Originally Posted by rlparker
Yeah, the first Kindle version
I found is "not available in the U.S.". Weird.
Two monkeys one brain! I'm going to read the Quran too. But comments here
(I know you're looking at those threads too) have convinced me that I need some background reading first.
The Oxford University Press edition contains extensive notes in the Preface concerning the origins of Qu'ran, the various English translations, and a bit of historical background into the life of Muhammad and the major Islamic traditions. It seems to me to be an excellent place to start.