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The Qur'an: A New Translation (Thomas Cleary), Author: Translation by Thomas Cleary,Publisher: Starlatch Press

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This is a new and complete translation of the Qur'an-the Islamic scripture-by one of the premier translators of religious texts in the world. The meanings of this sacred text are rendered into the English language with subtle touches of poetry and crisp prose, allowing the reader an opportunity to understand not only the evident meaning of the Qur'an but something of the soul and spirit it evokes. This direct and timely rendition is an essential source for the modern reader.

Thomas Cleary €“ Holding a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, he is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali and Arabic- including the best-selling Art of War.

Dimensions: 9.96" x 6.94" 

Sample excerpt:

81: The Rolling Up

In the name of God, the Benevolent, the Merciful
1. When the sun is rolled up
2. and when the stars fall lusterless
3. and when the mountains are blown away
4. and when the pregnant camels are neglected
5. and when the wild beasts are herded
6. and when the oceans are flooded
7. and when the souls are matched
8. and when the infant girl who was buried is asked
9. for what offense she was killed;
10. And when the pages are opened,
11. and when the sky is stripped
12. and when the blaze is fired up
13. and when the garden is drawn near
14. each soul will know what it has brought about.
15. Yes, I swear by the planets that recede,
16. run, and disappear,
17. and the night as it darkens
18. and the dawn as it breaks
19. that this is the word of a noble messenger,
20. endowed with power, his rank established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne
21. obeyed and faithful there.
22. So your companion is not insane --
23. he saw him on the clear horizon.
24. And he isn't grudging with the unseen;
25. and this isn't the word of an accursed devil.
26. So where are you going?
27. This is a message to all peoples,
28. for any of you who want to be upright.
29. But you won't want to unless it is the will of God, Lord of the universe.

Author: Translation by Thomas Cleary

ISBN: 192969444X

# of Pages: 301

Type: PB

Publisher: Starlatch Press 


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