“Dr Hussain was inspired to translate the Quran to share his love of its ‘breathtaking beauty’. In attempting to avoid the ‘old-fashioned English’ of Pickthall and Yusuf Ali, he has avoided such ‘old’ terminology as much as possible, while still retaining the original meaning of the Majestic Quran. As if to underscore the point, his sub-title is ‘A Plain English Translation’.”