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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good translation and explanation
I think translation and explanation by Abdullah yusuf ALi is the best of all i have read/seen so far.
there is line by line translation and explanation of important/complex points in each line. wherever in the explanantion author has put forward a view he has done it explicitly so you may ignore or accept it if goes against your wisdom/sense. Also helpful are the...
Published on 14 Mar 2011 by mohammad moonis

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The quality of this book is atrocious.
Salam.

It may be that I have bought the only bad copy in the batch. But the build quality is very bad. This is the only hardback book I have bought, new or second-hand, where the spine crinkles up when you open it for the first time. The printing of the cover is indifferent in quality. The back cover is blistered as received. Finally, Amazon or someone else in...
Published on 24 Jun 2010 by Mr. Francis A. King


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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The quality of this book is atrocious., 24 Jun 2010
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Mr. Francis A. King (Bath, UK) - See all my reviews
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Salam.

It may be that I have bought the only bad copy in the batch. But the build quality is very bad. This is the only hardback book I have bought, new or second-hand, where the spine crinkles up when you open it for the first time. The printing of the cover is indifferent in quality. The back cover is blistered as received. Finally, Amazon or someone else in the sales chain has dropped it on the corner.

The book is compact, and the Arabic occupies only about 2/5ths of the width of the page - consequently the Arabic text is quite small. The main language is English, and the only reason why you would want Arabic as well is if you want to read it as a English speaker - it is too small for that.

Finally, and it is bizarre, the Surahs are introduced right in the middle of the previous Surahs.

The end result is that the book is going back as faulty. You would not honestly buy a copy of this book, if you were standing in a bookshop. This book is well below the quality that I would expect of a company like Amazon. I feel pity and compassion for Abdullah Yusuf Ali who has spent so much time on the translation, only for him to be let down so badly by his publisher.

Do yourself a favour. Avoid. There are many better Korans on the market.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice translation but..., 25 April 2011
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It's a lovely translation, and the printing looks good, but the actual quality of the book itself is really shabby. It's not even a hard back, the cover seems more like cardboard than anything else. It turned up dented, unfortunately.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good translation and explanation, 14 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Holy Qur'an: Arabic Text with English Translation (Hardcover)
I think translation and explanation by Abdullah yusuf ALi is the best of all i have read/seen so far.
there is line by line translation and explanation of important/complex points in each line. wherever in the explanantion author has put forward a view he has done it explicitly so you may ignore or accept it if goes against your wisdom/sense. Also helpful are the appendices which provide detiled acocunt of several opics such as who wer ad and thamud, torah and injeel (psalams and bible etc). summing up, i would definitely recommed for someone who doesn't want just a translation but also wants to probe a little bit..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bambi, 5 April 2014
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I bought this hoping to see what is so important, but was bitterly disappointed as I could not make head or tail of the principles which I expected to find. Sorry, but not for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Koran, 15 Oct 2013
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This book's translation is done in a way that could be understood by anyone with the most basic english. In my opinion Abdullah Yusuf Ali made a good job with this Qur'an translation.The Holy Qur'an: Arabic Text with English Translation
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5.0 out of 5 stars Item review, 2 Sep 2013
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Very nicely decorated. Easy to read. Ideal introduction to the Koran in English text. Small and compact. Hardback useful as protects book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Good copy, 29 Mar 2013
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I recommend this copy of the translation of the Quran very much. The index at the end is very helpful for research or for looking for most of the subjects. If you want to look for all the ayats in the Quran dealing with Jesus, Moses, marriage etc. the Index will show them all under each title.
It is nicely bound in hard covers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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Quite satisfied
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 July 2014
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very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all Humans, 6 July 2014
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Bought as a present
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