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1st Edition

The Holy Koran
An Introduction with Selections

ISBN 9780415440578
Published December 25, 2007 by Routledge
146 Pages

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Book Description

Despite being revered as the Holy Book by Muslims throughout the world, the Koran is the least known and least understood in the West of all the great religious books. In this volume A J Arberry examines this paradox and explains the qualities of the Koran which have made it acceptable to so many people. The selections have been chosen and arranged to illustrate the religious and ethical message of the Koran.

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A. J. Arberry


"Captures something of the fire of the original in a manner rarely attained by translators…A book to be recommended." Manchester Guardian