My copy of this book was a gift to me from a Sufi Master and is thought in these circles to be the most accurate translation of the Qur'an available. Great care was taken in the translation. The commentaries are very helpful in explaining the context in which some of the verses are written, and they do not, in my opinion, reflect the thoughts of the translator, rather they are inspired. There is no blasphemy here in these pages, words added are always deliniated so as to be plain to the reader that they were added for understanding, they are not incorporated to appear as to be part of the Prophet's writings, may peace be upon him. All in all this is the most accessible translation of the Qur'an I have ever read, as it is faithfully translated from the Arabic. The english translation exists in one column and the arabic is printed in the column directly next to the translation. I highly recommend this translation. READ.