A wonderful resource for anyone who is not fully acquainted with Classical Arabic and sees the necessity of being able to read the text uninterpreted. While all translations are interpreted, the word-by-word translation in tandem with the original text allows for easy checks and references, and deeper broader understanding. It really does improve ability with the language both Classical and dialect. Best for those with rudimentary Arabic ability, but really suitable for all.
I downloaded and printed some of the PDFs that form this volume from emuslim.com, but it is far more convenient to use the material in bound format.
The Arabic text is printed in the Majidi font (as used in the Indian subcontinent) which I find much easier to read than the bland Uthmani font. If that isn't your cup of tea then perhaps you could contact the compilers to provide another version.
I have found the format to be clearly presented. I've spotted only very few typographical errors so far, so I'm impressed with this first edition. Your eyes can flick down to the line below to see the meaning of each Arabic word so overtime you'll pick up more and more vocab in context.
The English translation in the margin is clear and relatively free of tafsir-centric interpolation. They have been honest enough to put instances of that in brackets, unlike certain other translations that I could mention. There is an enormous difference between adding words merely for syntactic coherence [e.g. That (is) the book], as opposed to outright text tampering [e.g. and wipe your heads and (wash) your feet till the ankles]. Alas, I've not yet seen a translation that relegates all tafsir to footnotes.
The proceeds of the book sale go towards supporting a school in India.
I have many Quran translations but this is best as it enables me to recite Arabic text and understand most of what I'm reciting without dedicate time to read the English text. Having the English text beneath the Arabic enables you to do this. InshaAllah after a year or so, I hope to understand the Arabic text without any help.
I have been longing for thesse volumes. I bought all of them Vol 1, 2,3. Alhamdullilah, I am pleased with the quality, print, paper and the papaer binding. It is easy to handleand read. I was more pleased when I saw that that my sale proceeds are going for a good cause. May Allah reward those who put efforts behind it. Insallah, I am going to buy more and tell my friends.I like the Arabic fonts and the way the book is organized. I will not mind to have all in one volume.