In Islam, the Qur'an is intended for all times and all places. Most Muslims know that Islam is a universal religion, meant for all mankind.

Translating the message of the Qur'an in plain English that everyday Westerners can relate to is no easy task. It is, however, a vital step in bridging the cultural gap between our two civilizations.

Here are examples of Classical Arabic words, their meanings, and how different translators chose to convey them.