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The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation and Commentary
, translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Third edition in 1938. The Qur'ān is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur'an to be the literal word of God as revealed to Muhammad over a period of twenty-three years by the angel Gabriel and regard it as God's final revelation to mankind. — Excerpted from Qur'an on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


  1. Fātiḥa, or the Opening Chapter
  2. Baqara, or the Heifer
    Appendix 1: The Abbreviated Letters
  3. Āl-i-’Imrān, or the Family of ’Imrān
  4. Nisāa, or The Women
  5. Māïda, or The Table Spread
    Appendix 2: On the Taurāt
    Appendix 3: On the Injīl
  6. An’ām, or Cattle
  7. A’rāf, or The Heights
    Appendix 4: Egyptian Chronology and Israel
    Appendix 5: Egyptian Religion and its steps towards Islam
  8. Anfāl, or the Spoils of War
  9. Tauba (Repentance) or Barāat (Immunity)
  10. Yūnus, or Jonah
  11. Hūd (The Prophet Hūd)
  12. Yūsuf, or Joseph
    Appendix 6: Allegorical Interpretation of the Story of Joseph
  13. Ra’d, or Thunder
  14. Ibrāhim, or Abraham
  15. Al-Ḥijr, or The Rocky Tract
  16. Naḥl, or The Bee
  17. Banī Isrā-īl, or the Children of Israel
  18. Kahf, or the Cave
    Appendix 7: Who was Zul-qarnain?
  19. Maryam, or Mary
  20. Ṭā Hā
  21. Anbiyāa, or the Prophets
  22. Hajj, or the Pilgrimage
  23. Mū-minūn, or The Believers
  24. Nūr, or Light
    Appendix 8: Mystic Interpretation of the Verse of Light
  25. Furqān, or The Criterion
  26. Shu‘arāa, or The Poets
    Appendix 9: Thamūd Inscriptions at al-Hijr
  27. Naml, or The Ants
  28. Qaṣaṣ, or The Narration
  29. ‘Ankabūt, or The Spider
  30. Rūm, or The Roman Empire
    Appendix 10: First contact of Islam with World Movements
    Appendix 11: Comparative Chronology of the Early Years of Islam
  31. Luqmān (the Wise)
  32. Sajda, or Adoration
  33. Aḥzāb, or The Confederates
  34. Sabā, or the City of Sabā
  35. Fāṭir, or The Originator or Creation; or Malāïka, the Angels
  36. Yā-Sīn
  37. Ṣāffāt, or those Ranged in Ranks
  38. Ṣād
  39. Zumar, or the Crowds
  40. Mū-min, or The Believer
  41. Hā-Mīm
  42. Shūrā, or Consultation
  43. Zukhruf, or Gold Adornments
  44. Dukhān, or Smoke (or Mist)
  45. Jāthiya, or Bowing the Knee
  46. Aḥqāf, or Winding Sand-tracts
  47. Muḥammad (the Prophet)
  48. Fat-ḥ or Victory
  49. Ḥujurāt, or the Inner Apartments
  50. Qāf
  51. Ẕāriyāt, or the Winds That Scatter
  52. Ṭūr, or the Mount
  53. Najm, or the Star
  54. Qamar, or the Moon
    Appendix 12: The Muslim Heaven
  55. Raḥmān, or (God) Most Gracious
  56. Wāqi‘a, or the Inevitable Event
  57. Ḥadid, or Iron
  58. Mujādila, or The Woman who Pleads
  59. Ḥashr, or The Gathering (or Banishment)
  60. Mumtaḥana, or the Woman to be Examined
  61. Ṣaff, or Battle Array
  62. Jumu‘a, or the Assembly (Friday) Prayer
  63. Munāfiqūn, or the Hypocrites
  64. Tagābun, or Mutual Loss and Gain
  65. Ṭalāq, or Divorce
  66. Taḥrīm, or Holding (something) to be Forbidden
  67. Mulk, or Dominion
  68. Qalam, or the Pen, or Nūn
  69. Ḥāqqa, or the Sure Reality
  70. Ma‘ārij, or the Ways of Ascent
  71. Nūḥ, or Noah
    Appendix 13: Ancient Forms of Pagan Worship
  72. Jinn, or the Spirits
  73. Muzzammil, or Folded in Garments
  74. Muddaththir, or One Wrapped Up
  75. Qiyāmat, or the Ressurection
  76. Dahr, or Time; or Insān, or Man
  77. Mursalāt, or Those Sent Forth
  78. Nabaa, or the Great News
  79. Nāzi’āt, or Those Who Tear Out
  80. ’Abasa, or He Frowned
  81. Takwīr, or the Folding Up
  82. Infiṭār, or The Cleaving Asunder
  83. Taṭfīt, or Dealing in Fraud
  84. Inshiqāq, or The Rending Asunder
  85. Burūj, or the Zodiacal Signs
  86. Ṭāriq, or The Night-Visitant
  87. A‘la, or The Most High
  88. Gāshiya, or the Overwhelming Event
  89. Fajr, or Dawn
  90. Balad, or the City
  91. Shams, or The Sun
  92. Lail, or The Night
  93. Dhuḥā, or The Glorious Morning Light
  94. Inshirāḥ, or the Expansion
  95. Tīn, or the Fig
  96. Iqraa, or Read!, or Proclaim!
  97. Qadr, or The Night of Power (or Honor)
  98. Baiyina, or The Clear Evidence
  99. Zilzāl, or The Convulsion
  100. ’Ādiyāt, or Those Who Run
  101. Al-Qāri’a, or The Day of Noise and Clamor
  102. Takathur, or Piling Up
  103. ‘Aṣr, or Time through the Ages
    Appendix 14: Oaths and Adjurations in the Qur’ān
  104. Humaza, or the Scandal-monger
  105. Fīl, or The Elephant
  106. Quraish, or The Quraish, (Custodians of the Ka’ba)
  107. Mā’ūn, or Neighborly Needs
  108. Kauthar, or Abundance
  109. Kāfirūn, or Those who reject Faith
  110. Naṣr, or Help
  111. Lahab, or The Flame
  112. Ikhlāṣ, or Purity (of Faith)
  113. Falaq, or The Dawn
  114. Nās, or Mankind

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