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4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice but...., 25 Mar. 2012
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I really like this translation of the Holy Quran. My only gripe with it, is the chosen word for - Jinn has become, Sprite, and Non-Believer becomes Atheist.
I find this quite a big change considering I am used to the Yusuf Ali translation of the Quran, as I find it stays more faithful to the original. However this was a refreshing and clear modern translation which is my second fav translation for the modern reader.
As a believer, and also happen to be familiar with Thomas Cleary's other work, I decided to try this translation.
Also due to the layout, I was pleased with the format of the text in the book, but not the book size. I felt it could have been built better. Its rather large surface, I'd generally prefer thicker and smaller size. More pages, and smaller size. Otherwise, a great buy.
Overall, 4 stars. As a work well done and enjoyed.
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Initial post: 3 Feb 2015 17:01:54 GMT
Blossom says:
which is ur first favourite translation pls and y?
thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2016 10:17:34 BDT
Blake says:
Yusuf Ali is considered the gold standard, but you will still enjoy this version. It is just a more modern feeling to the translation. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I suppose I was nitpicking.

Imagine Yusuf Ali is = King James Bible
This Thomas translation = NIV bible.

You get the idea.
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