What is the Quran? Message of the Quran in Simple English presents the meaning and message of the entire Quran in clear, easy to understand English. Apart from the translation of the Quranic text into simple English, it contains also brief explanatory notes for those new to the Quran and Islam, which help in following better the contents of the Quran.
This work stands apart from those generally available English translations of the Quran which being too literal or sectarian hinder readers from understanding the Quran, which is the most widely read book in the world. A unique feature of the Quran is that it represents the actual Word of God which has been faithfully preserved since its revelation between 610 and 633 to this date. Moreover, it has all along been the book of guidance and law for billions of people. It also stands out as a literary masterpiece par excellence in Arabic, which has set the hallmarks of the Arabic language and literature.
Since the Quran is the main source book of Islamic guidance on all aspects of both individual and collective life, its study may prove highly rewarding for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The present work provides an opportunity to readers to find out what the Quran contains. The extensive subject Index in this work will help readers locate easily what the Quran says, as for example, on women, social relations, peaceful co-existence, morals and manners, death and the Afterlife, Messengers of God, Islamic beliefs and practices, religious duties, charity, forgiveness, and the concept and attributes of God in Islam.
Many of the existing translations of the Quran, being literal fail, to convey the message of the Quran. This book attempts to present in simple, fluent English the paraphrase of the meaning and message of the Quran, without claiming to be an exact translation. It, however, does not deviate from the intended meaning of the Quranic text. This new translation, together with its brief explanatory notes and bibliography, will help those who are new to the Quran and Islam.