Talal Itani is an electronics engineer, software developer, and writer. He was born in 1961, in Beirut Lebanon. He immigrated to the United States when he was 18, seeking education and peace. In 1983, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. After a few years of employment, he founded a research and development company, which quickly became successful and renowned in the field of telecommunications.
Talal first encountered the Holy Quran in 1992. He studied and researched the Quran for 15 years, then decided to translate it himself, into clear and easy-to-read modern English. The translation, which he published in 2012, is praised as pure, clear, and very faithful to the Arabic Original. Talal currently develops software and maintains the Quran translation. He lives in the United States, is married, and has two adult daughters.
on Dec. 10, 2015 :
i have read the authorized translation of the Koran by Youssef Ali, and it is nothing like this translation.
This version steps neatly around the more hateful portions of the Koran, and appears to make the whole import and attitude of the Koran as benevolent toward unbelievers.
Be careful when reading this, and read it with a skeptical eye. Consult other sources and translations, read the Hadiths and Tafsir, before making up your mind.
(review of free book)