Fifi Alvarez

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Quran - The Final Testament - Authorized English V&hellip by Dr. Rashad Khalifa Ph.D.
Originally published over 25 years ago. This translation was an attempt by the Author to peel back traditional Sunni and Shia interpretations of the Quran and offer a non sectarian rendering of the text. The question is, did he succeed. Well, it avoids the biblical style phrasing of the Yusef Ali and M.H Shakir translations and because of that makes itself accessable to the modern reader who can just pick it up and delve in. They are interesting observations of the earth being described as egg shaped, evolution and that Satan(Ibless) is a temporary God on the earth. However the real controversy of this translation at the time (and now) was that it attempted to render an interpretation free… Read more
Cubot P9 Unlocked 5.0 inch Android 4.2 3G Smartpho&hellip by Cubot
More than adequate !

Bought this as I needed a cheap mobile phone. From initial use the build quality is good. Initially found that Netflix app did not work. It started up then the picture freezes and the sound continues playing. To solve this I uninstaled the Netflix app available via Google Play and installed Netflix 1.8.1.apk. Just do a search via the browser and install Netflix is working now without any problems.

I use Giffgaff and found that to set up 3G use the following settings below:

Go to Settings
Tap More Settings (or Wireless and Networks)
Click… Read more
Quran: A Reformist Translation by Martha Schulte-Nafeh
Quran: A Reformist Translation by Martha Schulte-Nafeh
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Compared to popular translations such as Abdullah Yusef Ali and N J Dawood. This translation attempts to understand the Quran by using the Quran itself and not by recourse to sayings and actions attributed to Muhammad, known as Hadith and Sunnah . The authors have tried to tackle many controversial verses such as 4:34 which is traditionally understood as permission to beat ones wife and verse 4:127 which is interpreted by some as sanctioning marriage to underage orphans. These and other issues are covered at the beginning of the book. The book uses modern english and therefore may be easier to read than other translations that sometimes use archiac terms or structure.The propective buyer… Read more