English Translation with Arabic Text
For a translation to do justice to the Quran and capture its elegance and vigor, it has to be accurate, smooth, eloquent, and accessible. Unlike most popular translations, The Clear Quran masterfully passes on all counts.
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About the Translation
For a translation to do justice to the Quran and capture its elegance and vigor, it has to be accurate, smooth, eloquent, and accessible. Unlike most popular translations, The Clear Quran® masterfully passes on all counts. To achieve accuracy, the translator has made use of the greatest and most celebrated works of old and modern tafsir (Quran commentaries), and shared the work with several Imams in North America for feedback and insight. For clarity, every effort has been made to select easy to understand words and phrases that reflect the beauty, flow, and power of the original text. Along with informative footnotes and Sura (chapter) introductions, verses have been grouped and titled based on their themes for a better understanding of the chapters, their main concepts, and internal coherence. Thanks to our dedicated team of scholars, editors, and proofreaders, we believe that what you are holding in your hands now is the finest translation of the Final Revelation.
About the Translator
Dr. Mustafa Khattab is a Canadian-Egyptian authority on interpreting the Quran. He was a member of the first team that translated the Ramadan night prayers (Tarawîḥ) live from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina (2002-2005). Dr. Khattab memorized the entire Quran at a young age, and later obtained a professional ijâzah in the Ḥafṣ style of recitation with a chain of narrators going all the way to Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Islamic Studies in English with Honours from Al-Azhar University’s Faculty of Languages & Translation. He lectured on Islam at Clemson University (OLLI Program, 2009-2010), held the position of Lecturer at Al-Azhar University for over a decade starting in 2003, and served as the Muslim Chaplain at Brock University (2014-2016) and UTM (2019-2021). He is a member of the Canadian Council of Imams and a Fulbright Interfaith Scholar. He has served as an Imam in the U.S.A. and Canada since 2007 and is the translator of The Clear Quran (2015), the author of The Clear Quran® for Kids (2020), The Clear Quran® Dictionary (2021), Shukran (an illustrated story for children, 2020), The Nation of Islam (2011), and Outfoxing Fox News (2017), and contributor to the Encyclopedia of Muslim American History (2010).
This is the best translation I have read so far.
Well written for detailed understanding. Best English translation I have read.
Language is simple and clear with very helpful footnotes. It's not a tafseer, so don't expect too much context in certain ayahs. However, the author does provide helpful short notes on certain ayahs and/or words. The pages are thinner than I would like, but the flexi cover is great. I love the splitting of ayahs based on themes! I have the Oxford translation and I would rate the Clear Quran higher than that. I would recommend getting the english-arabic side by side version. Also, the book was delivered in very good protective packaging.
The book was delivered in a timely manner, in excellent condition. I opted for USPS media mail for delivery. The flexi-cover is as described - a good middle option in between the hard cover and soft cover. As for the content I have just started reading through it but I really like the design and set up. It is exactly as described on the website.
Excellent translation! Common English speech used so easy to understand and learn from!
I have waited to finally get my hands on this copy which I heard so much about but it is also hard to find. Thank you to Furqaan Bookstore who not only has it in their store but contacted me directly and was very thoughtful and very helpful with every thing I asked for, the service is unlike any I have ever experienced. So now I finally have the copy in my hands and there is so much joy and excitement. After reading the intro, I started the Quran and a wave of solace entered my heart mind and spirit. I highly recommend this translation to anyone interested in reading the Quran in English Muslim or non Muslim. Dr. Mustafa Khattab eases the reading to match the Arabic Quran in its simplicity and emotions without over complicating words like the other translations. He is a scholar with excellent in both Arabic and English language, hence making the reading very clear, as it’s title says: The Clear Quran. I can also take it with me everywhere and read it from anywhere as it is lightweight and not thick. Thank you!
Beautiful. It makes an excellent for anyone new to Islam or for better understanding of it's interpretation. I love it.
Excellent! Highly recommend. Great and fast service too