The Holy Qur'an

English translation

(complete online text)

This is a complete online text version of The Meaning of The Holy Qur'an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, a widely respected English translation.

The Qur'an is the central religious text, or scripture, of Islam. Muslims hold it to be the final revelation from God to all humanity, specifically the original Arabic version. The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was ummi (in Muslim tradition, illiterate), and thus had never read any scriptures. Nevertheless, during the seventh century CE, from the age of 40 until his death, he received and "recited" the contents. ("Recitation" is the literal meaning of Quran, sometimes spelled Koran). Muslims believe that the current written Arabic version of the Qur'an is exactly identical to what was revealed to Muhammad (also spelled "Mohammed"), and that from his first revelation in the Cave of Hira to the last 23 years later, the Divine message was conveyed through the angel Gabriel. The Qur'an presumes the reader knows about the main events in Jewish and Christian scriptures (the Jewish Bible and the Christian New Testament), which are considered precursor revelations.

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Table of Contents

1. The Opening
2. The Cow
3. The Family Of 'Imran, The House Of 'Imran

4. Women
5. The Table, The Table Spread
6. Cattle, Livestock
7. The Heights
8. Spoils Of War, Booty
9. Repentance, Dispensation
10. Jonah
11. Hud
12. Joseph
13. The Thunder
14. Abraham
15. Al-hijr, Stoneland, Rock City
16. The Bee
17. Isra', The Night Journey, Children Of Israel
18. The Cave
19. Mary
20. Ta-ha
21. The Prophets
22. The Pilgrimage
23. The Believers
24. Light
25. The Criterion, The Standard
26. The Poets
27. The Ant, The Ants
28. The Story, Stories
29. The Spider
30. The Romans, The Byzantines
31. Luqman
32. The Prostration, Worship, Adoration
33. The Clans, The Coalition, The Combined Forces
34. Saba, Sheba
35. The Angels, Orignator
36. Ya-sin
37. Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn Up In Ranks
38. Sad, (the Letter) Sad ( S )
39. The Troops, Throngs
40. The Believer, The Forgiver (god)
41. (signs) Spelled Out, Ha-mim
42. Counsel, Consultation
43. Ornaments Of Gold, Luxury
44. Smoke
45. Crouching
46. The Wind-curved Sandhills, The Dunes
47. Muhammad
48. Victory, Conquest
49. The Private Apartments, The Inner Apartments
50. Qaf, (the Letter), ( Q )
51. The Winnowing Winds
52. The Mount
53. The Star
54. The Moon
55. The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving
56. The Event, The Inevitable
57. Iron
58. She That Disputeth, The Pleading Woman
59. Exile, Banishment
60. She That Is To Be Examined, Examining Her
61. The Ranks, Battle Array
62. The Congregation, Friday
63. The Hypocrites
64. Mutual Disillusion, Haggling
65. Divorce
66. Banning, Prohibition
67. The Sovereignty, Control
68. The Pen, (the Letter) N
69. The Reality
70. The Ascending Stairways, Staircases Upward, Sckeptic
71. Noah
72. The Jinn, Sprites
73. The Enshrouded One, Bundled Up
74. The Cloaked One, The Man Wearing A Cloak
75. The Rising Of The Dead, Resurrection
76. Time, Man, (every) Man, This (day-and-)age
77. The Emissaries, Winds Sent Forth
78. The Tidings, The Announcement
79. Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers
80. He Frowned!
81. The Overthrowing, Extinguished! Wrapping Things Up
82. The Cleaving, Bursting Apart
83. Defrauding, The Cheats, Cheating
84. The Sundering, Splitting Open
85. The Mansions Of The Stars, Constellations
86. The Morning Star, The Nightcomer
87. The Most High, Glory To Your Lord In The Highest
88. The Overwhelming, The Pall
89. The Dawn, Daybreak
90. The City, This Countryside
91. The Sun
92. The Night
93. The Morning Hours, Morning Bright!
94. Solace, Consolation, Relief
95. The Fig, The Figtree
96. The Clot, Read!
97. Power, Fate
98. The Clear Proof, Evidence
99. The Earthquake
100. The Courser, The Chargers
101. The Calamity, The Stunning Blow, The Disaster
102. Rivalry In World Increase, Competition
103. The Declining Day, Eventide, The Epoch
104. The Traducer, The Gossipmonger
105. The Elephant
106. Winter, Quraysh
107. Small Kindnesses, Almsgiving, Have You Seen?
108. Abundance, Plenty
109. The Disbelievers, Atheists
110. Succour, Divine Support
111. Palm Fibre, The Flame
112. The Unity, Sincerity, Oneness Of God
113. The Daybreak, Dawn
114. Mankind

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