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The Holy Qur'an

A Modern English Reading, Volume I: Chapters 1-8
Narrated by: Kevan Brighting
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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The Holy Qur'an was revealed in Arabic over 1400 years ago for the whole of humanity to the last prophet in Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him). Written down and recorded as it was revealed, The Holy Qur'an remains unchanged, even to this day. The Holy Qur'an is considered the greatest miracle given to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

This is a Modern English reading of the interpretations and meanings of the Holy Qur'an, based on interpretations of the meaning by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan.

To understand the complete meaning and spiritual messages, we recommend that listeners learn Arabic and read in the language of the Holy Qur'an. The Holy Qur'an is best learned with teachers and study circles.

This production in the English language is only an interpretation of the Arabic.

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Great English Speaker

This is by far the best of all English version of the Quran that are available on Audible. Unfortunately, it is only the first chapters, but the following chapter are available; so I guess it's kinda Ok.

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beautiful book

loved it .. the narrator has explained it so well its simply amazing. would recommend it

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I expected more from this book more important then anything thing else disappointed at this.

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  • Brian Clouse
  • 12-02-2017

Intelligible Translation and Interpretation

Most translations of the Qur'an are either translated too literally and/or narrated by nonnative English speakers, both of which make it difficult to follow or listen to. That is not the case here. The narrator is clear and professional and easy to follow, and the interpretive translation also makes it a little easier to understand. Strict literalists may not agree with some of the English wording, but anyone wanting to understand Islam through an English translation of the Qur'an will be well-served by this audiobook.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-05-2017

Praised be ALLAH The Mighty.

As a speaker of the truth, I welcome the words and teaching of the Holy Quran. Thank You ALLAH, for these teachings and Your love.

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  • Will
  • 18-04-2014

Good but not acurate!

If you could sum up The Holy Qur'an in three words, what would they be?

It's well written and performed but it's not a good translation. It's okay for getting a general sense of the Qur'an but there are important points (attitudes towards violence, other religions, etc.) which are confusing in this translation. And some less sensational issues that are more clearly wrong.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Allah.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It does capture some of the beauty of the Qur'an.

Any additional comments?

Not a bad starting place for an English overview. Combined with _Muhammad_ by Martin Lings but don't take it as truly representing Islamic beliefs.

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  • zakiya tate
  • 27-06-2015

Made reading 8 Chapters of the Qu'ran comparable to watching Netflix lol

Easy on the ears...voice was animated enough to bring the stories to life. Worth every cent or credit!

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  • Memphis
  • 12-01-2014

Best English Reading of Quran I have found

This isn't only the best english reading of the Quran I have found, it is kind of the only one, at least the only decent one. Worth listening if you have an interest in Islam and western religions, certainly has some entertaining and informative bits. Overall though probably wouldn't recommend the audiobook, the book is quite repetitive and hard to follow. Probably better to read if you are really interested in it. As far as the 'story' goes it has some interesting 'historical' information and many sayings and laws. Its quite short compared to the bible, and actually has many similarities as well, such as certain stories and such. Generally the message is the same as the old testament. It does emphasize the bad things that will happen to you if you don't follow the rules quite more significantly than the bible though, such as hell. I guess they had figured out by that time it was a good way to get people to do what you want.

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  • Fahrzin
  • 13-08-2012

Great reading of the Holy Qur'an

Would you listen to The Holy Qur'an again? Why?

I plan on listening again, at the latest next month of Ramadan, but likely before that on my commutes to work.

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  • Todd
  • 27-12-2016

Interesting read

Feel like more us should consider reading and understanding. Different and similar to the Bible.

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  • Xophist
  • 06-09-2020

Excellent

I used the Pickthall translation to follow along and it was easy going. Pickthall's translation is much briefer than the Hilali/Muhsin translation the narrator is reading.

The discrepancies highlighted the abundance of interpretive parenthetical additions in the narrator's text. These additions did not bother me, but I prefer Pickthall's minimalistic translation.

The narrator is superb.

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  • A. Lauper
  • 25-05-2019

The Holy Qur’an - in English

This is a holy book. It is the first time for me to listen and read those holy words. I got this version pacifically so I could understand it. The book will take time to understand. There is deep words and thoughts within.

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  • J. Hasselquist
  • 10-03-2019

Difficult to navigate

The narrator has a great voice. The story is told well. The navigation is negligible. You cannot bookmark, or actually see where you are, or left off. The book reset once to the beginning, and I had to find my place by scrolling in 30 sec increments. There is no way to read particular Sura.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2017

Highly influential and powerful messages.

Really Worthy to hear all the chapters and each lines. Really modern languages makes easy to understand

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  • Sadie
  • 25-04-2019

Ideal for Ramadan

I love this version of the Holy Quran. It's easy to follow during Ramadan, reading each Juz each day. This is my third year.

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  • Yusupha Manneh
  • 28-02-2019

Incredible, there is nothing like the words ALLAH

Enlighten to say the least, these messages are clear and powerful, so much of what we can learn about ourselves, the world and hereafter are all in the Holy Quran

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  • Irfaan Zeyah
  • 23-10-2015

Alhumdolilla, a clear concise English translation

Alhumdolilla, a clear concise English translation, easy to understand and a great way of understanding the Quran

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  • Sanawar
  • 02-07-2015

Too modern, over simplistic translation

I was disappointed with this modern translation. The reading felt like a summary of the scriptures rather than a close translation. The narration sounded harsh and didn't flow. In Arabic it is beautiful to listen too, this definitely isn't.

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