The Koran

The Koran

Introduction by: N. J. Dawood
Notes by: N. J. Dawood
Translator: N. J. Dawood

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449204
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world’s most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God.

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Table of Contents

The KoranIntroduction
Note to the General Reader
Chronological Table of the Main Events in the Life of Muhammad

1. The Exordium (Al-Fatihah)
2. The Cow (Al-Baqarah)
3. The ‘Imrans (Al-‘Imran)
4. Women (Al-Nisa’)
5. The Table (Al-Ma’idah)
6. Cattle (Al-An’am)
7. The Heights (Al-A’raf)
8. The Spoils (Al-Anfal)
9. Repentance (Al-Tawbah)
10. Jonah (Yunis)
11. Hud
12. Joseph (Yusuf)
13. Thunder (Al-Ra’d)
14. Abraham (Ibrahim)
15. Al-Hijr
16. The Bee (Al-Nahl)
17. The Night Journey (Al-Isra’)
18. The Cave (Al-Kahf)
19. Mary (Maryam)
20. Ta’ Ha’
21. The Prophets (Al-Anbiya’)
22. Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)
23. The Believers (Al-Mu’minun)
24. Light ((Al-Nur)
25. Al-Furqan
26. The Poets (Al-Shu’ara’)
27. The Ant (Al-Naml)
28. The Story (Al-Qasas)
29. The Spider (Al-‘Ankabut)
30. The Greeks (Al-Rum)
31. Luqman
32. Adoration (Al-Sajdah)
33. The Confederate Tribes (Al-Ahzab)
34. Sheba (Saba’)
35. The Creator (Al-Fatir)
36. Ya’sin
37. The Ranks (Al-Saffat)
38. Sad
39. The Throngs (Al-Zumar)
40. The Believer (Al-Mu’min); or The Forgiving One (Ghafir)
41. Revelations Well Expounded (Fussilat)
42. Counsel (Al-Shura)
43. Ornaments of Gold (Al-Zukhruf)
44. Smoke (Al-Dukhan)
45. Kneeling (Al-Jathiyah)
46. The Sand Dunes (Al-Ahqaf)
47. Muhammad
48. Victory (Al-Fath)
49. The Chambers (Al-Hujurat)
50. Qaf
51. The Winds (Al-Dhariyat)
52. The Mountain (Al-Tur)
53. The Star (Al-Najm)
54. The Moon (Al-Qamar)
55. The Merciful (Al-Rahman)
56. That Which is Coming (Al-Waqi’ah)
57. Iron (Al-Hadid)
58. She Who Pleaded (Al-Mujadilah)
59. Exile (Al-Hashr)
60. She Who is Tested (Al-Mumtahanah)
61. Battle Array (Al-Saff)
62. Friday, or The Day of Congregation (Al-Jum’ah)
63. The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqun)
64. Cheating (Al-Taghabun)
65. Divorce (Al-Talaq)
66. Prohibition (Al-Tahrim)
67. Sovereignty (Al-Mulk)
68. The Pen (Al-Qalam)
69. The Catastrophe (Al-Haqqah)
70. The Ladders (Al-Ma’arij)
71. Noah (Nuh)
72. The Jinn (Al-Jinn)
73. The Mantled One (Al-Muzammil)
74. The Cloaked One (Al-Muddathir)
75. The Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah)
76. Man (Al-Insan)
77. Those That Are Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat)
78. The Tidings (Al-Naba’)
79. The Soul-Snatchers (Al-Nazi’at)
80. He Frowned (‘Abasa)
81. The Cessation (Al-Takwir)
82. The Cataclysm (Al-Infitar)
83. The Unjust (Al-Mutaffifin)
84. The Rending (Al-Inshiqaq)
85. The Constellations (Al-Buruj)
86. The Nightly Visitant (Al-Tariq)
87. The Most High (Al-A’la)
88. The Overwhelming Event (Al-Ghashiyah)
89. The Dawn (Al-Fajr)
90. The City (Al-Balad)
91. The Sun (Al-Shams)
92. Night (Al-Layl)
93. Daylight (Al-Duha)
94. Comfort (Al-Sharh)
95. The Fig (Al-Tin)
96. Clots of Blood (Al-‘Alaq)
97. Qadr
98. The Proof (Al-Bayyinah)
99. The Earthquake (Al-Zalzalah)
100. The War Steeds (Al-‘Adiyat)
101. The Disaster (Al-Qari’ah)
102. Worldly Gain (Al-Takathur)
103. The Declining Day (Al-‘Asr)
104. The Slanderer (Al-Humazah)
105. The Elephant (Al-Fil)
106. Quraysh
107. Alms (Al-Ma’un)
108. Abundance (Al-Kawthar)
109. The Unbelievers (Al-Kafirun)
110. Help (Al-Nasr)
111. Al-Lahab
112. Oneness (Al-Ikhlas)
113. Daybreak (Al-Falaq)
114. Men (Al-Nas)


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