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Dr. Jamal Badawi

“A Long Overdue English Translation of the Qur’an

I have been involved as a Muslim speaker, teacher, and writer on Islam for more than 50 years. Like many others, I always hoped for a translation of the meaning of the Qur’an that combines clarity, accuracy, understanding of the historical background of many Qur’anic verses, especially the ‘occasion of revelation,’ the textual context of a given verse and its connection with other verses in the Qur’an about the same topic. In addition, better understanding of the Qur’an requires knowledge of the authentic Sunnah or teachings of Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] and the overall message and teachings of Islam. I always wondered how could all these ideal conditions be combined and by whom? It sounded like a dream. The Clear Quran translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab, a qualified graduate of the famous Al-Azhar University came the closest to my long-standing dream. I hope to Allah to extend my life to rewrite my modest works on Islam using this translation with a minimum, hopefully rare, minor identifiable editing. Meanwhile, I pray to Allah, the Merciful to bless and reward Dr. Khattab and his loved ones, including me!”

Dr. Jamal Badawi
Well known preacher, professor, public speaker and author