Author: Muhammad Marmaduke PickthalPublisher: Kitab BhavanYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 708ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171511066
This translated work presents to English readers what Muslims the world over hold to be the meaning of the words of the Qur'an, and the nature of that Book.This is the first English translation of the Qur'an by an Englishman who is a Muslim. The Qur'an cannot be translated. That is the belief of old-fashioned sheykhs and the view of the present writer. The book is here rendered almost literally and every effort has been made to choose befitting language.Before publication the work has been scrutinized word by word and thoroughly revised in Egypt with the help of one whose mother-tongue is Arabic, who has studied the Qur'an and who knows English; and when difficulties were encountered the translator had recourse to perhaps the greatest living authority on the subject. Every care has thus been taken to avoid unwarrantable renderings.
Translator's ForewordIntroductionList of SurahsTransliteration of Arabic Words and Names114 Suras (Chapters) Index