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Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation (Ahmed Ali)
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Author: Ahmed Ali
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages: 572 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Unlike the classic translations of the Holy Qur'an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali or Marmaduke Pickthall, Ahmed Ali here translates the Qur'an in modern, contemporary English. This volume, with the Arabic included, is highly readable. Words such as 'thou' are not used. The author, a professor of literature, is a distinguished Pakistani scholar, novelist, poet, diplomat, and critic. This translation has come to be recognized as the best of existing modern translations of the Qur'an. Brief notes are given to explain various sections, and meanings from classical Arabic dictionaries (lexicons) are used to define key words and phrases.