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The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition – Parallel Text) [hardback | dust jacket]

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The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation employs a systematic method of lexical evaluation, one which accepts the Qur’an’s internal definitions of key words as binding, and derives the meanings of other key terms on the basis of pan-textual comparison and analysis – which values it enforces with rigid consistency across the entire translated text.

Arabic text included. Parallel English translation. Notes, Commentary & Appendix in small print.

hardback with dust jacket | 1,200 pages | high quality print on white paper | 6 x 9 x 2.44″ / 15.2 x 22.9 x 6.19 cm | 3.84 lb /1.74 kg

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Logically and systematically translated

I recommend this translation of the Quran simply because you can see that it's logically and systematically translated by a serious and intelligent man like Sam Gerrans.

This is an independent version of the Qur'an which gave me a new and wider view on my life.

I have also learned a lot through Sam's videos.

Amine A. Belgium

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation sheds new and much needed light on the message of the Qur’an; light hitherto impeded by dogma originating entirely outside the Qur’anic narrative, but required by Traditionalist Islam.

Traditionalist Islam claims:

  • That the Qur’an may be understood only by reference to a later literature called the hadith
  • That, taken together, the Qur’an and the hadith provide the foundation for what is called Islam
  • That Islam is a religion in the sense of prescribed dogma, rite and custom
  • That by adhering to Islam one aligns oneself with the guidance contained in the Qur’an
  • That Islam’s emphasis on a Caliphate under Sharia Law originates in the Qur’an

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation illustrates where and how such claims – as well as others Traditionalist Islam makes – are at unambiguous variance with the Qur’an.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation employs a systematic method of lexical evaluation, one which accepts the Qur’an’s internal definitions of key words as binding, and derives the meanings of other key terms on the basis of pan-textual comparison and analysis – which values it then enforces with rigid consistency across the entire translated text.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation also draws the reader’s attention to the substance of the Qur’anic narrative in areas long disregarded by the religion which today claims monopoly rights over it, including:

  • Muhammad as a fallible man, one whose knowledge of God was limited to the Qur’anic revelation
  • The Qur’an’s emphasis on piety and good works as desirable irrespective of group affiliation
  • The absence – contrary to the Traditionalist’s expectations – of an external saviour figure
  • The existence and features of God’s time-honoured protocol for destroying tyrannical systems
  • The implication that God’s warranted destruction of evil is contingent upon actions by believers

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition – Parallel Text) features:

  • The Qur’anic revelation presented in continuous Arabic-English parallel text
  • Layout as an aide-mémoire intended to benefit English-speaking students of the Qur’an in Arabic
  • Largest possible font sizes for both Arabic and English in the parallel text
  • Unobtrusive system of references linking 9,000 notes with the corpus of the translation
  • Appendix comprising twenty-four articles which expand on points referenced in the notes
  • Cohesive and ­comprehensive explanation of the historically elusive muqattaʿat
  • Logical numbering conventions designed to expedite navigation across content

Additional information

Weight 1.74 kg
Dimensions 15.2 × 6.19 × 22.9 cm