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The Message of the Qur'an 
Translated and Explained by Muhammad  Asad (Leopold Weiss)
Hardback , Large , 998 Pages

Includes a Short Introduction of each Surah (Chapter) and Running commentary of The Translation of the Message of the Qur'an

Muhammad Asad's translation and commentary is  reknown for its intellectual insight and frequent reference to classical commentaries such as Zamakhshari.

Muhammad Asad, a German by descent, ranks highy among the select group of well-known 20th century converts to Islam who subsequently took up scholarship.
He was born a Jew, Leopold Weiss, in Galicia in 1900, worked for a time as a correspondent for the Frankfurter Zeitung, embraced Islam in 1926 after four years of intermittent residence among the Arabs, and has lived since 1932 among the Muslims in India and Pakistan.
After his conversion, he travelled widely in the Gulf regionduring the tumultuous 1930s and 1940s. He later settled in Pakistan upon its creation in 1947, and was Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations during the 1960s. He died in 1992.

His variety of experience, in the Gulf during its still unadulterated pre-WWII bedouin lifestyle, to his presence in the high civilization of America in the 1960s, makes him a unique gentleman to understand both the environment the Qur'an originally flourished in, as well as its relevancy to modern times.

We are told that this Work contains some serious departures from the orthodox viewpoint on a number of Qur'anic statements. Asad appears to be reluctant to accept the literal meaning of some Qur'anic verses. For example, he doubts the throwing of Ibrahim into fire, Jesus speaking in the cradle; refers to Khidr and Dhulqarnain as mythical figures and expresses unconventional views on abrogation (Naskh) theory.

It is therefore recommended for those who are studying the Qur'an and not recommended for Contemplation, reflection and daily Reading 


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