Projects currently in process are:
- Preparations for:
- A translation-only version of The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation
- A larger-print edition of the Notes, Commentary and Appendix to The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation
- Translation of parts of the The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation into Russian.
Ongoing projects include:
- Regular postings to my YouTube channel
- Further research
- Technical maintenance
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Download the full Reference Edition of The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation as an e-book free!
The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation by Sam Gerrans demonstrates that the Qur’an – contrary to what Traditionalist Islam claims – may be comprehensively understood and robustly defended without recourse to later hearsay (i.e. the hadīth literature).
The reference edition of this work totals over 536,000 words. It comprises the entire Arabic text, a full parallel translation into English, 9,000 footnotes, and accompanying articles.
This project is entirely self-financed and predicated on the principle of paying it forward: giving first and trusting that good people will give back. This means the e-book – and all updates – are made available at no charge.
Readers are asked only to give back in accordance with their means if they find the author’s work valuable to them.
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• Edition: 5.0 (notes)
• Size: 25 MB
• Release date: 29, December 2016
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NOTE: The author’s understanding – and thus his translation – of the Qur’an is based upon that system of Qur’anic hermeneutics which is summarised and meticulously demonstrated in The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition).
That system of hermeneutics includes:
• preference for definitions found within the Qur’an over those found elsewhere
• the application of detailed (fully referenced) pan-textual analysis
• the consistent enforcement of proven values across the text
• the rejection of pre-existing allegiance to claims originating in texts other than the Qur’an
The author considers engaging only those objections levelled at either his translation of particular terms or attendant exegesis which are comparably evidence-based; that is, they both demonstrate proper understanding of the system of hermeneutics employed in The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) and provide evidence superior to that which it provides – being based upon either the same system of hermeneutics, or upon one which demonstrates superior results when applied to the text as a whole.