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published: 5/3/06

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The Quran Translation

Abdullah Yusuf Ali



The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation & Commentary
Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Library of Islamic Texts

This library of Islamic texts contains full online English translations of Islamic sacred texts, including the Qur'an and Hadith.

E-Text of the Qur'an

Many translations of the Qur'an and Hadith have been made over the years by both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars. The translation chosen for this library was done by E.H. Palmer, a non-Muslim English scholar, in 1880. It was chosen for its availability and reputation as a quality translation. Scanning and electronic formatting are courtesy of the Internet Sacred Texts Archive.

It is hoped this online translation will serve to introduce non-Muslims to the contents of the Qur'an. However, other translations may be more accurate or better suited to religious uses. Consult an Islamic authority on the merits of various translations. See the Qur'an article for important information on the significance of translating the Qur'an from Arabic.

  1. Translator's Introduction
  2. Opening Chapter
  3. The Heifer
  4. Imran's Family
  5. Women
  6. The Table
  7. Cattle
  8. Al-Araf
  9. The Spoils
  10. Immunity
  11. Jonas
  12. Hud
  13. Joseph
  14. Thunder
  15. Abraham
  16. El Hagr
  17. The Bee
  18. The Night Journey
  19. The Cave
  20. Mary
  21. T.H.
  22. The Prophets
  23. The Pilgrimage
  24. Believers
  25. Light
  26. The Discrimination
  27. The Poets
  28. The Ant
  29. The Story
  30. The Spider
  31. The Greeks
  32. Loqman
  33. Adoration
  34. The Confederates
  35. Seba
  36. Angels
  37. Y.S.
  38. The Ranged
  39. S
  1. The Troops
  2. The Believer
  3. Detailed
  4. Gilding
  5. Smoke
  6. Smoke
  7. The Kneeling
  8. El Ahqaf
  9. Mohammed (Fight)
  10. Victory
  11. The Inner Chambers
  12. Q
  13. The Scatterers
  14. The Mount
  15. The Star
  16. The Moon
  17. The Merciful
  18. The Inevitable
  19. Iron
  20. The Wrangler
  21. The Emigration
  22. The Tried
  23. The Ranks
  24. The Congregation
  25. The Hypocrites
  26. Cheating
  27. Divorce
  28. Prohibition
  29. The Kingdom
  30. The Pen
  31. The Infallible
  32. The Ascents
  33. Noah
  34. The Djinn
  35. The Enwrapped
  36. The Covered
  37. The Resurrection
  38. Man
  1. Those Sent
  2. The Information
  3. Those who Tear Out
  4. He Frowned
  5. The Folding Up
  6. The Cleaving Asunder
  7. Those Who Give Short Weight
  8. The Rending Asunder
  9. The Zodiacal Signs
  10. The Night Star
  11. The Most High
  12. The Overwhelming
  13. The Dawn
  14. The Land
  15. The Sun
  16. The Night
  17. The Forenoon
  18. Have We Not Expanded?
  19. The Fig
  20. Congealed Blood
  21. Power
  22. Manifest Sign
  23. The Earthquake
  24. The Chargers
  25. The Smiting
  26. The Contention about Numbers
  27. The Afternoon
  28. The Backbiter
  29. The Elephant
  30. The Qurais
  31. Necessaries
  32. El Kauthar
  33. Misbelievers
  34. Help
  35. Abu Laheb
  36. Unity
  37. Daybreak
  38. Men




Text of Hadith

There are many collections of Hadith (traditions and sayings of the Prophet and other Islamic leaders), as well as English translations of them. The Hadith provided below are from "A Manual of Hadith," a collection and translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali in 1944. Again, these were chosen for their availability and respectability. They should serve to provide non-Muslims with an introduction to the contents of Hadith, but other translations may be better for other purposes. Note: The translator's commentary on the text has been omitted.


  1. Translator's Preface
  2. How Divine Revelation Came to the Holy Prophet
  3. Faith and Submission
  4. Knowledge
  5. Purification
  6. The Mosque
  7. Adhan and Iqamah
  8. Jama'ah or Congregation
  9. The Imam
  10. Institution of Prayer
  11. Prayer-Service
  12. Friday Service
  13. 'Id Service
  14. Superogatory Prayers
  15. Miscellenaneous Prayers
  16. Burial Service
  1. Charity and Zakat
  2. Fasting
  3. Pilgrimage
  4. Jihad
  5. Marriage
  6. Divorce
  7. Buying and Selling
  8. Cultivation of Land
  9. Matters Relating to Service
  10. Debts and Mortgage
  11. Gifts
  12. Wills and Inheritance
  13. Foods and Drinks
  14. Toilet
  15. Ethics
  16. The State
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