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Qur’an Visual Glossary Published for Children

Qur’an Visual Glossary Published for ChildrenQur’an Visual Glossary Published for Children

A six-volume ‘Visual Glossary of the Qur’an’, authored by Naser Naderi and illustrated by Shirin Sheikhi, has been published.

The glossary includes simplified verses from the Qur’an and their references in Arabic, Persian and English, ISNA reports.

In the introduction, the author says: “The Qur’an, the holy book of Muslims with divine origin guides human thoughts and deeds, and enlightens their path. Is most verses of the Qur’an, the names of animals, fruits and objects from nature find mention; words that are familiar to children and young adults. The glossary presents the subjects alphabetically along with related images to provide the reader easy access. The fluent Persian translation arouses the curious minds of children in the hidden meaning of the holy verses.”

The collection makes the reader familiar with Arabic language and broadens their English vocabulary through the translations, said Naderi. “However, the pronunciation and understanding of English equivalents is difficult for the young readership.” Therefore, he suggested bilingual dictionaries be used for better comprehension.

English translations of the Qur’an by Tahereh Saffarzadeh, the late Iranian poet, writer, and translator and editing by Reza Ananisarab, veteran English professor, were valuable contributions to the project.

The pictures are solely related to a particular word mentioned in a verse and not the entire meaning.

The volumes seek to make children familiar with the concepts and meanings of Qur’anic verses through pictures. The collection, published by Peydayesh is available in the market.