The Holy Quran: Text, Translation and Commentary
Abdullah Yusuf Ali's English rendition of 'The Holy Quran: Text, Translation and Commentary' is a monumental work that appeals to the English-speaking world offering, as it does, a comprehensive exegesis of one of the most influential religious texts in human history. Ali's translation is characterized by its archaic but majestic linguistic style that echoes the sacred and poetic nature of the Qur'an itself. Placed against its contemporaries, this translation draws from the deep well of Islamic scholarship and is noted for its extensive footnotes that provide context, interpretive explanations, and comparative references to Biblical passages, thereby offering to its readers an enriched understanding within a broader religious literary context. Abdullah Yusuf Ali was a respected scholar whose comprehensive knowledge of English and classical Arabic endowed him with the unique ability to convey the Qur'an's message to an English-speaking audience. His work emerged during the British Raj, a period marked by cultural amalgamation and intellectual exchange between the Islamic world and the West. It's assumed that his intention was not only to make the text accessible but also to bridge cultural differences by illuminating the core tenets of Islam to a diverse readership that might harbour misconceptions. 'The Holy Quran: Text, Translation and Commentary' by Abdullah Yusuf Ali is highly recommended for students of comparative literature, historians of religion and lay readers seeking an authentic engagement with the Qur'anic text. His scholarly approach sheds light on the layers of meaning within the scripture, making this translation and commentary a valuable resource for a thoughtful and contemplative approach to the study of the Qur'an.
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