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The Qur'an: English translation with parallel Arabic text
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on 9 April 2015
If you are looking for a usable parallel text of the Qur'an, this one certainly isn't it! Neither the nice dust jacket nor the excellent translation of Professor Abdel-Haleem can detract from the fact that this is a very poorly executed publishing effort. Firstly, the Arabic text is so small that even a native speaker will find it difficult to read. Secondly the pages are laid out in a most peculiar and aesthetically unpleasing way where one third of the page is empty space. Would it not have been more sensible to use that empty space to increase the size of the Arabic font making it of some use to the Arabic learner? The ugliness of the layout and the unreadable arabic make this edition fairly unusable and I discourage anyone from purchasing it.
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on 11 January 2013
This translation is a great improvement over earlier translations for me. The English is much more understandable but still conveys the meaning accurately, so far as I can tell. The language still retains much of the powerful delivery one would expect. One criticism I have is that many people who read the Qur'an in translation have poor or no Arabic reading skills. In my case, I find the Arabic script quite difficult to decipher, mainly because of it's small font. If the Arabic text was in a larger font size, I would rate this translation even higher.
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on 24 October 2014
Excellent modern English translation of the Quran by Professor Abdel Haleem approved by Al Azar it flows like the Arabic Quran and is easy to understand probably a successor to Yusuf Ali's although its good to have both due need of extensive unmatched commentary which is only found in Yusuf Ali's The Holy Qur'an and some passages are explained in more detail in Yusuf Ali's too, but for modern English speakers Abdel Haleem's is probably the best of the recent New translation's in the English language.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 January 2015
Alhamdulliah I can't fault the quality ... Salamu Alaikum ( peace be upon you ) well worth getting im dyslexic and I can understand it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2012
It was so good to see a learned translation of the Quran in a coherent and fluently readable English. A great work.
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on 13 July 2014
I ordered it few months ago and was reading it now during Ramadan ,I found many pages missing and some are miss-placed/wrongly numbered. I was trying to find sura Yasin and Sura Rehman and could not find it. I am not sure if this mistake is only with one copy which I ordered or all have same mistakes. If it is printing mistake then all copies must have mistakes.
Therefore I wouldn't recommend any one to buy it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 February 2013
I was interested in reading the Qur'an to get an understanding of the true meaning. I read up on the people who had translated the writing into English. Professor Haleem's translation was approved by Al-Azhar in Cairo, the worlds leading authority on Qur'anic. Islamic, and Arabic studies, and I found the translation very easy to understand and digest. I am enjoying (if that's the right word) reading through the verse's, I have felt peace whilst reading and I do try and read every day, sometimes I cannot put it down.
I thank you Professor Haleem.
Salaamu Alaikum.
Jane.
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on 20 February 2013
Highly recommended for its excellent background by way of introduction, for its in-depth explanation and modern english writing.
is a very useful reference for every muslim in their everyday life.
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on 8 May 2014
Best translation I've ever read. I would thoroughly recommend people to buy this and read it. It was throughly illuminating and gave me room to contemplate.
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on 21 January 2013
Really impressive translation, gives anyone a good understanding of the Quran without being too overwhleming.

Best english translation I've seen.
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