Arthur John Arberry FBA was a respected British orientalist. A prolific scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the Texts chosen and translated by A.J. Arberry; introduction, notes and glossary. The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . Koran Interpreted V. 1 has 6 ratings and 1 review. Darrell said: Taught a class on this reading about the what the Quran says about itself. seemingly 30%.

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She said, What shall be the reward of him who seeketh to commit evil in thy family, but imprisonment, and a painful punishment? And the labour pains came upon her at the trunk of a palm tree, and she said, “O that I had died before this, and been forgotten out of mind! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.

It is a far cry indeed from the intolerant hostility of the seventeenth century, the urbane superiority of the eighteenth.

This argument is most powerfully addressed to a devout Arabian, whose mind is attuned to faith and rapture; whose ear is delighted by the music of sounds; and whose ignorance is incapable of comparing the productions of human genius.

Thou makest the night to enter into the day and Thou makest the day to enter into the night, Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living, and Thou providest whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning. Then there you are killing one another, and expelling a party of you from their habitations, conspiring against them in sin and enmity; and if they come to you as captives, you ransom them; yet their expulsion was forbidden you.


But if the couple desire by mutual consent and consultation to wean, then it is no fault in them. And if they turn their backs, assuredly God knows the workers of corruption. Then her infant spake, and said, I am the Servant of God, he hath taught me the Scripture, hath made me a Prophet, blessed me in all places, and commanded me to pray unto him; he hath recommended to me purity through the whole course of my life, and to honour my Father and Mother; he hath not made me either violent or malicious, praised shall be the day of my birth, the day that I shall die, and the day of my resurrection.

Ask the Children of Israel how many a clear sign We gave them. Arberry is also notable for introducing Rumi’s works to the west through his selective translations and for translating the important anthology of medieval Andalucian Arabic poetry The Pennants of the Champions and the Standards of the Distinguished.

And who does greater evil than he who bars God’s places of worship, so that His Name be not rehearsed in them, and strives to destroy them?

The Koran Interpreted by A.J. Arberry

Sadia Rao marked it as to-read Dec 22, And when you koean to them their property, take witnesses over them; God suffices for a reckoner.

Our Lord, give us what Thou hast promised us by Thy Messengers, and abase us not on the Day of Resurrection; Thou wilt not fail the tryst.

Will you bid others to piety, and forget yourselves while you recite the Book? And sell not My signs for a little price; and fear you Me.

God loves not any guilty ingrate. Moreover if thou see any man, and he question thee, say, Verily, I have vowed a fast unto the Merciful; wherefore I will by no means speak to a man this day. Yea, Thou hearest prayer. And give agberry women their dowries as a gift spontaneous; but if they are pleased to offer you any of it, consume it with wholesome appetite.

Thou art not responsible for guiding them; but God guides whomsoever He will. But if one of you trusts another, let him who is trusted deliver his trust, and let him fear God his Lord. But other men there are that sell themselves desiring God’s good pleasure; and God is gentle with His servants. Preview — The Koran Interpreted by A.


He said, “I am but a messenger come from thy Lord, to give thee a boy most pure. This is Palmer’s interpretation of the Birth of Jesus: Thy Lord hath said: Be the first to ask a question about The Koran Interpreted.

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Jim added it Jul 05, And had chosen seclusion from them. That is xj lightening granted you by your Lord, and a mercy; and for him who commits aggression after that — for him there awaits a painful chastisement.

The Torah was not sent down, neither the Gospel, but after him. No other rendering was in the hands of Edward Gibbon when he wrote: For my own part I have preferred to indicate these terminations and connections by rounding off each succession of loose rhythms with a much shorter line.

Arthur John Arberry

The St inters Sep 02, Darrell Jolley rated it it was ok Shelves: And those firmly rooted in knowledge say, ‘We believe in it; all is from our Lord’; yet none remembers, but men possessed of minds. And fear God, and know that God has knowledge of everything. Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms – – their wage awaits them with their Lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow.

A sister of Aaron! Then We sent to her Our spirit, who took for her the form of a human being, shapely.

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