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Good idea but poor translation and style
on 4 September 2017
Firstly I would like to say that this idea of translation and explanation of the Holy Quran in simple language for young children is very commendable. The authors intentions are commendable who is a revert to Islam from Christian background. Indeed he has written many good books on Islam for children. However on ordering for my young children after reading the positive reviews on amazon and reading at random surahs and ayah, I was disappointed with the choice of words used in the translation e.g. asr translated as history rather then time, description of sura qadr not quite what I expected and the translation of Holy Quran is punctuated by grey boxes explaining the historic context and sub headings of themes which for me interrupts the flow of beauty of The Revelation. Footnotes would have been better and introduction to each surah with the historical context work better as you traditionally find in classical tafsirs. Having illustrations throughout the text was not a good idea and for me, reminds me of Bible for Children books I see in the Library. The text of the Quran should suffice to fill the imagination of the reader. Having story books of the Prophets stories explained by authors own imaginative language illustrated with pictures is great but that approach does not suit directly with translations of the Holy Quran. I hope the author takes feedback from readers as his efforts are commendable. Thank you to Amazon for accepting my return and refund.