The Qur'an (Quran, Koran, Al-Qur'an) - Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Translator)

The Qur'an (Quran, Koran, Al-Qur'an)

By Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Translator)

  • Release Date: 2010-11-05
  • Genre: Islam
Score: 4
From 183 Ratings


The Qur’an (al-qur’an, literally “the recitation”; also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Qur’an, Koran, Alcoran or Al-Qur’an) is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the book of divine guidance and direction for mankind, and consider the original Arabic text to be the final revelation of God.
Islam holds that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad by the angel Jibril (Gabriel) from 610 CE to his death in 632 CE. The Qur’an was written down by Muhammad's companions while he was alive, although the prime method of transmission was oral. In 633 CE, the written text was compiled, and in 653 CE it was standardized, distributed in the Islamic empire and produced in large numbers. The present form of the Qur’an is regarded as God's revelation to Muhammad by Muslim believers. Academic scholars often consider it the original version authored or dictated by Muhammad. Muslim tradition agrees that it was fixed in writing shortly after Muhammad's death by order of Umar and Abu Bakr.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


  • A strange classic!

    By Mcratbite
    It consists of mostly praise for Allah and condemnation of the “unbelievers”. It is bizzarely amusing and written in a clunky archaic way that lends an unintentional humorousness to the whole affair especially in the passages containing violence towards unbelievers(The stunning punishment of humiliation seized them!). It approaches what we may even call beauty at times(passages abound regarding the rain clothing the earth in green)and seems to be a book wherein anyone whoso wants, by pointing to a verse at random could take a reasonable amount of good or bad into his daily life as with the flip of a coin if he were to adopt this text as an authoritative and legitimate instruction for god’s creation to abide by.
  • OK

    By Prophet Amos
    Being a historian, I have read all the major ancient texts. This is a classic, unfortunately, I would not consider it among the top 50. It does not proceed in a chronological sense, at times it seems lost, and bounces around topics, which were already covered in earlier chapters. This results in a sluggish read. I find the Koran by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, edited by John Fabian easier to read with paragraphs broken into lines, phrases for verses, which are combined. This helps for an easier read, thereby helps the reader understand the Koran much better.
  • Not the Full Version

    By App Rater Novice 3
    This version has Yusuf Ali's translation, but not his extensive translators notes and commentary that make the hard copy version so valuable. Also, unlike the hard copy, this iBook does not have the actual, Arabic version of the Quran. Since there are free versions of the basic Yusuf Ali translation like you get here available both in iBooks and as part of free standalone applications, there is no reason to buy this. The description should be modified to note that translators notes, original Arabic version, and commentary have been stripped out in this iBook version. The icon picture looks like the hard copy, making this iBook particularly deceptive.
  • The Quran shouldn't be sold

    By SSJKiDo
    You can't sell it bro, this is wrong, I'm only saying this for your own good.
  • Horrible!

    By Solomon I
    Horrible !
  • widely accepted

    By sontse07
    this is the most widely accepted translation of the quran but there are mistakes with the translation and creed issues. if you want a more accurate translation, try "The Noble Quran" by muhsin khan and dr. hilali, or if your not a fan try "Sahih International Translation." this (SI Version) is a very good translation.
  • I'm Muslim and I'm proud of it,

    By Ismail Shabi
    In spite of all the gossips and the people whose jobs just to rumor about Islam, many people are being Muslims everyday from different religions and even "the godless" people some of them realized that must be something "Great","Big" and "Mercy" behind this well organized universe.Not "Jesus" or any other worshiped one or thing, could make even a fly or could push any hazard from you. There must be people who look for the truth and start thinking, "is this who/which I'm worshiping the true God? Or for those who're godless, doesn't anyone controlling this universe? I'm a 20 years old guy who want the peace to be spread all around the world, just because I love the world and I love all the people with all their kindes. "I love you there",^_^
  • Quran Kareem

    By Mike Smith-
    The Light of Life
  • Quran

    By AamirAbro
    good translation of a must have book ... but this should be free
  • translation accuracy

    By musique toujours
    Alsalaam alekum, To those of you who are asking about the accuracy of this translation, yes, the translation of Yusuf Ali is considered to be the most widely accepted translation among Muslims. The local mosque gives out free copies of this translation of the Quran to those interested in Islam. The Imam there told me Yusuf Ali's translation is the most accepted. I hope this helps. Best wishes.