Connor (fenoxielo524) wrote in linguaphiles,

Qur'an Translation

I am not Muslim myself, but after studying some Arabic in school and given the prominence of Islam in world events at the moment, I'm interested to read some or all of the Qur'an to get a taste for the beliefs of Muslims, rather than just listening to CNN's interpretation of their doctrine. I'm not at a point with my Arabic where I could actually read the Qur'an, so I'm looking for a decent English translation. There are so many on Amazon, I really have no idea where to start. Ideally, I'd like something that's somewhat contemporary and a good read on it's own in English. If there exists a copy that has a good translation along with the Arabic text (for future reference) that's not too expensive, that would be great too. But mainly I'd just like a translation at this point, and if further down the road I find myself jonesing to test any Classical Arabic chops I might acquire, I can pick up a copy of the Arabic text then.

Oh, and since this isn't for any formal research or a class or anything, by "not too expensive" I mean something less than $25.


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