“The Quran is for Muslims the verbatim Word of God, revealed during the twenty three-year period of the prophetic mission of the Prophet Muhammad through the agency of the Archangel Gabriel (Jibrīl or Jabra’īl). The meaning, the language, and every word and letter in the Quran, its sound when recited, and its text written upon various physical surfaces are all considered sacred…Considered the Book (al-Kitāb) by all Muslims, it has many names, such as al-Furqān (“the Criterion”) and al-Hudā (“the Guide”), but its most commonly used name is al-Qur’ān, which means “the Recitation.” In the same way that Christians refer to their sacred scripture as the Holy Bible, Muslims usually refer to theirs as al-Qur’ān al-Majīd (“the Glorious Quran”; 50:1; 85:21) or al-Qur’ān al-Karīm (“the Noble Quran”; 56:77). Known in English as the Quran (also Koran), it is the central theophany of Islam and the basic source and root of all that is authentically Islamic, from metaphysics, angelology, and cosmology to law and ethics, from the various arts and sciences to social structures, economics, and even political thought…The Quran is an ever present source of blessing or grace (barakah) deeply experienced by Muslims as permeating all of life.”
~Seyyed Hossein Nasr~ (taken from the Introduction to the Study Quran)
THE STUDY QURAN: A NEW TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY
THE STUDY QURAN is a historic and ground-breaking work, produced by a distinguished team of Islamic Studies scholars led by Seyyed Hossein Nasr. This scholarly yet accessible translation and commentary lets readers quickly and easily explore how Muslims have interpreted the Quran through the centuries to the present day.
“This is perhaps the most important work done on the Islamic faith in the English language to date.”
— Hamza Yusuf, Co-Founder of Zaytuna College