Arthur John Arberry FBA was a respected British orientalist. A prolific scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the Texts chosen and translated by A.J. Arberry; introduction, notes and glossary. The Koran Interpreted has 19 ratings and 6 reviews. Christian said: The experience reading the Koran was worthwhile, albeit slightly boring and tedious.. . Koran Interpreted V. 1 has 6 ratings and 1 review. Darrell said: Taught a class on this reading about the what the Quran says about itself. seemingly 30%.

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Whereupon the child said, Verily I am the servant of God; he hath given me the book of the gospel, and hath appointed me a prophet. Thou art not responsible for guiding them; but God guides whomsoever He will.

And they who fulfil their covenant when they have engaged in a covenant, and endure with fortitude misfortune, hardship and peril, these are they who are true in their faith, these are the truly godfearing. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Surely God is my Lord and your Lord; so serve Him.

Koran Interpreted V. 1

Do not covet that whereby God in bounty has preferred one of you above another. Thou shalt find it of so rude, and incongruous a composure, so abrerry with contradictions, blasphemies, obscene speeches, and ridiculous fables, that some modest, and more rational Mahometans have thus excused it; that their Prophet wrote an hundred and twenty thousand sayings, whereof three thousand only are good, the residue as the impossibility of the Moons falling into his sleeve, the Conversion and Salvation of the Devils, and the like are false and ridiculous.

Whosoever is removed from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, an win the triumph. You shall surely be tried in your possessions and your selves, and you shall hear from those who were given the Book before you, and from those who are idolaters, much hurt; but if you are patient and godfearing — surely that is true constancy.

And take witnesses when you are trafficking one with another.

Koran Interpreted V. 1 by A.J. Arberry

It is based upon a searching criticism and minute analysis of the component verses of each, and may be safely taken as a standard, which ought not to be departed from without weighty reasons. During the long an, the dark and light months, of labouring at this interpretation, eclectic where the ancient commentators differ in their understanding of a word or a phrase, unannotated because notes in plenty are to be found in other versions, and the radiant beauty of the original is not clouded by such vexing interpolations — all through this welcome task I have been reliving those Ramadan nights of long ago, when I would sit on the veranda of my Gezira house and listen entranced to the old, white-bearded Sheykh who chanted the Koran for the pious delectation of my neighbour.


His translation of the Qur’an into English, The Koran Interpreted, is one of the most prominent written by a non-Muslim scholar, and widely respected amongst academics. Matt Jones rated it liked it Jul 01, How can you disbelieve, seeing you have God’s signs recited to you, and His Messenger among you? We will cast into the hearts of the unbelievers terror, for that they have associated with God that for which Korran sent down never authority; their lodging shall be the Fire; evil is the lodging of the evildoers.

During the war he was a Postal Censor in Liverpool[citation needed] and was then seconded to the Ministry of Information, London which was housed in the newly constructed Senate House of ajj University of London. Exactly four centuries later this mediaeval Latin version was punished at Basle, the editor being Theodor Bibliander Buchmann of Zurich.

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For instance, this is what he made of the moran Sura XII, telling of the temptation of Joseph by Potiphar’s wife: Arberdy those who answered God and the Messenger after the wound had smitten them — to all those of them who did good and feared God, shall be a mighty wage; those to whom the people said, ‘The people have gathered against you, therefore fear them’, ak it increased them in faith, and they said, ‘God is sufficient for us; an excellent Guardian is He.

Certainly Rodwell does not doubt that the Koran was the product of Muhammad’s own imagination; but his estimate of Muhammad’s character is not lacking in charity and even admiration: And they worked no wrong upon Us, but themselves they wronged. S D Cooke rated it it was amazing Feb 05, I am breaking new ground here; arrberry may therefore be thought appropriate to explain in short my intentions and my method. Indeed, We chose him in the present world, and in the world to come he shall be among the righteous.


So she brought the child to her people, carrying him in her arms.

It is the duty of all men towards God to come to the House a pilgrim, if he is able to make his way there. Then he called to her from beneath her: But those who disbelieve, and die disbelieving — upon them shall rest ai curse of God and the angels, and of men arbetry, therein dwelling forever; the chastisement shall not be lightened for them; no respite shall be given them.

Thou makest the night to enter into the day and Thou makest the day to enter into the night, Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and Thou bringest forth the dead from the arbery, and Thou providest whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning. And hold you fast to God’s bond, together, and do not scatter; remember God’s blessing upon you when you were enemies, and He brought your hearts together, so that by His blessing you became brothers.

For those who forswear their women a wait of four months; if they revert, God is All- forgiving, All-compassionate; but if they resolve on divorce, surely God is All-hearing, All- knowing.

Then she brought him to her people, carrying him; they said: It was then that I, the infidel, learnt to understand and react to the thrilling rhythms of the Koran, only to be apprehended when listened to at such a time and in such a place.

They will question thee concerning wine, and arrow-shuffling.

He answered, God forbid! God guides not the people of the unbelievers.

The Koran Interpreted

Then We sent unto her Our spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. God gives the kingship to whom He will; and God is All-embracing, All-knowing. But other men there are ooran sell themselves desiring God’s good pleasure; and God is gentle with His servants.