List Of Sura's

Publisher’s Note


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Our Prophet (PBH), through the very first revelation of the Quran, was ordered:
“Recite in the name of your Fosterer…” (Chapter 96: Verse 1) and the name of his and our Fosterer is Allah (SWT), as is evident from the very first verse of the first chapter of the Quran:
“Praise is due only for Allah (SWT), the Fosterer of the worlds”. (Chapter 1: Verse 1)
In view of this order of Allah (SWT), we should recite/read before starting the recitation or reading of the Holy Quran which is a part of the Quran, occurring at the beginning of 113 out of 114 chapters of the Quran and also as part of Chapter 27: Verse 30 of the Quran. Through Chapter 16: Verse 98, Allah Taala further orders:
“So when you recite/read the Quran, seek the protection of Allah from the accursed devil”.
This means that we are required to pray; (Aoozu Billahi min Ash shaitaanir Rajeem) meaning: “I seek the protection of Allah from the accursed devil”, even before reciting or reading: (Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem)

Shuru Allah ke naam se jo hum per taras kha ker faida pahunchane wala hai

Publisher’s Note

Dear Readers,
Welcome to the 3rd edition of “A Simple Translation of the Holy Quran”, a more detailed, informative and richer version of the work that we had started in 2008. Dr. Mir Aneesuddin, in his eager efforts to help the Muslim youth read, research and understand the Holy Quran, chose simple English over lucid Biblical tones in all his works. The style used in this translation too is no different. Allah (SWT) allowed him to finish the research portion of this project before his demise in 2006 and due to the infinite blessings of Allah (SWT) we have been able to publish this book now.

Why is there a need to come up with a 3rd edition? To quote Dr. Mir Aneesuddin, “The Holy Quran is a book of current affairs until the Day of Judgement”. As the human knowledge spreads its realms beyond what was previously imaginable and as the process of thought and understanding enlarges and changes from time to time”, there comes a need to redefine our definitions, opinions and translation of the Holy text. Therefore if one reviewed the 2nd and 3rd editions and compared them, they would find that a lot of new concepts have been included which Allah had revealed upon us in the Holy Quran but were beyond our understanding at the time.

We have added a summarized commentary near the end,” which has a brief outlook on all the chapters and their verses. This edition also has a subject index to the Holy Quran for the avid researcher who wishes to be able to cite verses of the Holy Quran with respect to specific keywords. A Commentary on its usage has been added in the pages to follow.

It would be injustice if I didn”t mention the people without whose efforts the completion of this project may have been impossible. I wish to mention here the family members of Dr. Aneesuddin who coordinated with me on every aspect of this publication”, Mr. Habeeb Alauddin of Alauddin Muslim Trust for his assistance in bringing this project to print and many others who in their specific ways have contributed to this project. And finallay I would like to thank Allah (SWT) for His infinite Grace in bestowing this responsibility on me. May Allah (SWT) forgive all errors that might have crept in, bless us out of His abundance, fulfill the intended purpose of this project and make it successful and allow us to serve Him until our last breath.

With this I shall leave you, my dear readers, to begin your recitation and understanding of the Holy Quran, the most unique and best preserved piece of commandments in the universe. May Allah (SWT) bless you with knowledge out of His treasures. Ameen.

Syed Tameem
Secratary Islamic Academy of Sciences