The Holy Qur an Translations of Selected Verses This translation is a short and accessible introduction to the Qur an written by a world renowned scholar and Sufi master A work in progress at the time of the author s death this publication featur

  • Title: The Holy Qur'an: Translations of Selected Verses
  • Author: Martin Lings Anonymous
  • ISBN: 9781903682531
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • This translation is a short and accessible introduction to the Qur an, written by a world renowned scholar and Sufi master A work in progress at the time of the author s death, this publication features selected verses that have been culled from previously unpublished writings The translation emphasizes the spirituality and universal message at the heart of the Qur an, aThis translation is a short and accessible introduction to the Qur an, written by a world renowned scholar and Sufi master A work in progress at the time of the author s death, this publication features selected verses that have been culled from previously unpublished writings The translation emphasizes the spirituality and universal message at the heart of the Qur an, and on facing pages the original Arabic text is presented, giving readers the opportunity to read the translation while fully viewing the original sacred text.

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    1. Martin Lings Anonymous

      Martin Lings was an English writer and scholar, a student and follower of Frithjof Schuon, and Shakespearean scholar He is best known as the author of a very popular and positively reviewed biography, Muhammad His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, first published in 1983 and still in print.Lings was born in Burnage, Manchester in 1909 to a Protestant family The young Lings gained an introduction to travelling at a young age, spending significant time in the United States due to his father s employment.Lings attended Clifton College and went on to Magdalen College, Oxford BA Oxon English Language and Literature At Magdalen he was a student of C S Lewis, who would become a close friend of his After graduating from Oxford Lings went to Vytautas Magnus University, in Lithuania, where he taught Anglo Saxon and Middle English.For Lings himself, however, the most important event that occurred while he was at Oxford was his discovery of the writings of the Ren Gu non, a French metaphysician and Muslim convert and those of Frithjof Schuon, a German spiritual authority, metaphysician and Perennialist In 1938 Lings went to Basle to make Schuon s acquaintance and he remained Frithjof Schuon s disciple and expositor for the rest of his life.In 1939 Lings went to Cairo, Egypt in order to visit a friend of his who was an assistant of Ren Gu non Not long after arriving in Cairo, his friend died and Lings began studying and learned Arabic.Cairo became his home for over a decade he became an English teacher at the University of Cairo and produced Shakespeare plays annually Lings married Lesley Smalley in 1944 and lived with her in a village near the pyramids Despite having settled comfortably in Egypt, Lings was forced to leave in 1952 after anti British disturbances.Upon returning to the United Kingdom he continued his education, earning a BA in Arabic and a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London His doctoral thesis became a well received book on Algerian Sufi Ahmad al Alawi see Sufi studies After completing his doctorate, Lings worked at the British Museum and later British Library, overseeing eastern manuscripts and other textual works, rising to the position of Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts 1970 73 He was also a frequent contributor to the journal, Studies in Comparative Religion.A writer throughout this period, Lings output increased in the last quarter of his life While his thesis work on Ahmad al Alawi had been well regarded, his most famous work was a biography of Muhammad, written in 1983, which earned him acclaim in the Muslim world and prizes from the governments of Pakistan and Egypt His work was hailed as the best biography of the prophet in English at the National Seerat Conference in Islamabad 2 He also continued travelling extensively, although he made his home in Kent He died in 2005.In addition to his writings on Sufism, Lings was a Shakespeare scholar His contribution to Shakespeare scholarship was to point out the deeper esoteric meanings found in Shakespeare s plays, and the spirituality of Shakespeare himself More recent editions of Lings s books on Shakespeare include a Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales Just before his death he gave an interview on this topic, which was posthumously made into the film Shakespeare s Spirituality A Perspective An Interview With Dr Martin Lings.

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    1. This review was written by Muzaffar Iqbal and not me! When he passed away on May 12, 2005, Martin Lings was working on a translation of the Qur'an commissioned by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute of Islamic Thought in 2004. It seems that he had barely start ed on the project when he made his passage to the other world. After his death, his widow granted permission to the publisher to put together all the translations of the Qur'anic passages found in his published and unpublished works. The resul [...]


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