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Translated Quran

Assalaam Alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuhu

Welcome to the translation of the Holy Quran Online. For a long time, I and others have been looking for a simple interface to the translation of the Holy Quran in English. Inshallah, I hope this attempt will make it easier for us to read the Quran on the web or at home in its electronic form. For those new to the Quran, the word Quran (kurr-‘aan) itself means recitation.

The Quran is the last revelation to humanity and has been unchanged since it was sent down to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in the 7th century. The Quran’s 114 chapters (Surahs) and 6236 verses (Ayahs) are the source of every Muslim’s faith and practice.

The Quran has had such a powerful effect on all those who have read its words; From Umar ibn al-Khattab, one of the greatest enemies and persecutors of Islam, who read the first 14 verses of Surah Ta-Ha and was so struck by them, he not only became Muslim, but also one of Islam’s strongest champions; To German born convert Muhammad Asad who early this century described the Quran as “the ultimate manifestation of God’s grace to man, the ultimate wisdom, and the ultimate beauty of expression: in short, the word of God.” One thing to note is that this is the English translation of the meaning of the Quran , not the Quran itself. The Quran is in its original, pristine Arabic as it was revealed from Allah.

Someone new to these verses may not fully understand the verses and may take them out of context. One must look into all the verses in relation to each other and the Sunnah and Hadith (example and traditions of the prophet (s)), the context of revelation, Tafsir (commentaries), the original lexical Arabic and scholarly understanding to fully interpret the Quran’s meaning. However, it is highly encouraged for every Muslim to read the Quran and hopefully this English translation will be a good reference.

As Abdullah Yusuf Ali says, “It is the duty of every Muslim – man, woman, or child – to read the Quran and understand it according to his own capacity.” May Allah reward him for his life’s work, for it has changed my life and millions of others irrevocably by allowing us to read the words of God’s divine guidance.

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Suhâr (Sohar) in the Early Islamic Period:

The Written Evidence

In 280/893 the first Imamate of Oman (‘Umam) collapsed in civil war and for approximately a century and a half its overseas commerce fell into the hand of foreigners or their vassals. It was during this foreign occupation or the coast that Suhâr (Sohar) underwent the major transformation which led Muqaddasi (p. 92) to describe it as “the hallway of China, the storehouse of the East (Persia) and al-‘Iraq, and the support of al-Yaman”. إقرأ المزيد

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EXPEDITION DE PEDRO DE NAVARRE ET DE GARCIA DE TOLEDO CONTRE DJERBA (1510) D’APRES LES SOURCES ABADHITES

AVANT-PROPOS

J’ai signalé dans mon travail intitulé les livres de la secte abadhile le document dont je donne ici le texte et la traduction. Il a été traduit partiellement depuis par M. Bossoutrot dans la Revue Tunisienne de janvier 1903 (Document musulmans pour servir à une histoire de Djerba). Mais le texte n’ayant pas été donné et la traduction étant incomplète, j’ai pensé qu’il y avait intérêt à publier in extenso ce manuscrit, qui contient le récit de la tentative faite en septembre 1510 contre l’île de Djerba par Pierre de Navarre et don Garcia de Tolède. إقرأ المزيد

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Un royaume ibadite peu connu : L’Etat des Banù Masala (Ixe s.)

Le royaume berbère-ibadite des Rostémides avec sa capitale à Tahert (prés de l’actuel Tiret, dans le ci-devant département algérien d’Oran), fondé en 761/62 de notre ére par Abd ar— Rahman ibn Rostem, à partir de 776/77 l’ imam reconnu par tous Ibadites du Maghreb1, إقرأ المزيد

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MUSLIM LAND AND WATER LAW

With any large scale pre-industrialized society, analysing the systeme of land control is fundamental to understanding the nature of government, the power of the élite and the stability of that society. That it may appear an urban society simply reflects the fact that government is centralized إقرأ المزيد

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Etude sur le waqf Abadhite et ses applications au Mzab

Les travaux fondés sur les sources ibadites constituent un phénomène trop insolite, pour ne pas attirer une attention toute particulière, L’on n’ignore pas que l’étude du monde ibadite n’en est, à vrai dire, que dans sa phase initiale ; en effet, les sources n’en ont encore «été que fort peu examinées, pour la simple raison qu’elles se trouvent, en majeure partie, soit inconnues, soit même inaccessibles à la science. Le monde ibadite présente donc, jusqu’à nos jours, un véritable terrain vierge, ou de studieuses recherches d’une série de savants seront nécessaires, pour combler les innombrables lacunes dont fourmille cette section si curieuse et si importante du domaine de l’Islamisme. Aussi est-ce avec gratitude que nous devons accueillir le travail de M. Mercier, qui contribue à enrichir la connaissance du droit ibadite, par l’étude du wakf ibadite, sujet auquel personne n’a encore touché avant lui. إقرأ المزيد

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THE ARTICULATION OF IBADHI IDENTITY IN MODERN OMAN AND ZANZIBAR

With some justification, Ibadhi Muslims complain that although they read the literature of all the sects, non- Ibadhis hardly ever look at Ibadhi literature. Descriptions of Ibadhism in the works of medieval Sunni scholars like Ibn hazm are full of inaccuracies, and modern scholarship on Ibađism has been scant, إقرأ المزيد

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