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« on: August 18, 2013, 09:41:14 pm »

Walaykum As-salam IUR.  Welcome to our guestbook and a belated happy Eid mubarak to you too.

Concerning Quranic translations as we have stated many times on our different boards, the only two reliable works are by Muhammed Marmaduke Pickthall and Abdel Haleem.  These are the only to translators who have translated the original by keeping it independent of the extra-Quranic contents of Hadith and Shariah.  All other translators including Yusuf Ali (whose translation is supposed to be the one endorsed by Saudi Arabia) have carried out their translations with the motive of keeping their works compatible with the contents of the Hadith.  That's why many a times it feels shocking as if such translations aren't accurate and are trying to misguide the readers.  In fact, as Hadith adherents, they are trying to misguide the readers with incorrect information, taking advantage of the fact that not more than 20% of the world's total Muslim population speaks Arabic.  These translators mostly indulge in such tactics by putting in their own incorrect interpretations within brackets.  Sometimes they even go as far as distorting the original Arabic words of the Quran. 

I haven't read much of Arthur Arberry's works, just a little bit.  But I didn't pursue it as I really didn't find it too different from the mainstream.  While the use of eloquent language is an added plus in Quranic translations, it's important to remember that the Quran is primarily a Book of guidance and a comprehensive code of life.  It's not a Book of poems or prose.  Therefore, top priority should be the accuracy of the information that has been translated rather than its rhetorical elegance.

I repeat, the only two reliable ones are Pickthall and Haleem.  Pickthall's translation is in old English while Haleem's is in modern English.  That's the only difference.  Both of them have used excellent language and have translated the Quran independently of the Hadith which is the way it ought to be.  So, I would advise, stick to these two only.   Reading too many different translations never helps, rather it often piles up on the quantum of confusion since we know that majority of the translations aren't accurate in their attempt to cater to the Hadith. 

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