This translation is pure, simple, literal and faithful to the Arabic Text. There are no distracting footnotes and the translation is very easy to understand. The team of Muslim scholars who translated this work include the first woman to translate the Holy Quran into English. This translation includes the original Arabic text, an extensive Subject Index, an eighty page Glossary, and an eloquent Introduction to the Holy Quran. This introduction discusses topics such as:Women in IslamConcept of Jihad (Holy War)One Religion: Interfaith UnderstandingThe Religion of PeaceWhy The Holy Qur’ân was Revealed in the Arabic LanguageLanguage and Diction of the Holy Qur’ânStandards of the Correct Translation & Interpretation of the Holy Qur’ân.The Holy Qur’ân: Its Preservation and ArrangementRole of Reason in the Holy Qur’ânThis hard back, DELUXE GIFT EDITION is a must have for anyone interested in the Holy Quran. The excellent paper quality, gold gilding and gold stamping also make this an excellent gift.