“The Qur’an in English Verse” – Lecture and Webinar by Bruce Lawrence and Rafey Habib November 10, 2015 Share When 10/11/2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Add To Calendar Download ICS Google Calendar iCalendar Office 365 Outlook Live The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to announced the public lecture “The Qur’an in English Verse” by Prof. Bruce Lawrence (Duke University) and Prof. Rafey Habib (Rutgers University). Doubters have declared that the Qur’an is resolutely Arabic, and that any translation can only deliver its meaning, but not its tone and timbre in Arabic. We, however, are committed to producing an English translation of the Qur’an that might actually move people, awaken their feelings, create in them a definite mood, or induce a sense of the beauty and sublimity of the original — in short, a poetic translation, with its distinctive yet subtle voice. To this end we will review three Qur’anic suras that embody our approach: Sūrat al-Fātiḥa (Q. 1), Sūrat Yā Sīn (Q. 36) and Sūrat al-Raḥmān (Q. 55). DATE: Tuesday 10 November 2015, 17:00 GMT VENUE: The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Rd NW1 2DA, London (Multipurpose Room, 1st floor) TO ATTEND IN PERSON: Please register here: http://iis.ac.uk/events/qur-english-verse (Spaces are limited) TO VIEW THE LIVE WEBCAST: Please register in the link above (select “webcast”). A link will be sent to you a few days prior to the lecture.