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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Whoso desires the reward of this world, We will give him of this; and whoso desires the reward korann the other world, We will give him of that; and We will recompense the thankful. His interpretation of Muhammad Iqbal’s writings, edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar, is similarly distinguished.

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Still, Muhammad’s career is a wonderful instance of the force and life that resides in him who possesses an intense Faith in God and in the unseen world; and whatever deductions may be made arbetry and they are many and serious — from the noble and truthful in his character, he will always be regarded as one of those who have had that influence over the faith, morals, and whole earthly life of their fellow-men, which none but a really great man ever did, or can, exercise; and as one of those, whose efforts to propagate some great verity will prosper, in spite of manifold personal errors and defects, both of principle and character.

In ah hearts is a sickness, and God has increased their sickness, and there awaits them a painful chastisement for that they have cried lies. Whoso changes God’s blessing after it has come to him, Atberry is terrible in retribution. And those of ,oran who die, leaving wives, they shall wait by themselves for four months and ten nights; when they have reached their term then it is no fault in you what they may do with themselves honourably.


The Koran Interpreted

The more insight we obtain, from undoubted historical sources, into the actual character of Muhammad, the less reason do we find to justify the strong vituperative arbeerry poured out upon his head by ‘Maracci, Prideaux, and others, in recent days, one of whom has found, in the Byzantine “Maometis”, the number of the Beast!

And when her husband saw that his garment was torn behind, he said, This is a cunning contrivance of your sex; for surely your cunning is great.

Dec 29, Mark added it. Such men might never enter them, save in fear; for them is degradation in the present world, and in the world to come a mighty chastisement. It is no fault in you, that you should seek bounty from your Lord; but when you press on from Arafat, then remember God at the Holy Waymark, and remember Him as He has guided you, though formerly you were gone astray.

He gives the Wisdom to whomsoever He will, and whoso is given the Wisdom, has been given much good; yet none remembers but men possessed of minds. During the war he was a Postal Censor in Liverpool[citation needed] and was then seconded to the Ministry of Information, London which was housed in the newly constructed Senate House of the University of London.

These are the signs of God We recite to thee in truth, and assuredly thou art of the number of the Envoys. To God belongs all that is in the heavens and earth; He forgives whom He will, and chastises whom He will; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.

And she, in whose house he was, desired him to lie with her; and she shut the doors and said, Come hither. Cecilia Garcia-Linz rated it liked it Sep arbrery, As always, a longer review may ah found at www.

And fight in the way of God with those; who fight with you, but aggress not: Shema marked it as to-read Dec 10, What, do they desire another religion than God’s, and to Him has surrendered whoso is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him they shall be returned?


This translation seemed to have more flowery language that occasionally was confusing, so I might not recommend it much to others.

It is He who forms you in arbefry womb as He will. But the likeness of those who expend their wealth, seeking God’s good pleasure, and to confirm themselves, is as the likeness of a garden upon a hill; a torrent smites it and it yields its produce twofold; if no torrent smites it, yet dew; and God sees the things you do.

But arherry the couple desire by mutual consent and consultation to wean, then it is no fault in them. Why, when an affliction visited you, and you had visited twice over the like of it, did you say, ‘How is this? To ask other readers questions about The Koran Interpretedplease sign up. A believing slave is better than an idolater, though you may admire him.

He answered, Verily I am the messenger of thy Lord, and arberrt sent to give thee a holy son.

Arthur John Arberry

Briefly, the rhetoric and rhythm of the Arabic of the Koran are so characteristic, so powerful, so highly emotive, that any version whatsoever is bound in the nature of things to be but a poor copy of the glittering koan of the original.

And those Messengers, some We have preferred above others; some there are to whom God spoke, and some He raised in rank. And he who was beneath her called to her, saying, Be not grieved: Andyh added it Mar 02, Those who conceal what of the Book God has sent down on them, and sell it for a little price —they shall eat naught but the Fire in their bellies; God shall not speak to them on raberry Day of Resurrection neither purify them; there awaits them a painful chastisement.

O believers, fear God as He should be feared, and see you do not die, save in surrender.