The Holy Quran Translations of Selected Verses: Martin Lings
The renowned scholar and Sufi master, the late Dr Martin Lings (Shaykh Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din) was working on a full translation of the Qurï¿½an when he passed away. The Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, who had commissioned Dr Lings to translate the Qurï¿½an, and the Islamic Texts Society were granted access to his papers. The Publishers extracted from these previously unpublished writings, and from all his other publications, his translations of verses from the Qurï¿½an. These are here presented as The Holy Qurï¿½an: Translations of Selected Verses accompanied by the original Arabic text on facing pages. Among the translations are the all-important first chapter of the Qurï¿½an (al-Fatihah); full translations of the Chapter ï¿½The God of Mercyï¿½ (ar-Rahman) and ten other Chapters including the often-repeated last three; the Verse of Light (ayat an-Nur); verses from the Chapter entitled Ya Sin which is regarded as ï¿½the heart of the Qurï¿½anï¿½; and numerous other verses from seventy-six other Chapters.