Author: Muhammad Asad (translator); Dr. Ahmed Moustafa (team designer)
Publisher: The Book Foundation (December 2003)
Pages: 1200 Binding: Paperback w/ box
Description from the publisher:
This is the 6 volume paperback (complete) set, in travel box. Each volume is easy to hold and study from, making it better for students and the general layperson to travel, carry around, or otherwise be more mobile.
A new and greatly enhanced edition of The Message of the Qur'an, the much sought after interpretation of the Qur'an by Muhammad Asad. It features: The Arabic text with the English translation and commentary. A Completely Romanised transliteration of the Arabic text. Newly designed and typeset. A supporting guide to the pronunciation.* A newly compiled geneeral index of names and key concepts. Original artwork by the internationally renowned Muslim artist and scholar, Dr. Ahmed Moustafa.
Muhammad Asad's monumental translation and commentary is now available. This beautiful new edition designed by Ahmed Moustafa includes completely new typography, art and a complete transliteration of the Arabic text.
Muhammad Asad's translation and commentary is widely considered among the best in the English language, renown for its intellectual insight and frequent reference to classical commentaries such as Zamakhshari. Muhammad Asad, a German by descent, ranks highly among the select group of well-known 20th century converts to Islam who subsequently took up scholarship. After his conversion, he traveled widely in the Gulf region during the tumultuous 1930s and 1940s. He later settled in Pakistan upon its creation in 1947, and was Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations during the 1960s. He died in the late 1970s. His variety of experience, in the Gulf during its still unadulterated pre-WWII Bedouin lifestyle, to his presence in the high civilization of America in the 1960s, makes him a unique gentleman to understand both the environment the Qur'an originally flourished in, as well as its relevancy to modern times.
Authorized by Pola Hamida Asad, wife of the late author. Message of Quran.
Alternate spellings: Mohammed Asad, Muhammed Asad, Muhammad Asad, Message of Quran, Message of Qur'an.