Listen to an English translation of the Quran

As the Muslim month of Ramadan (2019) approaches, it’s an opportunity to reflect on life, and specifically the message of God (Allah).

It is also an opportunity for those who are curious and open minded, to find out more about Islam by listening to this English and Arabic rendition.

Quran recitation by the Imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Maher Al-Muaiqly.

English translation by Dr. Waleed Bleyhesh Al-Amri.

English reading by yours truly.

The first three chapters of the Quran are presented here:


With warm wishes and regards. Peace.

Eid greetings at the end of Ramadan 2011

End of Ramadan comment:

If every individual in the world was to fast for a period of 29/30 days in a year, and take out five, five-minute slots a day to genuinely reflect on what the purpose of life was, would the world become a better place? Could wars and social injustice be defeated? Would the waste that humanity produces be reduced? Would anything really negative transpire? Whilst we continue to create our new ‘imagined needs’ to forever become our focus of operandi  and convince ourselves that we are the kings of our destiny and that destiny, time and world resources are in fact slaves to our desires,  are we leading ourselves to a self-belief that we can conquer and overcome ‘mother-nature’? If we can defeat death, then indeed we may well profess that we are Gods, but until we can do so, then we are mortals. There is an end….but is this end potentially the beginning to an even better ‘life’?  Now ask yourself this question. Are you genuinely open-minded and going to challenge your assumptions about life (meaning you need to put to one side all preconceived ideas) with the possibility of opening up a new positive paradigm, or are you going to be closed-minded and let things just take their course?