Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)
M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
This superb new translation of the Quran is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text clear while retaining some of the Quran's eloquence. Furthermore, Haleem includes notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions as well as an index in which Quranic material is arranged into topics for easy reference. His introduction traces the history of the Quran, examines its structure and stylistic features.