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Best of the Modern Translations.,
This review is from: The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics) (Hardcover)
I own many of the major translations (Yusuf Ali, Pikthall etc) and find this to be the best all round translation into modern English.
Whilst a short commentary exists, it doesn't take up half the page and the focus always remains on the word of God. Each surah is introduced with a few lines to outline the basic principles and happenings. The text isn't presented in seperate verses and instead appears as continuous prose with each verse numbered.
The aim of every new translation nowadays is to render the meaning in an easy to understand way and this particular translation succeeds in doing that very well. The actual book is bound beautifully and presented nicely.
This is the translation I use most now; it is very complete.