One of the world’s great sacred books, it is a masterpiece of immense religious and literary value relatively unknown to Western readers. This convenient, affordable edition remains faithful to the original text without sacrificing the unique power and beauty that have made the Koran an unforgettable reading experience. The earliest known work in Arabic prose.
It is divided into 114 suras, or chapters, containing the religious, social, civil, military, and legal codes of Islam. But the parables, prophecies, poetry, and prayers, as well as its passionate appeals for peace and a life filled with love of God, make the Koran of lasting and universal importance to contemporary readers of all faiths.