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The Qur'an

A Complete Revelation (English Translation Edition - Student Notes)



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The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation (English Translation Edition - Student Notes) is for students of the Qur'an in English. It replicates the column containing the Translation in the parallel text found in The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) - a work which sheds new and much needed light on the message of the Qur'an, light hitherto impeded by dogma originating entirely outside the Qur'an but required by Traditionalist Islam. The column containing the Arabic original is removed to provide space for student notes. The line-numbering system mirrors The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) and harmonises with the notes it contains. The Background and Reference sections from the Reference Edition are included here to give the reader some understanding of the processes which inform the broader project. Those not acquainted with The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) are asked to appreciate that this Translation is the function of a rigorous hermeneutic process - one which is meticulously referenced in that book. The extensive supporting evidence and information found in the Reference Edition may be purchased as a separate book - Notes, Commentary & Appendix to The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation - available in both hardback and paperback. References are indicated by means of superscript circles ( ) in the Translation. That the Qur'an employs elliptical statements is a commonly accepted fact; where such statements occur is interpreted variously by translators. Here, ellipsis is indicated in the Translation by means of [...]. The reader will find a full list of elliptical statements in the Notes section. The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation (English Translation Edition - Student Notes) features: - The Translation in column text with each second column left blank for notes - Logical numbering conventions designed to expedite navigation across content Quranite publications for 10% less than on Amazon:

Author Biography

Sam Gerrans is an English writer and activist with professional backgrounds in media, strategic communications, and technologies. He is driven by commitment to ultimate meaning, and focused on authentic approaches to revelation and Realpolitik. He is founder of and author of The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation where his consistent, Qur'an-centric hermeneutical methodology is applied to the text of the Qur'an in its entirety. His principle interests are: - The meaning and application of languages - Strategies for authenticity and independence from conformist and authoritarian cults - Objective virtue and meaning within solipsistic and degrading mass culture - The Qur'an as the gateway to individual odyssey and freedom from tyranny After some 15 years studying Classical Arabic, reading the Qur'an and considering its contents, he decided to make a contribution based on his findings. The result is The Qur'an: A Complete Revelation - a non-sectarian translation of the Qur'an into English (free for downloaded at His hermeneutic method marshals reason, historical evidence, pan-textual definitions and semantic consistency to achieve a highly methodical presentation in English of the Arabic text, one unencumbered by the outcomes and dogmas which the religion of Islam assumes. The process reveals the religion of Islam as a political construct post-dating Muhammad; one neither intrinsic to his revelation nor compatible with it. His theology and worldview are predicated on the following: - That the Qur'an is from God, complete and protected (as the Qur'an itself claims to be) - That Traditionalist Islam is not only not native to the Qur'an, it is in obvious contradiction to both its tenor and stated objectives - That the Qur'an holds within it clear keys to its own interpretation in the form of embedded definitions which, when applied across the totality of the text, provide results which make consistent and illuminating sense - That the Qur'an does not promote a formulaic religion wedded to a concept of a caliphate; rather it envisages an evangelical-pietist movement focused on warning as a means of dividing society along its fundamental fault line - that of serving God or serving something else - prior to the advent of divine retribution upon those who favour the latter - That we are at this time transitioning into world of planned and total tyranny, and that populations are being morally degraded by the ruling elite - That the trajectory towards tyranny is now unstoppable, and any purely political or social action on the part of the population can be only ineffectual or even counterproductive since the psychological context is fully controlled - That majorities are irrelevant to History; real change is the product of a few active and committed individuals - For the few active and committed individuals to become effective they need to be grounded in Eternity; that is: to become men who fear God and not merely men who fear - That tyrannies such as the one we are facing today have been vanquished before by men of God evoking what he calls the God protocol - That the Qur'an provides the means and the mode for those few both to sustain themselves under - and ultimately to deal with - this tyranny by evoking the God protocol He is aware that such a worldview is fundamentally at odds with modern conditions and conditioning. He did not set out to come to such conclusions; he simply followed the evidence where it led. He feels duty-bound to follow what is - in fact - the case, rather than what he would like to be so. He maintains a creative portfolio at and offers individual consultancy online at Twitter: @SamGerrans - Facebook: facebook/samgerrans - YouTube: youtube/samgerrans
Release date NZ
April 20th, 2017
Translated by Sam Gerrans
With Space for Student Notes. ed.
Illustrations, black and white
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