AUTHORIZED EDITION of Muhammad Asad's monumental translation and commentary is now available.
beautiful new edition designed by Ahmed Moustafa includes completely new
typography, art and a complete transliteration of the Arabic
Muhammad Asad's translation and commentary is widely considered
among the best in the English language. It is renowned for its intellectual insight and
frequent references to classical commentaries such as Zamakhshari.
a German by descent, ranks highly among the select group of well-known 20th
century converts to Islam who subsequently took up scholarship. After his
conversion, he traveled widely in the Gulf region during the tumultuous 1930s
and 1940s. He later settled in Pakistan upon its creation in 1947, and was
Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations during the 1960s. He died in the
His variety of experience, in the Gulf during its still
unadulterated pre-WWII Bedouin lifestyle, to his presence in the high
civilization of America in the 1960s, makes him a unique gentleman to understand
both the environment the Qur'an originally flourished in, as well as its
relevancy to modern times.