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By MIchael Sells

Approaching the Qur’án is a big occasion in non secular publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, strength, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’án, the sacred scripture of Islam. during this moment version, Sells introduces very important new translations of suras and a brand new preface that addresses the continued controversy over instructing approximately Islam and the Qur’an in American universities. Approaching the Qur’án offers superb translations of the quick, hymnic suras linked to the 1st revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. each one of these early revelations look on the finish of textual content and are in most cases reached in simple terms via the main resolute reader of latest English translations. those suras comprise the most strong, prophetic and revelatory passages in spiritual heritage. they give the imaginative and prescient of a significant and simply lifestyles that anchors the faith of one-fifth of the world’s population. Approaching the Qur'án is enriched via inclusion of unfastened downloadable audio recordings of Quranic reciters, permitting readers a chance to listen to the Qur'án in its unique shape. The e-book contains Sells’ advent to the Qur’án, commentaries of the suras, a word list of technical phrases, and chapters discussing the sound nature and gender elements of the Arabic text.

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