M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
This superb new translation of the Qur'an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text clear while retaining some of the Qur'an's eloquence. Furthermore, Haleem includes notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions as well as an index in which Qur'anic material is arranged into topics for easy reference. His introduction traces the history of the Qur'an, examines its structure and stylistic features.