Author: Majid Fakhry (translator)
Publisher: New York University Press; Bilingual edition (March 2004)
Pages: 645 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
"[This translation] succeeds in expressing the meaning of the original Arabic in simple, readable English."
To followers of Islam, the Qur'an is the literal word of God, revealed through Muhammad, the last of the line of prophets, containing all that is necessary to lead a life of righteousness.
This new bilingual edition, approved by Al-Azhar University, the chief center of Islamic and Arabic learning in the world, offers a comprehensive and accurate rendering of the Qur'an into modern English. The clear, rigorous translation, one of the only English translations available by a native Arabic speaker, is laid out here in dual column format directly opposing the Arabic text to allow the reader to make careful verse by verse comparisons.
• approved by Al-Azhar University, Cairo
• easy-to-read translation into modern English
• index of surahs (chapters)
• English and Arabic headers
• verse numbers within text in English and Arabic
• explanatory footnotes in English
Majid Fakhry is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut and has previously held posts at universities in the Middle East and the U.S., including Associate Professor at Georgetown University. His many publications include Ethical Theories in Islam, Philosophy, Dogma, and the Impact of Greek Thought in Islam and A History of Islamic Philosophy. He was born in Lebanon and now lives in the United States.