The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic. The Koran Interpreted [Arthur J. Arberry] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Koran was revealed from about A>D> to
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ARBERRY, ARTHUR JOHN – Encyclopaedia Iranica
But with the nineteenth century came the rise of oriental studies in the scientific meaning of the term; and the interpretation of the Koran inevitably engaged the interest of scholars eager to apply the methods of the higher criticism to this as yet virgin field of research. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Take not God’s signs in mockery, and remember God’s blessing upon you, and the Book and the Wisdom He has sent down on you, to admonish you. They say, ‘We hear, and obey.
Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth; all obey His will — the Creator of the heavens and the earth; and when He decrees a thing, He but says to it ‘Be,’ and it is.
Classical Persian LiteratureLondon, 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. And some there are of them that are common folk not knowing the Book, but only fancies and mere conjectures.
Thy Lord bath said: If thou followest their caprices, after the knowledge that has come to thee, then thou wilt surely be among the evildoers whom We have given the Book, and they recognize as they recognize their sons, even though there is a party of them conceal the truth and that wittingly.
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Arthur John Arberry
It is nearer to the truth to say that he was a great though imperfect character, an earnest though mistaken teacher, and that many of his mistakes and jonn were the result of circumstances, of temperament, and constitution; and that there must be elements both of truth and goodness in the system of which he was the main author, to account for the world-wide phenomenon, that whatever may be the intellectual inferiority if such is, indeed, the fact of the Muslim races, the influence of his teaching, aided, it is true, by the vast impulse given to it by the victorious arms of his followers, has now lasted for nearly thirteen centuries, and embraces more than one hundred millions of our race — more than one-tenth part of the inhabitants of the globe.
Hast thou not regarded those who were given a portion of the Book, being called to the Book of God, that it might decide between koram, and then a party of them turned away, swerving aside?
It is easy for Me. O believers, void not your freewill arbegry with reproach and injury, as one who expends of his substance to show off to men and believes not in God and the Last Day. English Choose a language for shopping. It is He who forms you in the womb as He will.
I desire not to be unchaste; he said, The thing shall be as I have told thee, it is facile to thy Lord; thy Son shall be a token of the Omnipotency of God, and of his special grace towards such as shall believe in his Divine Majesty; she became with Child, and retired some time into a place remote from People, where she sustained the dolours of Child-birth, at the foot of a Date-tree, and said, Why am I not dead?
Nicholson and other noted scholars. He states his position clearly enough in the first pages of his justly celebrated version, first published in and reprinted many times since: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. And We gave to Moses the Book, and after him sent succeeding Messengers; and We gave Jesus son of Mary the clear signs, and confirmed him with the Holy Spirit; and whensoever there came to you a Messenger with that your souls had not desire for, did you become arrogant, and some cry lies to, and some slay?
His catalogues of the oriental manuscripts in the India Office, Cambridge University, and Chester Beatty libraries provide an essential tool for all scholars working in the Islamic field.
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And if you desire to exchange a wife in place of another, and you have given to one a hundredweight, take of it nothing. Be not as those who scattered and fell into variance after the clear signs came to them; those there awaits a mighty chastisement, the day when some faces are blackened, and some faces whitened.
Yet this important text remains little understood in the West. Then Zachariah prayed to his Lord saying, Lord, give me of Thy goodness a goodly offspring.
And when his Lord tested Abraham with certain words, and he fulfilled them. That, because they said, ‘The Fire shall not touch us, except for a number of days’; and the lies they forged has deluded them in their religion.
The evidence rather shews, that in all he did and wrote, Muhammed was actuated by a sincere desire to deliver his countrymen from the grossness of its debasing idolatries — that he was urged on by an intense desire to proclaim that great truth of the Unity of the Godhead which had taken full possession of his own soul — that the end to be attained justified to his mind the means he adopted in the production of his Suras — that he worked himself up into a belief that he had received a divine call — and that he was carried on by the force of circumstances, and by gradually increasing successes, to believe himself the accredited messenger of Heaven.
The Spiritual Physic of Rhazestr. And vie with one another, hastening to forgiveness from your Lord, and to a garden whose breadth is as the heavens and earth, prepared for the godfearing who expend in prosperity and adversity in almsgiving, and restrain their rage, and pardon the offences of their fellowmen; and God loves the good-doers; who, when they commit an indecency or wrong themselves, remember God, and pray forgiveness for their sins — and who shall forgive sins but God?
And had chosen seclusion from them. Thy father was not a man of wickedness, nor unchaste thy mother. Specimens of Arabic and Persian PalaeographyLondon,