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What are the most beautiful editions of the Koran?

I am interested in buying some copies of the Koran to use in an art history class. Any recommendations of editions with beautiful calligraphy or embellishments would be much appreciated. Facsimiles of older copies of the Koran would also be great, if they are affordable. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
posted by mortaddams on Oct 24, 2015 - 3 answers

What is the best scholarly edition of the Koran?

What is the best scholarly, annotated, edition of the Koran? I am trying to find something in English similar to the Oxford Annotated Bible. I am not a Muslim, and I have little background to date, so an edition that assumes very little in terms of prior knowledge would be ideal for me.
posted by mortaddams on Aug 28, 2015 - 5 answers

How can I get my students to dream of Djinni?

What's a good academic text/trade book about Jinni? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Mar 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Comparing Koran, Bible

Comparing controversial sections of the Qur'an (Koran), and of the New and Old Testament sections of the Bible. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Sep 12, 2009 - 5 answers

I need help identifying blanket with Arabic writing on it.

I have a blanket with Islamic (Arabic) writing (maybe parts of the Quran, Koran?) woven around it that I found and need help identifying it? [more inside]
posted by Listening on Apr 6, 2009 - 12 answers

I'm going to be fasting for Ramadan for the first time. Where do I start?

I'm going to be fasting for Ramadan for the first time. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Aug 31, 2008 - 18 answers

Who wrote the book of love?

Has there been higher criticism (such as the documentary hypothesis) or textual criticism of religions other than Christianity and Judaism?
posted by Pants! on Jan 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Where in the Koran is the prohibition against human representation?

Where in the Koran is the prohibition against human representation? [more inside]
posted by It ain't over yet on May 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Find me a Qur'ān!

Which translation of the Qur'ān should I read? [more inside]
posted by Aloysius Bear on Mar 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me find a Bible and a Koran.

I'm an atheist -- help me find a study Bible and/or study Koran. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Dec 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Can anyone recommend a superlative translation, or perhaps even better, a great paraphrase of The Koran?

The Koran. I read it long ago. I found it confusing, odd, hard to understand, in dire need of unpacking. I'd like to try reading it again. Can anyone recommend a superlative translation, or perhaps even better, a great paraphrase. Or at the very least one with decent annotations. I'm not averse to a version that does intelligent re-arranging of the sequence, as I recall chapters on cows following stuff on love. There are a number of current translations so pointers to informed reviews of them would be welcomed too.
posted by kk on Nov 15, 2004 - 11 answers

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