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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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"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!
Enjoy.

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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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Excellent translation, easy to follow

Excellent introduction on the history of the Qur'an and history of english translations. Introduction explains the benefit of this translation over others.

Each chapter is prefaced with a brief informative introduction on the context, meaning, and content of the chapter.

Highly recommend this translation.

Audio is beautiful and narrator has smooth and easy to hear voice.

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great and easy translation of the sacred book

very easy to listen too,worth listening too,great and easy translation of the sacred book a good read for non Muslim that are curious about the Qur'an

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Great narration

Ayman Haleem, the narrator, read calm, slow and precise and take the reader on a journey. Initially, it was hard for me to focus or understand since other types of books are a little loud and fast. As I kept listening Iw as able to focus better. I am listening this audio for the second time and it gave me a whole lot of information that I missed earlier. So whoever is listening to this, I recommend them to re-listen over and over again. You will be surprised how much information it is in each narration.

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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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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 2019-04-29

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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  • Stephan
  • 2018-11-01

Serviceable English edition.

Sura 43, 44 are combined. Helpful introduction at the start of each sura. Clear narration.

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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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  • venkata raghava b v
  • 2020-02-23

Peace the Primary Divine Purpose

This is my third english version of the Qur’an and by far the most meaningful.
I have also read the Bible, done some theology and have some understanding of Hindu and Buddhist faith.
The Prophet brought an end to the internecine quarrels among the Arab tribes and the faith that He brought forth became the medium. Similarly Christianity could be credited with the Unification of Europe over a longer time frame.
However Peace is surely not the result in the later interactions of the major populations of the world to the present day. In fact faith seems a hinderance than a help in the Divine Purpose of Peace.
The primacy of Faith over Peace I believe is the cause of all strife in the world. The exact opposite what we believe the Prophets lived for.

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  • nagamaniwar
  • 2019-10-11

Thank you

Amazing I don`t know how many times I thank you for this! God bless you!!

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  • JMW
  • 2019-09-25

Excellent Translation

I was very excited to listen to this translation. it is fluid, clear, and understandable!

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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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  • 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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