Question by A.C: Which english translation of the Koran is better for first time readers?
I’m interested in reading the Koran for the first time, and I’m curious about the various english translations. From what I can gather online, the Yusuf Ali translation seems to be highly reccomended. I’ve seen copies of other holy texts where it comes with a commentary to put it all in context. I want to understand what I am reading in the correct context, from an accurate perspective. Does anyone have some advice about a good translation, or know of a good copy with a commentary?

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This is my favorite onehttp://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=1&verse=1&to=7It also has some tafsir (interpretations as to what hte verses mean – they are pretty accurate but he does talk a lot in the tafsir so you may not want to read all of it)~~

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