The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) sheds new and much needed light on the message of the Qur’an; light hitherto impeded by dogma originating entirely outside the Qur’an, but required by Traditionalist Islam.
The Translation from the Reference Edition as a stand-alone text.
paperback | 362 pages | high quality print on creme paper | 6 x 9 x 0.8″/ 15.2 x 22.9 x 2.0 cm | 1.17 lb / 0.53 kg
I recommend The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation over other translations of the Qur'an due to the clear and transparent supporting work presented by Sam Gerrans; the fact its work was conducted without pre-installed assumptions, and its meanings are not drawn from traditional bias.
The text format/layout is easier to follow and read. It is also not laced with extra texts which attempt to explain meaning but which often push the free-thinking person studying the scripture in a direction that man has decided upon.
I had already accepted that the Qur'an is the word of God but struggled to rationalize or understand how this book translated into what is Traditionalist Islam that we know today. This version allows me to read the Qur'an in a purer form, with Qur'anic and historical evidence to support its true meanings.
This in my opinion is the most important work on the word of God since its original revelation.
The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (English Translation Edition) presents the Translation from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) – a work which sheds new and much needed light on the message of the Qur’an; light hitherto impeded by dogma originating entirely outside the Qur’an, but required by Traditionalist Islam – as a more portable, stand-alone text.
The Background and Reference sections from the Reference Edition are included here to give the reader some understanding of the processes which inform the broader project.
Those not acquainted with The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) are asked to appreciate that this Translation is the function of a rigorous hermeneutic process – one which is meticulously referenced in that book.
The extensive supporting evidence and information found in the Reference Edition may be purchased as a separate book – Notes, Commentary & Appendix to The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation – available in both hardback and paperback.
References are indicated by means of superscript circles (˚) in the Translation.
That the Qur’an employs elliptical statements is a commonly accepted fact; where such statements occur is interpreted variously by translators. Here, ellipsis is indicated in the Translation by means of […]. The reader will find a full list of elliptical statements in the Notes section.
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|Dimensions||15.2 × 2.0 × 22.9 cm|