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Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Abdullah Yusuf Ali is best known to English-speaking Muslims as the man who produced a translation and commentary of the noble Qur'an. Just as well. Though a man of great intellect and wide interest, his personal and public lives do not leave a very favorable impression, as this biography so eloquently shows. Among numerous English translations, Marmaduke Pickthall's and Yusuf Ali's are the most widely-known and used in the world. Yusuf Ali started work on his translation in 1934 and completed it some four years later. Today, tens of publishers have reprinted his translation, some even taking the liberty of changing it without acknowledging that changes have been made. Why these changes were necessary has not been explained either. Some, like the Saudis, have reprinted the translation with their own imprints as if it was commissioned by king Fahd in person. Such lack of honesty even with so noble a book as the Qur'an is reflective of the pathetic state of those who have imposed themselves on the Ummah. How Yusuf Ali would have viewed such liberty with his work is not difficult to imagine. It is, however, true to say, as MA Sherif so ably shows in this well-researched and well-documented biography, that the translation of the Qur'an was not the only project that he undertook. In fact, for Yusuf Ali, this did not appear to be the most important task in his life. A peculiar product of the era of British raj, Yusuf Ali was a pukka sahib par excellence. For him loyalty to the crown was of paramount importance. Religion was a personal matter. It should, therefore, come as no surprise to learn that he married an English woman in a church in England. That the woman should prove unfaithful despite giving birth to four of his children, perhaps best epitomizes the relationship between the empire and India.

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The Holy Quran (Tr. Abdullah Yusuf Ali)
The Quran is a book of divine warning, a combination of lessons and admonitions. It stresses the ..
$2.95
Tajweed Qur'an (Juz' Amma, With Meaning Translation in English and Transliteration)
This product covers Juz’ Amma (Part 30) of the Holy Qur’an. The publishers have d..
$5.95
The Holy Qur'an English Translation & Transliteration
This is a nice hardbound edition of the popular 3-column format Qur'an with Arabic Text, Roma..
$11.95
The Holy Qur'an (English Translation with Original Arabic Text)
This Qur'an comes with English Translation with Original Arabic Text in very portable size. ..
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The Meaning of the Noble Quran in English, Arabic & Roman (Transliteration) -  Part 30
This is a nice edition of 30 Part of Qur'an with English Text, translated by Abdullah Yusuf ..
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The Holy Qur'an English Translation & Transliteration (Color Coded Tajweed Rules)
Holy Quran Colour Coded Tajweed Rules with Colour Coded Translation. This colour coded system has..
$24.95
The Holy Qur'an English Translation & Transliteration
This is a nice hardbound edition of the popular 3-column format Qur'an with Arabic Text, Roma..
$11.95
The Holy Quran - Pocket Size  (Tr. Abdullah Yusuf Ali)
The Quran is a book of divine warning, a combination of lessons and admonitions. It stresses the ..
$1.95
Surah Yaseen & Ayatul Kursi (Translation & Transliteration)
This is very handy pocket size booklet has Surah Yaseen & Ayatul Kursi with Translation and T..
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Manzil with Translation & Transliteration (Pocket Size)
According to various traditions, different parts of the Qur'an are described to have a positi..
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Part 30 of the Holy Quran with Translation & Transliteration (Pocket Size)
The book in small size is designed to enable Muslim to carry it conveniently in their pocket. Mor..
$2.95
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