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The Qur'an

A New Translation by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
Narrated by: Ayman Haleem
Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know."

The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1,400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. 

Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to listen to while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone. 

About the series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

©2004, 2005 M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Listen to this translation

I like his voice especially the pace of how he reads the English translation of Allah’s words the final message for mankind with slight emotions when needed.
If you struggle to find time to read the Quran- you must listen and now with Audible you have no excuses!
Translation has been confirmed by traditional scholars who have connections to traditional or conservative schools of thought as a sound good translation.
Now to restart another reading from chapter 1!
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Great translation and narration!

was very easy to listen to and comprehend. this translation is written in a more Modern English and the narrator did a really good job reading it eloquently.

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Loved it

Would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about Islam not just Muslims. Kinda wish it was longer. For sure will listen to it again along side with the Arabic Version.

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Thank you sooooo much to the for this.

Finally a very very good English Quran audiobook. A few months ago this was not around when I was looking for something like it. But now this comes out and it is the best around. The man reading is very enjoyable and best of all the chapters are arranged one chapter per a Surah. 10/10.

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Excellent. Highly recommended.

Narrator does a great job. Best available audio translation of the Qur'an that I aware of.

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Alhumdulillah

Perfect, Alhumdulillah. Very glad that I found this. I hope all of the people involved in putting this out receive many blessings from Allah (sawt).

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  • Youssef Mosallam
  • 2018-11-30

Excellent Recitation

The recitation is clear and the pre-chapter (Surah) explanations make it easier to identify the purpose of the message. The English translation makes it easier to follow and understand. Also, the introduction to the full Quran gives a clear and understanding of the historical significance and background of the Quran. I truly like the fact that the author explains that people who wish to villainize and/or use passages for their own personal agendas, pull specific lines (Ayats) out of the whole Chapter (Surah) which does not support the Islamic teachings. Each set of lines (Ayats) are supported by other lines (Ayats) which give a full description of the meaning of the whole Surah (Chapter).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-29

Missing chapter 44

The Surah 44 is missing (smoke). How can this be rectified? The rest appears to be intact.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-29

confusing to follow

I thought this was the actual book and it's not. it jumps around a lot and is hard to follow.

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  • LiveLoveLife
  • 2019-01-13

The Quran

So far it sounds like a positive message on how to live righteously so far

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  • Nahdiyah
  • 2019-01-06

Added Words

this translation took liberties I dont believe are acceptable. I advise listeners to choose another translation.

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  • Jamshed Janfeshan
  • 2018-11-21

I love the translation

the explanation before the chapter starts should be taken out, as they are derived from imam books as third party about the first party the prophet.

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  • Amir
  • 2018-11-13

Best translation I have found so far

This is by far the best translation I have found so far, it is translated very clearly and gives a lot of interesting details. I will listen to this over and over again.

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  • Ahmad A.
  • 2019-08-24

Good translation

Good translation of Quran, it is simple and easy to understand, and dose give the general meanings.

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  • tom allen
  • 2019-08-16

A soft and gentle translation

(I am not a scholar and take no religious opinion here)
Listening brings forward repetition and expression from the messages much different than reading. Basis appears to be grounded by the words of God directly to Moses as revealed and already recorded and written elsewhere. It appears that the a wide swath of nations and peoples were left out when the Old Testament/Torah proclaim 12 tribes as being Gods chosen people.
Mohammad however was not literate and all his thoughts were spoken aloud from some unexplained vision as a messenger. These secession's included scribes that I suspect took some level of accuracy to record Mohammad's periods of incantations.
I was surprised and not expecting what this content. It appeared as much as a document of civil society and interpersonal family behavior. Since this my first reading and this translation may be more or less accurate than more radical translations in wider use today. It is a proclamation of rights to all men whom follow Gods words. These words, as laid down to man from Moses from God. The civil society rules, commence and family relations were, I suspect were not literally spoken to Moses but taken from other writings.

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  • Sonya Dean
  • 2019-08-06

Awesome

Really enjoyed this translation, I love how the Surah’s is explained before and then read out loud. His narrations are very easy to follow and very clear. Amazing.