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What sets Khalidi apart from his predecessors is his sensitivity to the sounds and many layers of meaning of the original as well as his skill in conveying them to an anglophone audience… Khalidi’s introduction and bibliographic note are marvelously succinct, explaining the textual nature and structure of the Quran, its place in Muslim life, and providing a very useful summary of recent research and further reading… a landmark in the history of English translations of the Quran. Ziad Elmarsafy, Times Literary Supplement. ‘This milestone translation by Tarif Khalidi retains the rhythms and structures of the original Arabic’s exquisite poetry, bringing this holy book to life for readers in English.
Translated by Tarif Khalidi