The Clear Quran

The Clear Quran® Series for Kids

The Clear Quran® Series for Kids

The Quran was revealed to Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) in the 7th century and was not translated into English by a Muslim until the 20th century. Many Muslims had long believed that the Quran should only be read in Arabic, the original language of revelation. This led to many inaccurate, ill-willed translations by missionaries and orientalists—which explains why we still see some words like ‘holy war’ and ‘infidels’ as well as many theological inaccuracies in some existing translations. All this leads to endless false assumptions about Islam and Muslims. Some Muslim translators are no better off than their non-Muslim counterparts because they are not well-versed in Arabic, or English, or Islamic studies, or translation, or all of the above. Looking up words in an Arabic-English dictionary or copying earlier translations when frustrated does not always guarantee accuracy in translation. There are some noteworthy modern translations like that of Dr. Ahmad Zaki Hammad (2007) and Dr. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem (2004), but many are either overtranslated, making it difficult for laypeople to understand, or undertranslated, doing a great disservice to the Quran. This is why I saw a need for an accurate, smooth, and accessible translation.

Officially

Approved and Endorsed by

Al-Furqaan Foundation

Da’wah organization based in Illinois

Al-Azhar University, Islamic Research Academy

The supreme entity for Islamic studies and research at Al-Azhar

Islamic Society of North America

Shaykh Alaa Elsayed
Resident Scholar, ISNA Canada

Canadian Council of Imams

Imam Refaat Mohamed
President, Canadian Council of Imams

Imam Suhaib Webb

Imam, Scholar

Abdullatif Bakbak

Principal, Olive Grove School, Canada

Janette Elizabeth Kaba

Canadian-Turkish Researcher & ESL Teacher

Dr. Amjad Qourshah

Muslim Scholar & Public Speaker

Shaykh Omar Subedar

Director of Islamic Studies, Mathabah Institute

Dr. Hamid Slimi

Imam, Scholar & Community Leader

Farina Siddiqui

Community Activist & Youth Mentor

Yasmeen Youssef

Human Development Researcher

Imam Hosam Helal

Founder & Instructor, Quran Journey

“I think this is a great resource for young Muslim students. The choice of Side Stories, Words of Wisdom, and Background Stories could not have been any better.”

Shaykh Alaa Elsayed
Resident Scholar, ISNA Canada

This book is unique in many ways— the captivating style, the great sense of humour, and the amazing learning points. Highly recommended.

Imam Refaat Mohamed
President, Canadian Council of Imams

“Finally, a translation of the Quran that kids can understand, enjoy, and relate to.”

Imam Suhaib Webb

Imam, Scholar

This is by far the best translation of the Quran available for kids today. A must-read for all young Muslim students.

Abdullatif Bakbak
Principal, Olive Grove School, Canada

As a new Muslim, who is still growing in faith, I’ve found this book to be rich in scholarship and profound in wisdom. 

Janette Elizabeth Kaba
Canadian-Turkish Researcher & ESL Teacher

“As an educator and community leader, I believe this excellent work will help our children love and live the message of the Quran.”

Dr. Amjad Qourshah
Muslim Scholar & Public Speaker

“Once again, Dr. Khattab has masterfully taken Quran translation to the next level.”

Shaykh Omar Subedar
Director of Islamic Studies, Mathabah Institute

What I like about this translation is that it has been edited by kids for kids. Excellent job!

Dr. Hamid Slimi
Imam, Scholar & Community Leader

This is a great book that teaches our children (who are born and raised in North America) to love their faith and to be proud of who they are.

Farina Siddiqui
Community Activist & Youth Mentor

As a teacher, I’m confident that this translation is an incredible tool to teach young Muslim students about Islam in a unique way. A brilliant book!

Fatima Alaso
Teacher

This work is very relevant because it deals with some of the kids’ most critical questions, which many parents and even teachers find challenging to answer.

Yasmeen Youssef
Human Development Researcher

This is the ultimate Quran translation for kids. I wish it was made much sooner.

Imam Hosam Helal

Founder & Instructor, Quran Journey    

This is a unique publication and the best that I have ever seen of its kind. Congratulations to Dr. Khattab and his team for producing this wonderful resource.

Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad
Hafidh