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Marmaduke Pickthall

Islamic scholar

Died when: 60 years 42 days (721 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Marmaduke Pickthall

Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall (born Marmaduke William Pickthall; 7 April 1875 – 19 May 1936) was an English Islamic scholar noted for his 1930 English translation of the Quran, called The Meaning of the Glorious Koran.

His translation of the Qur'an is one of the most widely known and used in the English-speaking world.A convert from Christianity, Pickthall was a novelist, esteemed by D.

H.Lawrence, H.G.Wells, and E.M.Forster, as well as a journalist, headmaster, and political and religious leader.

He declared his conversion to Islam in dramatic fashion after delivering a talk on 'Islam and Progress' on 29 November 1917, to the Muslim Literary Society in Notting Hill, West London.


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