The Qurʾān

Translation and Systematic Commentary
Volume II

Book cover explanation

The front cover of Volume II published in 1989, second edition in 1997.

In calligraphic square script, the mysterious name given in the Bible to the prophet Daniel: ʾîš ḥamudôt, “the man of the predilections,” (Dn 10:11; Dn 10:19).

In red, the Arabic version of this designation: muḥammad, “beloved,” that the author uses to refer to himself in the Sūrah 3:144.

The Book of Daniel 10:11

And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, give heed to the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you." While he was speaking this word to me, I stood up trembling.

The Book of Daniel 10:11

And he said: “O man greatly beloved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And when he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said: “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”