"….He has not placed any Hardship upon you in Religion…" [TM Qur'an  22:78]

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The Meanings of the Illustrious Qur'an

By Abdullah Yusuf Ali
 Paper Back 625 Pages With Foot Notes A5

This version Published in India, has changed old form of pronouns like thou, thine etc for (you, yours) and other word like hath, showeth, knoweth etc (for has, shows, knows). The foot notes are simple explanations of complicated words.

This is an excellent easy to read translation without any of the original commentary.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali says in the Preface to the first edition
"The English shall be, not mere substitute of one word for another, but the best expression I can give to the fullest meaning which I can understand from the Arabic text. The rhythm, music, and exalted tone of the original should be reflected in the English interpretation. It may be but a faint reflection, but such beauty and power as my pen commands shall be brought to it's service" 


'Call unto to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation and reason with them in the better way .....'
(TM Al-Quran16:125)

The Meaning of the GLORIOUS QUR'AN
With Arabic Text 
An Explanatory Translation by 
Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall
Hardback (A5)  740 Pages
Arabic Text with English Translation By Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall
Indian Print

William Pickthall was born in 1875 in London, to an Anglican clergyman, and spent his formative years in rural Suffolk. He was contemporary of Winston Churchill at Harrow, the famous private school. During intervals from living a sedentary life in Suffolk, Pickthall traveled extensively in the Arab world and Turkey. In 1917, Pickthall reverted to Islam.

The mission of 'translating' the Qur'an had preoccupied Pickthall's mind since he reverted to Islam. He saw that there was an obligation for all Muslims to know the Qur'an intimately. In 1930, Pickthall published The Meaning of the Glorious Koran (A. A. Knopf, New York). Pickthall maintained that the Qur'an being the word of Allah (SWT) could not be translated.

Thousands of people have benefited from this work of Pickthall,

More about Pickthall on http://www.iiie.net/Opinions/Pickthall.html

'No person can afford to be ignorant of the Qur'an, it speaks with perfect knowledge of the Creator about his creation. It exposes the truth. It contains important information about human destiny and that of the individual. It educates and raises men to the highest moral, intellectual and social level when they strive to comprehend it and apply its teachings to life.'

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