The Message of the Quran By Muhammad Asad 4+

The Book Foundation

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings
    • £5.99

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If all the sea were ink for my Sustainer’s words, the sea would indeed be exhausted ere my Sustainer’s words are exhausted. (Qur’an 18:109)

The Book Foundation is pleased to present the Message of the Quran mobile app.

The Message of the Quran is widely considered among the best of the English language translations of the Quran.

“Extremely coherent, incisive, and thought provoking translation”

It has been widely favoured by substantial institutions and governments around the world as there exists no more useful guide to the Qur'an in the English language, and no other translator has come so close to conveying the meaning of the Qur'an to those who may not be able to read the Arabic text or the classical commentaries.

Amazon readers give the translation a 4.7 out of a 5 star rating.

Asad’s commentary is by universal consent the most suited to the Western mind. The positive potential of its impact on so many people capable of influencing public opinion and shaping public policy could be inestimable in supporting initiatives of mutual respect between communities.

Muhammad Asad's monumental translation and commentary

Selectable View:
Arabic, translation, transliteration and extensive footnotes presented in an easy-to-navigate format. View all sections on one screen or expand any section to full view for easy reading.

Surah Introduction:
Each surah has a comprehensive introduction explaining its theme, message and the circumstances of revelation.

Easily search Arabic, translation, and footnotes sections of the app.

Multiple Reciters:
Listen to beautiful recitations by the following reciters:

Mohammad Siddiq Al-Minshawi
Mishary Rashed Alafasy
Abdur Rahman Al Hudhaify
Mahmoud Khalil Al Hussary
Abdul Basit

Easy Memorization:
Audio for one or more verses can be repeated multiple times in a loop to aid in memorization.

Notes can be taken on any verse and shared via email.

Add bookmark to any verse and share via email.

Additional Resources:
- Prologue by Hasan Gai Eaton
- Forward by Muhammad Asad
- Detailed references
- Extensive pronunciation and transliteration guide
- Index
- Appendix

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Audio download error fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

nezr ,

Excellent content but app needs work

App needs to be redone professionally utilising the full potential of modern day software techniques, and with modern design considerations. The content is excellent, but the app is glitchy and feels heavy and outdated. This app does not do justice to the wonderful content.

Weirdtwin ,

Display suggestion

Was looking forward to using this as main Quranic reference based on Lite version but full version interface has changed and is less friendly. Please reduce the size of the banner which takes up screen space, allow more font options, and reinstate + and - controls to toggle translations etc. Thanks

ZJamall ,

Very good app

This is a very good translation of the Qur'an. For those who want to just read in English it's great too. Good selection of reciters to meet your preference. It highlights the verse being recited in arabic and english so you can keep up. You can set it up so that each verse can be recited up to 5 times for those people who are trying to memorise. Display and audio settings are great. Well worth downloading

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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