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How would you buy a Qur'an?

I looked on Amazon but I'm confused as to which is the true text. I don't know any who are muslim or i'd ask them.

So my question is which text is the ture text and where can you buy it at?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:07 AM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (15)
  • As said the true text is in arabic, in another language it is just considered as a translation, and as with any other book translations can be flawed, and the translation is given as the meaning rather than the literal , which means the verses can vary slightly according to the translator. There are quite a few translations, of which some are more common than others.

    As a above there is the - NOBLE QURAN by Dr. Mohammad Taqi ud Din Al Hilali and Dr. Muhammad Mushin Khan, - this has further explanations in brackets with in the verses.

    Yusuf Ali - was for a time the prefered english transalation and is probably one of the briefest / direct in translation. although superseeded today by the "OFFICIAL" saudi version (the one i use the most ) which is his work reviewed and adapted by a committee. Which most likely will be the copy you will get if you send off for a free one ,

    Pickthal - is a fairly old english translation
    zanzeebeel

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 12:41 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Barns and noble is where I got mine. No I am not Muslim but I like to have other religious text.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 12:09 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • i woudln't buy my Quran from Barnes and Noble. LOL.. i'm muslim. i've been there and boy the selection is poor and the commentary poorer.

    i would recommend the NOBLE QURAN by Dr. Mohammad Taqi ud Din Al Hilali and Dr. Muhammad Mushin Khan,

    you can also read it at... thenoblequran.com

    im not sure where you can buy it online.. i'll ask around for you.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 12:20 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • A true text Qur'an MUST be printed in Arabic only. I think "true text" still applies if Arabic and English are printed side by side but I'm not positive about that.
    Barnes and Noble and Borders Books both carry texts.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 12:21 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • True text only applies to arabic Qurans..meaning that is the exact speach/words of Allah. however there are some praiseworthy english translations of the meaning of the Quran(meaning that learned scholars attempt to translate it so that we may understand it but it's not the word of Allah) and that is what i gave you. i'm guessing you don't read arabic.

    i would love to get you a copy of it ... if you pm me
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 12:28 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • How do you send away for a free one?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Anonymous
    How do you send away for a free one?

    I'll go find the link , and also some on line sites , inshallah
    zanzeebeel

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 1:52 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Heres some links I found, --- you have to pay postage on one, but if you live near a mosque and you contact them , it would be unusual if they didnt have a free copy for you.

    http://www.freequran.com/html/front.htm

    http://www.allahsquran.com/free/

    https://www.explorethequran.com/request-a-quran/american-public.html

    zanzeebeel

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 2:16 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • If you want to take a look on line heres a few sites to start you off, if you dont like them you can google loads more.


    http://www.quranflash.com/en/quranflash.html
    --- this site is really neat it is a flash site with a bookshelf, once you get the hango f turning the pages , by dragging the mouse, its easy, the first turn is the hardest LOL - you gotta take a look just for the flash LOL

    http://www.guidedways.com/index.php
    --- a great site for searching the quran and hadiths

    http://www.quranexplorer.com/Quran/Default.aspx
    --- a translation and recitation site

    http://www.quran4theworld.com//translations/translations.html
    --- a nice site for an introduction to islam, and the quran

    http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?TabID=4&SubItemID=1&l=eng&t=eng&SecOrder=4&SubSecOrder=1


    zanzeebeel

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 3:22 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Why would ya'?



    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 6:25 AM on Dec. 2, 2009