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At last a properly readable arabic - enqlish translation
on 7 July 2012
I just felt that I had to write a review but some background would be useful first. When I was first considering acquiring a kindle I was at the same time thinking of purchasing a pocket electronic quran principally for reading (not any mp3 playback ability). So I thought why don't I just get a kindle. The problem was back then was that the arabic - english translation parallel texts offered an arabic view that was not really practically readable. The Abdul Haleem translation was very good but the Arabic script was not really readable as presented without a magnifying glass. So for a long time I persevered with a seperate PDF file for the Quran which I was lucky to find (formatted to A5 - the best paper size for the Kindle in my experience) and then after reading opening up my Abdul Haleem translation. However this deprived me of the side by side view of the English with Arabic. In the past the three main English translations that would often appear electronically, out there on the web, were Pickthal, Ali and Shakir. The last being one that I generally never referred to. However with this Kindle offering a side by side , Arabic - English view I thought why not try it if it gives a good readable Arabic view. Not disappointed on the Arabic frint, at last a fully readable Arabic - English translation of the Quran , with the Arabic with full tashkeel and the usual various markers for Juz, Sajdah , etc. Also a linked table of contents - Quranic translations for the Kindle without a TOC area frustration beyond belief. I was hesitant of any potential partisan bias in this translation as I was aware that this is the translation promoted by Tahirke Tarsile Qur'an but so far I have not come across anything strongly objectionable. In short this kindle offering gives me what I was looking for from the very beginning, a readable side by side translation. For that reason a resounding 5 stars !