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Preface To This Special Edition

This is a ‘Special Edition’ I decided to publish because I wanted to include with this edition my Resource Paper “Qur’an: The Authentic Book of Allah”. Among other things we know about the authenticity of the Qur’an, it is important also to know that many non-Muslim scholars (among them scientists, mathematicians, professors in different fields etc.) converted to Islam when they could not find anything in the Qur’an that was false, or that anything in the Qur’an was only a theory.

I wanted also to dedicate this edition for the Isaale Thawaab of all the Marhumin of the families of my father Marhum Akberali Suleman Khimji and of the families of Marhum Mohammed Jaffer Ebrahim.

The previous edition had transliteration with every Ayat. In this edition, I have chosen not to include the transliteration but the translation and explanation of each Ayat is included. In the previous edition, each Ayat was shown in bold writing. With the improvement in fonts now, un-bolded it looks even more beautiful and easy to recite.

Like previous editions, the translation of each Du’a from the Qur’an was verified using several translations. Among these were: The Holy Qur’an with English Translation of the Arabic Text and Commentary according to the Version of the Holy Ahl Al-Bayt by S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, The Holy Qur’an: Text, Translation and Commentary by Abdullah Yusufali, The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, The Qur’an and its Interpreters (vol.1) by Mahmoud M. Ayoub, The Holy Qur’an: Text, Translation and Commentary and The Qur’an Interpreted by Arthur J. Arberry.

I am grateful to Sr. Zeinab Donati for her uninterrupted help and support in formatting not only this book but also other works of mine published in www.al-islam.org.

If, in compiling this book, I have made any mistakes, they are entirely mine. I pray sincerely to Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, to forgive me, for indeed He is All-Merciful, All-Forgiving.

I pray to Him and Him alone, to accept this humble effort from me and to count me from among His righteous slaves.

Husein Khimjee, Ph.D.
Jamadi Al-Akhir, 1443 A.H.
November, 2021 C.E.