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The Holy Qur'an
The Holy Qur'an

The Holy Qur'an

Translations of Selected Verses

Translated by Martin Lings


256 Pages, 6 x 9 1/2

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: September 2007

ISBN 9781903682531

Rights: US & CA

Islamic Texts Society (Sep 2007)

Out of Stock. Cloth edition is available.


This translation is a short and accessible introduction to the Qur'an, written by a world-renowned scholar and Sufi master. A work in progress at the time of the author's death, this publication features selected verses that have been culled from previously unpublished writings. The translation emphasizes the spirituality and universal message at the heart of the Qur'an, and on facing pages the original Arabic text is presented, giving readers the opportunity to read the translation while fully viewing the original sacred text.


"A rare glimpse of how the English language can be skillfully crafted in order to convey...the Arabic revelation." —Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi, founding editor, Islamic World Report

Author Biography

Martin Lings is a former keeper of Oriental manuscripts at the British Museum, a former professor of Shakespeare at Cairo University–Egypt, an expert in Islamic manuscripts, and the author of Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, Return of the Spirit, Sufi Poems, and What Is Sufism?