The Holy Qur'an EBook version
English Translation and Commentary
• Detailed commentary with extensive references to standard authorities, both classical and modern
• Comprehensive introduction deals with Islamic teachings and the collection and arrangement of the Holy Qur'an
• Extensive Index
"There is no other translation or commentary of the Holy Qur'an in the English Language to compete with Maulvi Muhammad Ali's Masterpiece."
— Al-Haj Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar, translator of the Holy Qur'an
"To deny the excellence of Maulvi Muhammad Ali's translation, the influence for good it has exercised and its proselytizing utility would be to deny the existence of the light of the sun."
— Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi, leader of Orthodox Muslim opinion in India)
...has all the merits of what is desired in a translation."
— The Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam, Lahore, Pakistan
"...By far the best text currently available in the English language...incontestably one of the finest interpretations of the scared scripture of Islam. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this translation to students and others seeking to understand the essence and epitome of the Quranic message."
— Prof. T. Hargery, Director, African Studies, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville
"...an austerely faithful translation in English...based on a close study of commentaries of the Qur' an – the work of my learned name-sake Maulvi Muhammad Ali of Lahore...The translation and the notes...all demonstrate the labour of love and devoted zeal."
— Late Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar of "The Comrade"
"It is certainly a work of which any scholar might legitimately be proud."
— The Quest, London
Simply loved it!
I always wanted an easy to read commentary of The Quran! This definitely puts an end to my long quest. Loving it so far! A must have in your iBooks library!
May Allah Taala reward all those who worked towards making this ebook a possibility! A'meen! :)
Not the Qu'ran but a massive commentary
There is an ancient expression that goes "where there are many words, there is sin also." This proverbial saying came to mind as I tried to read this version. It really is a magnification of the author/translator's opinions and personal interpretation of the Qu'ran not a readable and unblemished version for English speakers. I was very disappointed as I wanted simply to read the work and understand it for myself, without the pompous musings of another clouding my understanding. Moreover, it is impossible to read other books or articles that reference the Qu'ran and lookup the verse they refer too. The commentary interleaves the actual text on the most annoying and presumptuous manner.
The Muhammad Ali Translation is a must have!
Despite the limitations of this 1st e-book edition (English only and a bit clumsy to reference), it's a great effort by the publishers.
At $4.99, this e-edition is certainly worth adding to your ibooks library. Of course, an update to this edition or a new edition with Arabic text would be the ideal e-book Qur'an.
In this edition, the Qur'an translation is in blue followed by the footnotes/commentary in black. This works fine for me. However, some readers may find that the footnotes in between the verses affect the free flow of reading the English translation.
Jaza'kallah to the editors, for bringing (IMHO) one of the best translations of the Qur'an to the iTunes store!
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in reading a copy of the Qur'an. This easy-to-read translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali certainly captures the message of the Qur'an.
Hope this review was helpful. Jeffrey A.