This in itself doesn't mean that their beliefs perfectly comprehend Him --arguably, nobody perfectly comprehends Him-- but it does mean that "Allah" should not be viewed by Christians as some alien deity comparable to Baal or Molech.) Mohammed's words were dictated to scribes; he was himself illiterate (not a disgrace, in that time and place). Raised in a polytheistic environment, he had some personal contact with Jews, and mostly second-hand information about Christian beliefs, and he connected Jewish and Christian conceptions of God with the primitive monotheistic tradition of his Arab ancestors, but he obviously never read either the Old or New Testaments. He viewed himself as a prophet called to uphold God's cause, and claimed Divine authority for his words.The content of the Koran itself is sermonic material; it lays down some laws, which reflect a fairly primitive tribal society, and touches incidentally on theology in places, but the overwhelming majority of the content is a pounding reinteration of the twin themes of demand for absolute loyalty and obedience to God and threats of judgment against the disobedient, expressed over and over with a high degree of repetitive language (useful for memorization in a mainly oral culture) and in what I found to be a turgid style. (For me, it was a chore to read, and I think it would be for most Occidental readers.) Naturally, for Christian readers the obvious question here is the legitimacy of Mohammed's claim that this represents divinely inspired teaching. That this is not a claim to be rejected a priori is indicated by the fact that there are an increasing number of Moslems who accept Jesus as the Savior, and who see this as compatible with various views of Mohammed's prophetic role as legitimate. (See "Moslem Followers of Jesus?" by Joseph Cumming, Christianity Today, Dec. 2009, p. 32-5.) There is no hint here of the gospel of grace through faith on the basis of Christ's sacrifice, and not much hint of Divine compassion (beyond pro forma statements that God is "compassionate and merciful" --though here He doesn't sound like it); and the legislation allows things like slavery, polygamy and the subordination of women, and prescribes the death penalty much more liberally than we would. The same, however, can be said of parts of the Old Testament (though the Koranic command to cut off the hands of thieves and its encouragement of wife-beating goes beyond anything found in the Mosaic law). Those parts are set in a total context of Divine revelation that modifies or qualifies them; we accept them as Scripture, but if our sole understanding of God came from, say, the book of Obadiah, we'd have a severely mutilated picture. Much of the content of the Koran, on the most charitable assessment, could be seen as primitive and incomplete, in the same sense as some of the Old Testament that we can now view through the lens of progressive revelation and of Divine accommodation to limited human understanding on the part of the people He had to work with; a parent, as Calvin pointed out, speaks baby talk to an infant. (Though Mohammed lived in a time long after Christ, for all practical purposes his part of the world was a pre-Christian culture, and neither he nor his people had heard the gospel in anything like a coherent or understandable sense.)IMO, though, there are aspects of the Koran that resist such a charitable view. To be sure, the stress on God's oneness is an Old Testament theme that no New Testament believer would deny, either; and even the insistence that God does not beget can be taken as a refutation of a misunderstanding of Christian doctrine, much as James in his epistle rebuts a misunderstanding of Pauline theology, not the genuine article. (God did not literally beget Jesus by sexual intercourse with Mary, in the manner of pagan gods siring children on human women, and no Christian believer would argue that He did.) But from a Christian standpoint, the Koranic insistence that Jesus was not really killed by his enemies, but was rescued by God, is incompatible with Divine revelation (not to mention history). It stems from the conviction that God must always necessarily rescue and vindicate the righteous, in this world --which, experientially, is NOT true-- and from (understandable) ignorance of the vicarious role of Jesus' death. Here again, Mohammed's lack of acquaintance with the New Testament was a serious liability --much as a lack of acquaintance with the Koran would be a liability to anyone making claims about Islam. (That isn't, obviously, anything that he could have helped; he had the information that could realistically be available to him in his time and place. By all accounts, he was actively interested in obtaining verbal information about both Judaism and Christianity; he can't be faulted for inevitable gaps in what he could acquire that way.) Also, while the Old Testament applies the Mosaic Law only to Israel, and the New Testament supersedes the letter of it with the spirit/Spirit, the Koran suggests no such limits for its laws --which is seen by strict Moslems today as a mandate to impose them on the entire world! Finally (and related to the latter) the Koran in places clearly commands a Moslem theocracy as the form of human government, and calls for its forcible imposition on the world. To be sure, not all Moslems are inclined to follow this to the letter. But this kind of Koranic teaching (coupled with its death penalty provisions for blasphemy and apostasy) certainly creates a built-in ratchet towards intolerance and religious violence, and provides religious justification for social policies which, no matter how constructive or mitigating they might have been in 7th-century tribal society, today more often create and perpetuate horrible injustice rather than mitigate it. To be wisely aware of this is not the same thing as calling for persecution of peaceful Moslems.So in conclusion, my recommendation regarding the Koran is to read it, not burn it --but read it with a discerning critical faculty. :-)

  • Haleema
    2019-07-23 13:33

    This is awkward. Well, I'm a Muslim. Therefore, I will find this the best book in the history of civilization. =)