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A Concordance of the Qur’an

This Concordance of the Qur’an in English satisfies a paramount need of those—and there are millions of them—who have no command of the Arabic language and yet desire to understand the Qur’an. The benefit derivable from English translations of the Sacred Book is, in principle, limited because, first, the Qur’an is not a “book” but […]

  • Hanna E. Kassis
  • 0-520-04409-6
  • 1983
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A Concordance of the Qur’an
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    This Concordance of the Qur'an in English satisfies a paramount need of those—and there are millions of them—who have no command of the Arabic language and yet desire to understand the Qur'an. The benefit derivable from English translations of the Sacred Book is, in principle, limited because, first, the Qur'an is not a "book" but a collection of passages revealed to Muhammad over a period of about twenty-three years and, second, because the Qur'an is not really translatable. This does not mean that the Qur'an should not be translated. It does mean that translations lose much in tone and nuance, let alone the incommunicable beauty, grandeur, and grace of the original. . . .  

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    • Hanna E. Kassis
    • 0-520-04409-6
    • 1983
    • United States of America
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