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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As he set up his translation in a kind of tabular form to indicate his views of how the discourse originally ran, it is virtually unreadable; certainly one needs to have some detailed knowledge of the text in order to benefit by the arduous exercise of studying his hard-laboured pages.

Never will the Jews be satisfied with thee, neither the Christians, not till thou followest their religion. And when Moses said to his people, ‘My people, you have done wrong against yourselves by your taking the Calf; now turn to your Creator and slay one another the transgressors. When he said to his sons, ‘What will you serve after me? That is a lightening granted you by your Lord, and a mercy; and for him who commits aggression after that — for him there awaits a painful chastisement.

Open Preview See a Problem? And the peace of God was on me the day I was born, and will be the: 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. The Pilgrimage is in months well-known; whoso undertakes the duty of Pilgrimage in them shall not go in to his womenfolk nor indulge in ungodliness and disputing in the Pilgrimage.

I am the slave of Allah. Her Parents met her while she bare the Infant, and said unto her, Oh Mary! Those who devour usury shall not rise again except as he rises, whom Satan of the touch prostrates; that is because they say, ‘Trafficking trade is like usury. Those unbelievers of the People of the Book and the idolaters wish not that any good should be sent down upon you from your Lord; but God singles out for His mercy whom He will; God is of bounty abounding.

She answered, How shall I have a Son without the touch of man?

Thomas marked it as to-read Oct 15, And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. He states his position clearly enough in the first pages of his justly celebrated version, first published in and reprinted many times since: True piety is this: His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpretedis one of the most prominent written by a non- Muslim scholar, and widely respected amongst academics.


And fear adberry day wherein you shall be returned to God, and every soul shall be paid in full what it has arbeerry and they shall not be wronged.

Koran Interpreted V. 1

That will be better for you in your Creator’s sight, and He will turn to you; truly He turns, and is All-compassionate. It is nearer to the truth to say that he was a great though imperfect character, an earnest though mistaken teacher, and that many of his mistakes and imperfections were the result of circumstances, of temperament, and constitution; and that there must be elements both of truth and goodness in the system of which he was the main author, to account for the world-wide phenomenon, that whatever may be the intellectual inferiority if such is, indeed, the fact of the Muslim races, the influence of his teaching, aided, it is true, by the vast impulse given to it by the victorious arms of his followers, has now lasted for nearly thirteen centuries, and embraces more than one hundred millions of our race — more than one-tenth part of the inhabitants of the globe.

Then We raised you up after you were dead, that haply you should be thankful. And fear God, and know that God is terrible in retribution. Nor are the vulgar permitted to read it, but live and die in an implicite faith of what their Priests deliver. She said, “Would I had died ere this, and become a thing forgotten!

The Koran Interpreted by A.J. Arberry

And call in to witness two witnesses, men; or if the two be not men, then one korxn and two women, such witnesses as you approve of, that if one of the two women errs the other will remind her; and let the witnesses qj refuse, whenever they are summoned.

But do not give to fools their property that God has assigned to you to manage; provide for them and clothe them out of it, and speak to them honourable words. TahaKureshi is currently reading it Feb 07, And when you have performed your holy rites remember God, as you remember your fathers or yet more devoutly.

That has been my adberry in interpreting narrative, argumentative and legislative passages. Some of the translations include commentation offensive to Muslims, and almost all employ a style of language which Muslims at once recognize as unworthy.

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Arberry is also notable for introducing Rumi’s works to the west through his selective translations and for translating the important arbwrry of medieval Andalucian Arabic poetry The Pennants of the Champions and the Standards of the Distinguished.

You will not attain piety until you expend of what you love; and whatever thing you expend, God knows of it. And hath made me blessed wherever I am, and hath charged me with arnerry Prayer and the Almsgiving as long as I live; And help us against the people of the unbelievers.

As for the unbeliever, God is All-sufficient nor needs any being.

He said, “I am but a messenger come from thy Lord, to give thee a boy most pure. To God belongs all that is in the heavers and earth.

We know not save what Thou hast taught us. He will forgive whom He will, and chastise whom He will; God is powerful over everything.

Koran Interpreted V. 1 by A.J. Arberry

So she brought the child to her people, carrying him in her arms. His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the most prominent written by a non-Muslim scholar, and widely respected amongst academics.

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.

Ali Raza marked it as to-read Sep 02, Be not as those who scattered and fell into variance after the clear signs came to them; those there awaits a mighty chastisement, the day when some faces are blackened, and some faces whitened. Prescribed for you, when any of you is visited by death, and he leaves behind some goods, is to make testament in favour of his parents and kinsmen honourably — an obligation on the godfearing.

Arthur John Arberry

Thy father was not a man of wickedness, nor unchaste thy mother. Shema marked it as to-read ,oran 10, She said, What shall be the reward of him who seeketh to commit evil in thy family, but imprisonment, and a painful punishment? Shatha marked it as to-read Oct 16, Why, if he should die or is slain, will you turn about on your heels?

Whether you publish what is in your hearts or hide it, God shall make reckoning with arherry for it.

Feb 07, Aaron Gertler rated it liked it.