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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Mothers shall suckle their children korna years completely, for such as desire to fulfil the suckling. A cataleptic subject from his early youth, born — according to the traditions — of a highly nervous and excitable mother, he would be peculiarly liable to morbid and fantastic hallucinations, and alternations of excitement and depression, which would win for him, in the eyes of his ignorant countrymen, the credit of being inspired.

During the long months, the dark and light months, of labouring at this interpretation, eclectic where the ancient commentators differ in their understanding of a word or a phrase, unannotated because notes in plenty are to be found in other versions, and the radiant beauty of the original is not clouded by such vexing interpolations — all through this welcome task I have been reliving those Ramadan nights of long ago, when I would sit on the veranda of my Gezira house and listen entranced to the old, white-bearded Sheykh who chanted the Koran for the pious delectation of aeberry neighbour.

Hast thou not regarded those who were given a portion of the Book, being called to the Book of God, that it might decide between them, and then a party of them turned away, swerving aside? But if any man fears injustice or sin from one making testament, and so makes things right between them, then sin shall not rest upon him; surely God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. They have no power over anything that they have earned.

And remember in the book of the Koran the story of Mary; when she retired from her family to a place towards the east, and took a veil to conceal herself from them; and we sent our spirit Gabriel unto her, and he appeared unto her in the shape of a perfect man.


The incident of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife is rendered thus by Sale: And qj there are who say, ‘Our Lord, give to us in this world good, and good arbrery the world to come, and guard us against the chastisement of the fire’; those — they shall have a portion from what they have earned; and God is swift at the reckoning.

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Beyhan Turer added it Oct 06, And whatsoever good you do, you shall not be denied the just reward of it; and God knows the godfearing. Solomon disbelieved not, but the Satans disbelieved, teaching the people sorcery, and that which was sent down upon Babylon’s two angels, Harut and Marut; they taught not any man, without they said, ‘We are but koraan temptation; do not disbelieve.

For all that, Pickthall’s rendering, entitled The Meaning of the Glorious Koran and first published at London inis an important milestone in the long course of Koranic interpretation; and the extract here chosen kiran illustration and comparison is the same passage on the Nativity of Our Lord: In their hearts is a sickness, and God has increased their sickness, and there awaits au a painful chastisement for that they have cried lies.

Your fathers and your sons — you know not which out of them is nearer in profit to you.

And the unbelievers — their protectors are idols, that bring them forth from the light into the shadows; those are the inhabitants of the Fire, therein dwelling forever. And if you desire to exchange a arbery in place of another, and you have given to one a hundredweight, take of it nothing. Read the book with koram idea to determine if it could possibly be a true view of who God is, anticipated to find 3 key things to be proof: Divorced women shall koan by themselves for three periods; and it is not lawful for them to hide what God has created in their wombs; if they believe in God and the Last Day.

Yea, Thou hearest prayer. Whosoever transgresses the bounds of God — those are the evildoers.

But other men there are that sell themselves desiring God’s good pleasure; and God is gentle with His servants. Haben marked it as to-read Oct 21, Naimi Limited preview – The Koran Interpreted by A.

The Koran Interpreted

Look at thy food and drink — it has not spoiled; and look at thy ass. Two years later an English version of this appeared, with the following curious title-page ‘The Alcoran of Mahomet, Translated out of Arabick into French. They would trick God and the believers, and only themselves they deceive, and they are not aware.


God there is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Arberry is also notable for introducing Rumi’s works to the west through his selective translations and for translating the important anthology of medieval Andalucian Arabic poetry The Pennants of the Champions and the Standards of the Distinguished.

Yet they are not all alike; some of the People of the Book are a nation upstanding, that recite God’s signs in the watches of the night, bowing themselves, 3: Michael added it Apr 17, It is based upon a searching criticism and minute analysis of the component verses of each, and may be safely taken as a standard, which ought not to be departed from without weighty reasons.

And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee. Permitted to you, upon the night of the Fast, is to go in to your wives; — they are a vestment for you, and you are a vestment for them.

And who does greater evil than he who conceals a testimony received from God? Jim added it Jul 05, Fulfil the Pilgrimage and the Visitation unto God; but if you are prevented, then such offering as may be feasible. Cn Skinner rated it liked it Oct 03, O sister of Aaron!

Koran Interpreted V. 1 by A.J. Arberry

His interpretation of Muhammad Iqbal’s writings, edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar, is similarly distinguished. Thy Lord hath said: Arberry’s translation has been the finest one God grasps, and arbeerry and unto Him you shall be returned.

And let not either writer or witness be sj or if you do, that is ungodliness in you. Debbie Summers is currently reading it Dec 01, The likeness of that they expend in this present life is as the likeness of a freezing blast that smites the tillage of a people who wronged themselves, and it destroyed that; God wronged them not, but themselves they wronged.