• 07 Mar 2024
  • Aga Khan Centre
  • Book launch

Book Launch: The Qur'an: A Verse Translation

Join authors professors Bruce B Lawrence and MA Rafey Habib as they discuss this unique Qur'an translation, a decade in the making. Those familiar with the Arabic—and especially the faithful who hear the text recited aloud—know that the Qur’an is a perfect blend of sound and sense. While no translation can perfectly capture these complementary virtues of the original, Habib and Lawrence have come closest to an accessible, clear, and fluid English Qur’an that all readers, no matter their faith or familiarity with the text, can read with pleasure and with a deeper appreciation for the book and the religious tradition founded upon it.

The event will include a reading from the book, a presentation, and Q&A.

Time: 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Date: 7 March 2024
Venue: Aga Khan Centre

Please note: this event will be recorded and published on the IIS YouTube Channel.

Speakers: Bruce B Lawrence (Duke University) and MA Rafey Habib (Rutgers University)

Discussants: Dr Omar Alí-de-Unzaga (IIS), Dr Toby Mayer (IIS)

The Qur'an: A Verse Translation

The product of a ten-year-long collaboration Bruce B. Lawrence, respected scholar of Islam, and M.A.R. Habib, a poet and scholar in his own right, The Qur’an: A Verse Translation offers readers the first edition in English to echo, in accessible and resonant verse, the sonorous beauty of the Arabic original as well as the complex nuances of its meaning. 

Note: those attending the event will receive a special discount code to purchase the book.

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