The Holy Quran
The Holy Quran, translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, is a widely popular edition renowned for its high-quality English translation. This sacred book of Islam is believed to be the word of God, revealed to Prophet Muhammad over a period of 23 years through the angel Gabriel. While it was initially committed to memory by his companions, literate believers made written copies during the Prophet's lifetime.
The first full compilation of the Quran was done by the first Caliph Abu Bakar, and later recompiled in the original dialect by the third Caliph Uthman. Muslims believe that the truth of the Quran is fully revealed only in classical Arabic. However, with the growing influence of Islam in the modern world, translations play an important role in introducing and explaining the religion to a wider audience.
This particular translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali is considered the most faithful rendering of the Quran in English.