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The Koran (Penguin Classics) Paperback – April 28, 2015. Dawood founded The Arabic Advertising & Publishing Company in 1959, which is now one of the major producers of Arabic typesetting outside of the Middle East

The Koran (Penguin Classics) Paperback – April 28, 2015. by. N. J. Dawood (Translator, Introduction). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Dawood founded The Arabic Advertising & Publishing Company in 1959, which is now one of the major producers of Arabic typesetting outside of the Middle East. He is best known for his translation of the Koran, the first in contemporary English, for the Penguin Classics in 1956. It has now sold over a million copies.

Most striking to me is how disjointed and random the teachings seem to be in comparison to the Bible (with which I am far more familiar).

The Koran (Penguin Classics) Library Binding – August 11, 2008. Most striking to me is how disjointed and random the teachings seem to be in comparison to the Bible (with which I am far more familiar).

Imprint: Penguin Classics. Published: 26/06/2014. The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world's most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right.

N With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines

With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

It was reissued in the Penguin Classics and a further selection (Aladdin .

It was reissued in the Penguin Classics and a further selection (Aladdin and Other Tales) was published in 1957, also in the Penguin Classics. Both books were combined into a single volume (Tales from the Thousand and One Nights) in 1973. The founder of the Penguin Classics was Dr. E. V. Rieu, CBE – a classicist and an accomplished Greek and Latin scholar who had translated inter alia the Iliad and the Odyssey. Rieu revolutionized the art of translation, and became a mentor and key influence upon Dawood's approach to the translator's craft. For N J Dawood, the Koran was a lifelong work in progress – constantly revised and refined in the course of an entire career.

The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of. .Born in Baghdad, N J Dawood came to England as an Iraq State Scholar and graduated from London University. The Koran Penguin classics.

The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago.

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item 4 The Koran (Penguin Classics) Paperback Book The Cheap Fast Free Post -The Koran (Penguin Classics) Paperback Book The Cheap Fast Free Post. He is best known for his translation of the Koran, the first in contemporary English idiom, which was published as a Penguin Classic in 1956. Country of Publication. Translated by. Dawood.

The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible word of God as first .

The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible word of God as first revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ag. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world's most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Comments: (7)

Ber
2nd copy purchases! Bought both at Amazon. In these tumultuous times, this should be read in order to have a broader knowledge base. In concert with 'The Children of Abraham', excellent reading. Make no mistake, I am a Christian who is not afraid of opposing beliefs.
Brariel
An excellent translation. Recommended to me by a University professor who teaches about Islam.
Gold Crown
Yes it was very helpful for my class
Oreavi
OK, I have an Arabic speaking friend who criticizes all English translations of the Koran. Because Dawood wasn't available online, as are Pickthal, Shakir, and others, I bought a copy, and as far as translations go, it's probably as good as you're going to get in English. Yusuf Ali is *soft* in his rendering, and you're going to need supporting books like the Tafsirs, Hadiths, and Sira to get as much understanding of Mohammad as possible. Make no mistake, Islam is Mohammad and his belief system. Know the man behind the cloak of this religion, and you'll have a far better understanding of the images coming out of Islam on a daily basis. A Koran might be a gateway, but it will not bring you to understand Mohammad's character; that will be more clearly revealed by his Sunnah.

Good luck, and fasten your seatbelts; it's a very bumpy ride.
Akirg
I am not an expert in Arabic, but I have read two different translations of the Koran, one by A. J. Arberry and the Penguin classic edition translated by N. J. Dawood. The Penguin edition is far superior in readability, although the basic teachings of the Koran can be recognized from either translation.
Most striking to me is how disjointed and random the teachings seem to be in comparison to the Bible (with which I am far more familiar). "Love your enemies" and "Turn the other cheek" from the Bible stand in contrast to the more militaristic tone of the Koran which encourages adherents to "Make war on them [the unbelievers] until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme" (The Spoils, 8:40; see also Prohibition, 66:9). Heaven is pictured as a place of sensuous delights designed especially for men, who "shall sit with bashful, dark-eyed virgins, as chaste as the sheltered eggs of ostriches" (The Ranks, 37:48). Although women have some protection and rights in the Koran, God has made men superior to women and given men permission to "beat them" (Women, 4:34 or 4:38 in other translations).
There are numerous allusions to people whose names appear also in the Bible, but always with a different slant. Abraham's significant son becomes Ishmael instead of Isaac, and Jesus is mentioned, but his relationship to God as the Son of God is denied (The Believers, 23:91). In stark contrast to the biblical emphasis on salvation by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9), the Koran teaches that salvation comes to those whose good deeds weigh heavy on the scales. Those whose deeds are light forfeit their souls and abide in Hell forever (The Believers, 23:104). In the Koran, the earth is created in two days instead of six. Revenge is acceptable. In divorce, he gets the children! Most disturbing, perhaps, are instructions on what to do with those who abandon Islam and have become disbelievers. "Do not befriend them," "Seize them and put them to death wherever you find them" (Women, 4:90). The Koran does, indeed, make for significant reading.
Monin
This is an easy to use translation.
Went Tyu
gift for my son
Book is good price,a must read for anyone wanting to understand this religion.
The Koran (Penguin Classics) download epub
Humanities
Author: N. J. Dawood
ISBN: 0140449205
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised edition (September 28, 2004)
Pages: 456 pages