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By MIchael Sells

Approaching the Qur’án is an incredible occasion in non secular publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, energy, 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 provides tremendous translations of the fast, hymnic suras linked to the 1st revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. almost all these early revelations seem on the finish of textual content and are in general reached basically via the main resolute reader of current English translations. those suras comprise essentially the most strong, prophetic and revelatory passages in spiritual heritage. they provide 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 by means of inclusion of loose downloadable audio recordings of Quranic reciters, permitting readers a chance to listen to the Qur'án in its unique shape. The ebook comprises Sells’ creation to the Qur’án, commentaries of the suras, a thesaurus of technical phrases, and chapters discussing the sound nature and gender features of the Arabic text.

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