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A New Interpretation And Translation

gracious_slideshow_01This contemporary, authoritative translation interprets the Quran’s meaning for the English reader with unprecedented access to the Book that is the foundational source of Islam, its civilization and its peoples, who now comprise nearly one-fourth of humanity across the breadth of all the Earth’s continents and who form a crucial, contiguous community at the middle of the world.

Twenty years in the making, The Gracious Quran: A Modern-Phrased Interpretation of Its Meanings in English is both highly reliable and powerfully expressed. Where the Arabic of the Quran swells with important implication, that intent is conveyed in this rendering with a light hand in unobtrusive brackets, every effort having been expended to make its reading august, clear, accessible, and consistent while at the same time free of poetic pretension, philosophical complication, and lifeless literalisms.

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Professor Ahmad Zaki Hammad

gracious_slideshow_02Professor Ahmad Zaki Hammad is an internationally known authority on Quran and Islamic Studies. He teaches Islamic Civilization and the Primary Disciplines of Quran Commentary, the Prophetic Traditions, and the Principles of Islamic Law at the foremost center of Islamic and Arabic learning in the Muslim world, AL-Azhar University (Faculty of Languages and Translations, Department of English). He is also a member of the Faculty of Shari’ah, Departmentd of Juristic Studies.

He lived for many years in the United States, where he founded and served in numerous national and community Islamic institutions for American Muslims.

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gracious_slideshow_03The Muslim World Book Review, 30:1, 2009 19
Islamic Thought and Sources
THE GRACIOUS QUR’AN: A MODERN-PHRASED INTERPRETATION IN ENGLISH
Review by: Abdur Raheem Kidwai (Aligarh Muslim University)

It is heartening to note the publication of this new English translation of the Qur’an in that it stands out above the existing ones on several counts. Its chief merit consists in its deep and sincere concern for meeting almost all the needs of the uninitiated English speaking readers of the Qur’an who want to find out what the Qur’an is, what is its message and how best it should be studied.

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“It is no doubt a significant milestone in the series of introducing the Quran to English speaking readers over history, and to my mind is so far the best.” Dr. Hassan Hathout, Los Angeles, California.

“It is an impressive work of scholarship and a truly beautiful and contemporary presentation of this sacred text. Congratulations to Doctor Hammad for bringing this project to completion.” Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. Archbishop of Chicago.

“A wonderful contribution to the body of Islamic knowledge in America.” Salam Al-Marayati, President of MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) in Los Angeles, California.

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Author: Salma Hammad
I am Beautiful is a great read! This story is an exciting and beautiful story about 9 year-old Sana going off to a Quran party at her grandma's house. There would be balloons, decorations, and presents for everyone. Mother shared a dua (prayer) of the Prophet Muhammad (S) about praying for good character to match the outer beauty God has blessed us with. Mother explained that God has blessed people all over the world with outer beauty, but we work to beautify our inner character, then off they went to the Quran party.


Author: Ibrahim & Seema Imam
I am Listening is a story for home or class, public or private. It discusses the value of names. It is a cross-cultural tale set in an American public school classroom where the 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Musa, wears a headscarf, known as hijab. A student, Sadia is new to the neighborhood. The teacher builds community in her classroom discussing names of the students from multiple places. She explains the names of her own children, Ibrahim, Suleiman, and Issa. She discusses Greek and Spanish names as well and write them on the board.


Author: Bushra Zaibak
I am Not Afraid is a fun story of a bedtime adventure in the dark with imaginary animals. Allah (God) protects us even in the dark. This is a delightful and reassuring book.


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