As the distinguished British Muslim, Hasan Gai Eaton, explains in a new Prologue to the work, there exists no more useful guide to the Qur’an in the English language than Muhammad Asad’s translation and commentary, and no other translator has come so close to conveying the meaning of the Qur’an to those who may not be able to read the Arabic text or the classical commentaries.
Muhammad Asad’s obituary in the Independent praised his magnum opus, The Message of the Qur’an as a work without rival in English as an interpretation of the Holy Book, not only in its “intellectual engagement with the text”, but also in its “intimate, subtle and profound understanding of the pure classical Arabic of the Qur’an”. This new edition makes the work even more accessible by introducing:
- a complete Romanized transliteration of the Arabic text.
- a supporting guide to pronunciation.
- a newly compiled general index of names and key concepts.
- Original artwork by the internationally renowned Muslim artist and scholar, Dr. Ahmed Mustafa.
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