Book review: The Qur’an. A New translation by M.A.S.Abdel Haleem

Title: The Qur’an

Author: Words of Allah revealed to His Messenger Muhammad ﷺ translated by M.A.S Abdul Haleem

Publisher: Oxford World’s Classics

Pages: 464

Rating out of 10: 10

Recommend? Yes

Analysis: The Qur’an is undoubtedly the best book as it is the word of Allah the Most High that He revealed to His Final Messenger ﷺ. The Qur’an itself cannot be reviewed in such a manner as this however I wanted to write a short review of this translation which brought light into my life as it aided in me in my journey to striving to become a better Muslim. A journey that I am still on.

This translation offers a comprehensible, clear and easy way to read the Qur’an’s translation in English. Each chapter has a short summary before of the surah which aids in seeking knowledge and understanding the main themes of the chapter you will read.

In this day and age, when words are misconstrued intentionally or the English for other translations are difficult to understand for the average reader, this book provides us with a much needed simple translation. Due to this I have recommended this translation to those wanting to learn more about Islam, those who would like to read the Qur’an easily and everyone that I cross paths with.

This book became my friend in Ramadhan two years ago as I would read it before taraweeh. It also became my go to gift for others as when you have something good you want to share it.

You can purchase it here:

You can also purchase it with the Arabic text alongside:

I do recommend always buying books from your local Islamic shops to give business to others in your community.


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