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The Koran (Al-Qur'ān):
Arabic-English Bilingual Edition with an Introduction by Mohamed A. ‘Arafa

Title: The Koran (Al-Qur'ān): Arabic-English Bilingual Edition with an Introduction by Mohamed A. 'Arafa

Translator: Maulana Muhammad Ali

Year: 2018

Language: English / Arabic

Specifications: 635 pages; 6.0 in. x 9.0 in., perfect paperback, full color cover, black & white interior

Price: $30.99 (paperback); $7.99 (eBook)


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ISBN (13) (Paperback): 978-1-68109-088-7
ISBN (10) (Paperback): 1-68109-088-0
ISBN (13) (ePub): 978-1-68109-089-4
ISBN (10) (ePub): 1-68109-089-9


This Arabic / English side-by-side translation of the Koran (Al-Qur’an) brings together one of the best known translations in the English language - Maulana Muhammad Ali’s classic text, juxtaposed with the original Arabic Koran.

Mohamed A. ‘Arafa, Ph.D. introduces the Koran with a detailed overview of Islam, Islamic law (the Shari'a) and the beliefs of Muslims. His Introduction examines Islam as a religion as well as current issues that Muslims face, practical and policy considerations in addressing terrorism and Islamic law as a positive legal system and a divine legal system.

After careful examination, Maulana Muhammad Ali’s translation was selected due to its careful fidelity in accurately conveying the meanings of the Arabic while maintaining fluidity in the English. The Arabic text contains all diacritical marks to aid students to master pronunciation in Koran recitation.

About the Author

Mohamed A. ‘Arafa (Ph.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; LL.M., University of Connecticut School of Law; LL.B., Alexandria University School of Law) is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Egypt); Adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (USA); a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Brasília School of Law (Brazil); and a Visiting Professor/Scholar at Cornell University School of Law in New York. He serves as Managing Editor of the Arab Law Quarterly in London.

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