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Laleh Mehree Bakhtiar (July 29, 1938 – October 18, 2020) was an Iranian-American author, translator and clinical psychologist. He was born in New York City. She translated and wrote a total of 25 books about Islam, many were about Sufism.

She also authored or co-authored many biographical works. Her translation of the Qur'an, published in 2007 and called The Sublime Quran, is the first translation of the Qur'an into English by an American woman.

Bakhtiar died on October 18, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois from leukemia at the age of 82.

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