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Koran Translations

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Raving Hillbilly replied to SNM's discussion Koran Translations
"The Koran Interpreted: A Translation by A J Arberry Arberry honors the idea that the Quran cannot be translated due to the particular Arabic style along with some other notions like that it was never written but always coexisted with Allah. …"
Jul 23, 2012
Moe replied to SNM's discussion Koran Translations
"If you wanna learn about Islam, don't red quran because it's not like the bible, and it will not make any sense to you. Read hadith or perhaps wikipedia."
Jul 3, 2012
SNM replied to SNM's discussion Koran Translations
"@redhands: If it were really to come into play for different versions, I would be interested in "mainstream" islam, which I think is pretty much limited to shiite and sunni.  I'm guessing "mainstream" muslims would…"
May 29, 2012
Michael R replied to SNM's discussion Koran Translations
"The Koran can be interpreted different ways. What matters is how Muslims have traditionally interpreted it down through the ages - this is what "true" Islam is. For that you also need to read other sources like the Hadith, biographies of…"
May 29, 2012
Loren Miller replied to SNM's discussion Koran Translations
"I'm aware of at least two online sources for the quran.  The site has no less than six selectable transliterations.  There are check-boxes on the left of each page where you can select which version to display. …"
May 29, 2012
ChrisC replied to SNM's discussion Koran Translations
"What about the skeptic's annotated Koran? I've no idea on variations - I've not worked my way up to Islam in my readings yet."
May 29, 2012
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Koran Translations

I'm planning on reading the Koran soon, and I'm looking for good candidates for a translation to choose.The most important thing to me is that it's easy to read.  I'd rather not trudge through archaic language.It would be a nice bonus, although not essential, if there were notes on context and domain knowledge that I lack (not apologetics).  I've never had much exposure to any Muslim culture, I'm not a historian, and this will be largely new material to me.  No doubt there will be references…See More
May 18, 2012
Adam Sweet replied to SNM's discussion Consequences of Coming Out
"I've been "out" as an unbeliever all of my life.  I remember discussions with friends in high school about religion and the feeling of utter disbelief that adults actually believe this stuff.  One of my best friends in High…"
Sep 6, 2011

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At 10:46pm on January 31, 2009, Moonbeam said…
Hi SNM. I see I am using the same avatar as you.

Let me know if you want me to change mine. I haven't been here long; maybe the IPU is common, I don't know! I could find another something to stick in there--usually I'm pretty lazy about changing things like that, and I picked this one up a while back and use it all over now.

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