Sun Sep 2, 2012 4:1PM
Iran's Mehrandish Publications is slated to publish a complete modern and easy-to-understand English translation of the Holy Qur’an by Iranian scholar and Iranologist Ismail Salami. The book will be different from other existing translations by offering a modern translation of the Holy Qur’an to be easily used and understood by the readers. Salami has published many books on Persian literature including English translations of modern and classical Persian poetry. Salami’s English version of Divan of Hafez, the collection of poems by the 14th century Persian poet, has been reissued numerous times in Iran and other countries. The scholar has also translated poems by renowned figures of modern Persian poetry such as Sohrab Sepehri and Fereydoun Moshiri, which were released in four books. A prolific writer, Salami has authored and translated over a hundred books and articles. Salami holds a PhD in Shakespeare Studies and his writings have been translated into dozens of languages. TE/JR