An English interpretation of the Holy Quran by A. Yusuf Ali

By A. Yusuf Ali

It's the accountability of each Muslim, guy, lady, or baby to learn the Qur an and are aware of it in response to his personal capability. If anyone people attains to a few wisdom of figuring out of it via research, contemplation, and the try of existence, either outward and inward, it's his responsibility, in keeping with his skill, to tutor others, and percentage with them the enjoyment and peace which end result from touch with the religious global. The Qur an certainly each non secular booklet needs to be learn, not just with the tongue and voice and eyes, yet with the easiest gentle that our mind can provide, or even extra, with the truest and purest gentle which our center and moral sense may give us. it truly is during this spirit that i might have my reads technique the Qur an. -From the advent

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Hence the variability of the practical directions contained in the Qorân; they are constantly altered according to circumstances. Allah's words during the last part of Mohammed's life: "This day have I perfected your religion for you, and have I filled up the measure of my favours towards you, and chosen Islâm for you as your religion," have in no way the meaning of the exclamation: "It is finished," of the dying Christ. They are only a cry of jubilation over the degradation of the heathen Arabs by the triumph of Allah's weapons.

Mohammed did to some extent prepare the universality of his religion and make it possible. [1] This extension of the domain to be subdued to its spiritual rule entailed upon Islâm about three centuries of development and accommodation, of a different sort, to be sure, but not less drastic in character than that of the Christian Church. "] II THE RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT OF ISLÂM We can hardly imagine a poorer, more miserable population than that of the South-Arabian country Hadramaut. All moral and social progress is there impeded by the continuance of the worst elements of Jâhiliyyah (Arabian paganism), side by side with those of Islâm.

In 1888, he became lecturer at the University of Leiden and in the same year was sent out as Professor to Batavia in Netherlands-India, where he spent the years 1889-1906. Upon his return he was appointed Professor of Arabic at the University of Leiden. Among his principal published works may be mentioned: Mekka, The Hague, 1888-9; De Beteekenis van den Islam voor zijne Belijders in Oost Indïe, Leiden, 1883; Mekkanische Sprichwörter, The Hague, 1886; De Atjehers, Leiden, 1903-4, England tr. London, 1906; Het Gajôland en zijne Bezvoners, Batavia, 1903, and Nederland en de Islâm, Leiden, 1915.

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