Hi guys! Peace be with you all.
As per the earlier campaign, we are starting the Let’s Read The Quran campaign this upcoming fasting month – Ramadhan 2015. The campaign will be from 18th June until 17th July 2015. Click here http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/2015/05/lets-read-quran-lrtq-campaign.html
How can you start reading the Quran?
You can start by reading the translations of the Quran. I like Muhammad Asad’s The Message of the Quran, Ahmad Zidan’s Translation of the Glorious Quran and Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s The Meaning of the Holy Quran.
I also recommend people to read Mawlana Abdul Kalam Azad’s The Opening Chapter of the Qur’an (Surah Al-Fatihah) which gives a philosophical look of the Quran and Fazlur Rahman’s Major Themes of the Qur’an which gives a holistic view of the Book. You can get these books from The Other Press Sdn Bhd, 607 Mutiara Majestic, Jalan Othman, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Person in charge: Yusoff Tel: 603-77813197 Website: http://www.ibtbooks.com/
You (especially Non-Muslims) can also watch Lesley Hazleton’s video, Lesley Hazleton: A “Tourist” Reads the Quran where Lesley Hazleton, a non-Muslim shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found while reading the Quran. You can watch the interesting video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y2Or0LlO6g
For the Malay and Mandarin translations, I recommend you go to JAKIM’s website: http://www.islamgrid.gov.my/terjemahan?carian=1
There are many websites where you can get translations in various languages. Here’s two.