Focused on translations, not a study guide,
December 12, 2004
It was my own error in assuming that this book might serve as a study guide. It is an elegant easy to read dictionary and glossary, but the organization is based on the Arabic and the original depiction of the Arabic word, followed by the English explanations, which appear to be superb. Bottom line: buy this only if you are reading the Koran in Arabic, and need a place to go from Arabic to English with fullsome explanations.