This superb new translation of the Qur’an is written in contemporary
language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the
original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this
great work’s eloquence. The translation is accurate and completely free
from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar existing
translations. Thus, for the first time, English-speaking readers will
have a text of the Qur’an which is easy to use and comprehensible.
Furthermore, Haleem includes notes that explain geographical,
historical, and personal allusions as well as an index in which Qur’anic
material is arranged into topics for easy reference. His introduction
traces the history of the Qur’an, examines its structure and stylistic
features, and considers issues related to militancy, intolerance, and
the subjection of women.