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English Translations Of The Qur'an

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It would be useful and save a lot of time and trouble if new posters (both Muslim and Non-Muslim) who use English translations of the Qur'an were to read and understand the following article:


(www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.meforum(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/article/717"]Assessing English Translations of the Qur'an[/url]


Knowing that each of the translations have their own particular biases and understanding exactly what these are will certainly go a long way towards a proper understanding of the Qur'an in the original Arabic, even if still approximate.


What is even more important is to approach such study and attempt at understanding with good intentions to know the truth and not just to put down everything which is merely either mistakenly or purposely assumed to be a proper translation.


This article may in itself not be sufficent for the above purposes, but is a good starting point for further study and understanding of any (English) translation of the Qur'an - a prerequisite for those - both Muslim and non-Muslim - who sincerely want to know more about Islam.


Kind regards,



Edited by yusufar

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(www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.newstatesman(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/200408090035"]Lost in Translation by Ziauddin Sardar[/url]

Most English-language editions of the Qur'an have contained numerous errors, omissions and distortions. Hardly surprising, writes Ziauddin Sardar, when one of their purposes was to denigrate not just the Holy Book, but the entire Islamic faith...

Review of "The Qur'an" Translated by M A S Abdel Haleem, Oxford University Press

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