Introduction:

According to the Quran, it was revealed in eloquent classical Arabic as understood by the Arabs of Makkah at the time of revelation. Much of the Quran is an address to Prophet Muhammad personally, peace be upon him, and people and events of his time.  The Quran assumes the reader is familiar with historical events that occurred at the time or prior to its revelation. The Quran further directs the reader to understand the Quran consistent with itself, and to look to Prophet Muhammad for guidance on how to properly understand and apply it. So for the modern English speaker, gaining an entry-level understanding of the Quran can be challenging.

The translation provided on this site takes an authentic understanding of the Quran from classical scholarly texts and presents it in a simple, beautiful, and moving style to the average modern English speaking reader. The texts primarily relied upon for creating this translation are:

1- Fat’h Al-Qadeer by Imam Al-Shawkani

2- Jama’ Al-Bayan by Imam Al-Tabari

To a lesser extent, many other scholarly texts and references were also used. This style of translation is called dynamic equivalence translation. To the extent possible, this approach seeks to create an experience in plain English which communicates both the ideas and the emotions the Quran communicated to the original audience in classical Arabic. All translations necessarily involve many compromises between ideas and emotions, sophisticated layered meaning, and simplicity. It is our hope that this translation will provide the average English speaking audience at least a balanced taste of the beauty and power of the Quran in plain English. Those who are interested can then continue with studies in classical Arabic to understand and appreciate the Quran directly.

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May God bless our lives with wisdom and guidance,
Omar Tarazi


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Disclaimer: The focus of this site is to provide a comprehensive and deep understanding of the Quran's message, and do so in a manner that is engaging and accessible to the average reader.  Every translation involves compromises, and the content on this site is no different. However, every effort was made to capture as much of the spirit and message of the Quran as possible, relying on the most respected and accepted classical scholarly texts in the field. God willing, the material on this site can be relied upon as a solid beginning on the journey towards understanding the Quran as it was revealed in its classical Arabic. If you have a question as to why a certain verse was translated a certain way, the answer can usually be found in: Fath Al-Qadeer by Imam Al-Shawkani, or feel free to E-mail us your questions.
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1- The Opening / Al-Fatihah

2-The Cow - Part 1
2-The Cow - Part 2
2-The Cow - Part 3
2-The Cow - Part 4
2-The Cow - Part 5
2-The Cow - Part 6
2-The Cow - Part 7
12-Yusuf
18-The Cave / Al-Kahf
19-Mary Mother of Jesus / Maryam
24-The Light 35-40
29-The Spider
67-God's Kingdom / Al-Mulk
68-The Pen / Al-Qalam

69-Day of Accountability / Al-Haqqah
70-The Levels / Al-Ma'arij:
71- Noah / Nuh
72- The Jinn / Al-Jinn
73-Wrapped with Responsibility / Al-Muzzammil

74-Get out of Bed / Al-Muddaththir

75-Day of Resurrection / Al-Qiyamah

76-Humanity / Al-Insan

77-What I send / Mursalat

78-The News / An-Naba

79-The Angels Who Pull Out Your Souls / An-Naziat

80-He Frowned / Abasa

81-When the Sun Collapses and Dies / At-Takwir

82-The Tearing / Al-Infitar

83-The Cheaters / Al-Mutaffifin

84-Ripped Open / Al-Inshiqaq
85-The Constellations / Al-Buruj

86-The Brilliant Stars / At-Tariq
87-The Most High / Al-A'la
88-The Overhelming Day / Al-Ghashiyah
89-The Dawn / Al-Fajr
90-The Sacred Land of Makkah / Al-Balad
91-The Sun / Ash-Shams
92-The Night / Al-Lail
93-Morning / Ad-Duha
94-Insight and Understanding / Ash-Sharh
95-The Fig / At-Teen
96-The Clot / Al-Alaq
97-The Night of Destiny / Al-Qadr
98-Clear Evidence / Al-Bayyinah

99-The Earthquake / Al-Zalzalah
100-Running Horses /Al-Adiyat
101-Terrifying / Al-Qariah
102-Collecting Things / Al-Takathur
103-Time / Asr
104-Backbiting / Al-Humazah
105-The Elephant / Al-Feel
106-The Tribe of Quraish / Quraish
107-Small Assistance / Al-Ma'un
108-A River in Paradise Called Kauthar / Al-Kauthar
109-Those Who Reject the Truth
110-My Support / Al-Nasr
111-Twisted Braided Rope / Al-Masad
112-Pure Intention / Al-Ikhlas
113-Daybreak / Al-Falaq
114-People / Al-Nas