The Holy Qur'an is one of the most influential books in human history, and is widely regarded as the best piece of literature ever to emerge from the Arabic world. The Qur'an, according to the Islamic faith tradition, is the word of God, handed down to the Prophet Muhammad around the year 600 B.C.
The Qur'an has proven incredibly difficult to translate into English, and is one of the most frequently misunderstood books in the Western world. While the Western World (and perhaps more accurately, the Christian world) has been at war, whether physical or ideological, with the world of Islam for hundreds of years, many would be interested to see how similar the Qur'an actually is to other famous religious texts.
This particularly superb new translation of the Qur'an is written in contemporary English while making a strong attempt to retain the message and spirit of the original., In particular, this translation avoids much of the incoherence and total misinterpretation that has marred English translations of the Qur'an for decades. For the first time, English-speaking readers finally have a readable copy of this fascinating work.
The best way to truly understand something is to dive into source material, and we’d urge you to review this copy of the Qur'an before forming any judgments of that faith on your own.