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EDIP YUKSEL is an American-Turkish-Kurdish author and activist who spent four years in Turkish prisons in the 1980's for his political writings and activities promoting an Islamic revolution in Turkey. He experienced a paradigm change in 1986 transforming him from a Sunni Muslim leader to a reformed muslim, a rational monotheist, or a peacemaker. Edip Yuksel has written more than twenty books and hundreds of articles on religion, politics, philosophy and law in Turkish, and numerous articles and books in English. Edip is the founder of 19.org, the Islamic Reform organization, and co-founder of Muslims for Peace, Justice and Progress (MPJP), and the chief editor of the annual anthology, Critical Thinkers for Islamic Reform.His personal site is yuksel.org. After receiving his bachelor degrees from the University of Arizona in Philosophy and Near Eastern Studies, Edip received his law degree from the same university. Edip teaches Philosophy and Law at Pima Community College and Brown Mackie College. He is fluent in Turkish, English and Classic Arabic; proficient in Persian, and barely conversant in Kurdish, his mother tongue.
LAYTH SALEH AL-SHAIBAN is an author of various books and articles on Islam, founder of Progressive Muslims, and co-founder of Islamic Reform. Layth works in a financial institution as a financial adviser, and lives in Saudi Arabia.
MARTHA SCHULTE-NAFEH is Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona and Language Coordinator of Middle Eastern Languages at the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Martha received her B.S. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Economics, received her M.A., in Linguistics from the University of Arizona in 1990, and her Ph.D. from the same university in Near Eastern Studies - Arabic Language and Linguistics 2004. In 1982, she taught English as a Foreign Language at American University in Cairo, Egypt.
I have a number of translations of the Qur'an. One of the reasons I chose this, is because I wanted a translation that is free of Wahhabi bias. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom T.
Unfortunately, we are no longer living in the "Age of Faith" so the original template of the Qur'an may be intimidating to the new reader. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hamza
After reading several translations I found one worth praises. The meaning of each sutra is rendered without sectarian biases. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Loving this translation. Despite the attempted controversy by people that just don't like the author or the author's teacher, the book just feels more accurate and intentional. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Failtelorn
Poorer version of the translation made by Rashad Khalifa. Edip use to follow Rashad, but after his death he decided to make his own translation. Hypocrite.Published 7 months ago by Murteza
Best Translation ever without leaning on fabricated sunni and shia hadith non-sens(traditions). I highly recommend this translation and I would like to congratulate Edip Yuksel and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alex Blackson
This is not the real Qur'an. Buyer beware, you are purchasing a book that has been changed by a self-proclaimed prophet. This book does not come from Islam.Published 11 months ago by Trib
Thank you for putting this together so a new generation of Muslims can learn and be free.Published 11 months ago by Eleth