The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic. The Koran Interpreted [Arthur J. Arberry] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Koran was revealed from about A>D> to

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Arberry Volume 1 Preface for Part One The first rendering of the Koran into a western language was made by the English scholar Robertus Retenensis in the twelfth century, at the instance of Peter the Venerable, Abbot of Cluny; it was completed inand enjoyed a considerable circulation in manuscript. Seek you help in patience and prayer, for grievous it is, save to the humble who reckon that they shall meet their Lord and that unto Him they are returning.

ARBERRY, ARTHUR JOHN – Encyclopaedia Iranica

O believers, when you contract a debt one upon another for a stated term, write it down, and let a writer write it down between you justly, and let not any writer refuse to write it down, as God has taught him; so let him write, and let the debtor dictate, and let arberdy fear God his Lord and not diminish aught of it. The verses into which the individual Sura is divided usually, but not always, represent rhetorical units, terminated and connected together by a rhyming word.

The Legacy of Persiaed. Then We sent unto her Our arghur and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. Then he called to her from beneath her: Our Lord, do Thou not burden us beyond what we have the strength to bear. So woe to those who write arbsrry Book with their hands, then say, ‘This is from God,’ that they may sell it for xrthur little price; so woe to them for what srthur hands have written, and woe to them for their earnings.


No other book ever written, with the possible exception of the Bible, has so dramatically influenced the course of civilization as the Koran. And hath made me blessed wherever I am, and hath charged me with the Prayer and the Okran as long as I live; I will set thy followers above the unbelievers till the Resurrection Day. He published some twenty books in Islamic studies during his lifetime, many dealing with mysticism and poetry.

Come now to a word common between us and you, that we serve none but God, and that we associate not aught with Him, and do not some of us take others as Lords, apart from God.

The affair belongs to God entirely.

If any of you is sick, or injured in his head, then redemption by fast, or freewill offering, or ritual sacrifice. Omar Khayyam and FitzGeraldLondon, It is easy for Me.

The Koran Interpreted

And if you intermix with them, they are your brothers. Lord, we believe in that Thou hast sent down, and we follow the Messenger. And they worked no wrong upon Us, but themselves they wronged. Privacy Policy Add Comment.

But God shall not turn towards those who do evil deeds until, when one of them is visited by death, he says, ‘Indeed now I repent,’ neither jlhn those who die disbelieving; for them We have prepared a painful chastisement. Receive Thou this from me; Thou hearest, and knowest.

Arthur John Arberry

Those are God’s bounds; He makes them clear unto a people that have knowledge. Born at Portsmouth on 12 Mayhe went to Cambridge University in with a classics scholarship and subsequently studied Persian and Arabic with R. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. arbefry


Decked out fair to the unbelievers is the present life, and they deride the believers; but those who were godfearing shall be above them on the Resurrection Day; and God provides whomsoever He will without reckoning. For those who forswear their women a wait of four months; if they revert, God is All- forgiving, All-compassionate; but if they resolve on divorce, surely God is All-hearing, All- knowing. Glory be to Him! That is the belief of old-fashioned Sheykhs and the view of the present writer.

Eat then and drink, and be of cheerful eye: Our deeds belong to us, and to you belong your deeds; Him we serve sincerely. But do not give to fools their property that God has assigned to you to manage; provide for them and clothe them out of it, and speak to them honourable words. Views Read Edit View history.

For God gives life, and He makes to die; and God sees the things you do. Divorced women shall wait by themselves for three periods; and it is not lawful for them to hide what God has created in their wombs; if they believe arbrery God and the Last Day. ArberryBedford, The full account of the revealed Arabic text accompanied by parallel transliteration English and Arabic Edition.