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Islam

Gordon Houtman
The list author says: "Islam gets a lot of bad press, but it's a good religion. Amazon doesn't have all the good title selection that Halalco has, but let's see what we can do to suggest some good titles..."
The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an (English and Arabic Edition)
The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an (English and Arabic Edition)
"This is the translation I started with, and it's still my main source. Amana Publications is considered very good: book is durable, and errors are few. Abdullah Yusuf Ali provides a clear introduction and detailed notes on his translation. English is very much King James 1611-style, though, so if you want modern English, you want another translation."
The Message of the Qur'an: The full account of the revealed Arabic text accompanied by parallel transliteration (English and Arabic Edition)
The Message of the Qur'an: The full account of the revealed Arabic text accompanied by parallel transliteration (English and Arabic Edition)
"This is a scholarly translation of the Qur'an. The book is a bit too big. I recommend the box set of six paperbacks, but it is out-of-stock at amazon. Insha Allah, they will get better at stocking the best books. Good points: Modern English. Excellent access to original sources of Qur'anic scholarship. Very attractive book."
Towards Understanding the Qur'an: Abridged Version (Pocket Size)
Towards Understanding the Qur'an: Abridged Version (Pocket Size)
"This is a good quality Qur'an that deserves more attention and use. Clear colloquial English. Good translation. Based on a much longer tafsir (explanation of the Qur'an), the English translation is by Zafar Ishaq Ansari."
The Koran (Everyman's Library)
The Koran (Everyman's Library)
"Pickthall's translation is underrated. The English is very clear. The notes (in the copy I have) are minimal, but helpful. That said, the downside is the brevity of explanations. The Arabic text is very detailed, and a simple translation without scholarly explanation is misleading at times."
An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith
An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith
"So, what we have here so far is Qur'an translations. This is a short collection of hadith, (authenticated) stories about the prophet of Islam. Muslims consider his behavior a reliable guidance for humanity."
Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar): Biography of the Prophet
Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar): Biography of the Prophet
"Here is a biography of the prophet Muhammad. It is written from a faith perspective, so if you don't like Islam, you won't like this. On the other hand, if you know something (if you've read the Qur'an in translation, in particular), you'll find this volume helps you understand your holy book better. At first, I didn't get through this book. It starts dry. But as it goes on, it gets good!"
Islam: The Straight Path
Islam: The Straight Path
"This is a good textbook on Islam. It provides accurate information. It is clearly written. I found it enjoyable."