About the Translation For a translation to do justice to the Quran and capture its elegance and vigor, it has to be accurate, smooth, eloquent, and accessible. Unlike most popular translations, The Clear Quran masterfully passes on all counts. To achieve accuracy, the translator has made use of the greatest and most celebrated works of old and modern tafsir (Quran commentaries), and shared the work with several Imams in North America for feedback and insight. For clarity, every effort has been made to select easy to understand words and phrases that reflect the beauty, flow, and power of the original text. Along with informative footnotes and Sura (chapter) introductions, verses have been grouped and titled based on their themes for a better understanding of the chapters, their main concepts, and internal coherence. Thanks to our dedicated team of scholars, editors, and proofreaders, we believe that what you are holding in your hands now is the finest translation of the Final Revelation.
About the Translator Dr. Mustafa Khattab is an authority on interpreting the Quran. He was a member of the first team that translated Ramadan night prayers live from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina (2002-2005). He received his Ph.D., M.A., & B.A. in Islamic Studies in English with Honors from Al-Azhar University. Khattab is the Muslim Chaplain at Brock University, a member of the Canadian Council of Imams, a Lecturer of Islamic Studies in English at Al-Azhar University, and a Fulbright Interfaith Scholar. He has served as an Imam in the U.S.A. and Canada since 2007 and is the author of The Nation of Islam (2011) and contributor to the Encyclopedia of Muslim American History (2010). His forthcoming work is Outfoxing Fox News: A “Fair & Balanced” Study of the Network’s Coverage of Islam & Muslims After 9/11. For more information about the translator, visit: www.mustafakhattab.org
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