Quran translation

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fustrate_Bohra
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Quran translation

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Unread post by fustrate_Bohra » Mon May 05, 2014 1:41 pm

Can anybody suggest which book should i refer to understand quran in english?

Thanks



anajmi
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by anajmi » Mon May 05, 2014 1:44 pm

The translation by Mohammad Asad is good. You can do a google search on some other translations as well. Try to refer to multiple translations if possible.



Sufi monk
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Sufi monk » Mon May 05, 2014 6:29 pm

I would like to suggest one more thing, if u are planning to start reading Quraan with translation make it in your mother tongue, in this way u wont just understand it deeply but also remember it.



dal-chaval-palidu
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by dal-chaval-palidu » Tue May 06, 2014 12:49 am

Also consider Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation. The commentary and footnotes (i found them very helpful) in understanding the meaning of the verses of the Holy Quran.


The other suggestion mentioned that you should look at multiple translations to get a "consensus view" is also a very good one.



fustrate_Bohra
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by fustrate_Bohra » Tue May 06, 2014 4:06 am

Thank you all for the suggestion.
@Sufi Monk, my mother tongue is Gujarati but i dont know to read and hence the best alternative i was seeking is English.



Peace
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Peace » Tue May 06, 2014 9:34 am

You can download Quran software on http://www.zekr.org it has a very huge database of Quran translations in different languages also has a good functionality to simultaneously view and compare different translations.



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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by anajmi » Tue May 06, 2014 10:37 am

Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation was the very first translation that I read. He is responsible for introducing me to the Quran. May Allah have mercy on his soul and give him Jannah. The reason I did not mention his name is because there are people on this board or who used to be on this board that have an allergy of Yusuf Ali. As soon as you mention that name, they will start fuming and smoke starts coming out of all the orifices on their bodies.



Muslim First
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Muslim First » Tue May 06, 2014 11:23 am

mustansir_g wrote:Thank you all for the suggestion.
@Sufi Monk, my mother tongue is Gujarati but i dont know to read and hence the best alternative i was seeking is English.
You can find gujarati translation and transliteration.
Many Islamic Book Store carries them in Gujarat



Sufi monk
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Sufi monk » Tue May 06, 2014 7:42 pm

read it from a book not from website, makes a huge difference.



Hasan
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Hasan » Fri May 09, 2014 1:20 am

mustansir_g wrote:Can anybody suggest which book should i refer to understand quran in english?

Thanks
QURAN
A Reformist Translation
Translated and Annotated by
Edip Yuksel
Layth Saleh al-Shaiban
Martha Schulte-Nafeh



anajmi
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by anajmi » Fri May 09, 2014 12:06 pm

Is this translation available online?



Hasan
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Hasan » Fri May 09, 2014 1:04 pm

anajmi wrote:Is this translation available online?

yes



anajmi
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by anajmi » Fri May 09, 2014 3:52 pm

do you have a link?




Muslim First
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Muslim First » Fri May 09, 2014 4:47 pm

More then 30 translation of every Aya

http://islamawakened.com/quran/2/36/default.htm



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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Muslim First » Fri May 09, 2014 6:32 pm

Muslim First wrote:More then 30 translation of every Aya

http://islamawakened.com/quran/2/36/default.htm
This is link to index page

http://islamawakened.com/index.php/qur-an



Hasan
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Hasan » Sat May 10, 2014 2:51 am

anajmi wrote:do you have a link?

http://www.free-minds.org/



anajmi
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by anajmi » Sat May 10, 2014 10:54 am

Hasan,

Do you believe in the miracle of the number 19 in the Quran?



Hasan
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Hasan » Sat May 10, 2014 2:11 pm

anajmi wrote:Hasan,

Do you believe in the miracle of the number 19 in the Quran?

i dont believe in it but it is a good scholarly work done by their promoters and i appreciate it



anajmi
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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by anajmi » Sat May 10, 2014 2:57 pm

Edip Yuksel is infact a firm believer in the miracle of 19 in the Quran. If you do not believe in it, then you might want to think about suggesting his translation. Yes he has some good points and some good explanations. So did Rashad Khalifa. But he turned everyone against him once he suggested that he was a prophet and was receiving revelation from Allah.



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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by Hasan » Sun May 11, 2014 1:25 am

anajmi wrote:Edip Yuksel is infact a firm believer in the miracle of 19 in the Quran. If you do not believe in it, then you might want to think about suggesting his translation. Yes he has some good points and some good explanations. So did Rashad Khalifa. But he turned everyone against him once he suggested that he was a prophet and was receiving revelation from Allah.

I have suggested beacause with its lucid language, brilliant theological and philosophic arguments,
edip yuksel removes the smoke of distortions and ignorance generated by
clergymen that have concealed the light of the Quran from masses. Pulling
our attention to numerous scientific evidences supporting the authenticity of
the divine nature of the Quran. I highly recommend
anyone who seeks truth about God without suppressing or compromising
their brains.



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Re: Quran translation

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Unread post by bohrabai » Sun May 11, 2014 3:08 am

To judge any translation I just skim to verse 72:18...
This verse rips of any Mushrikeen.

See footnotes pg 369
http://www.studyquran.org/resources/Qur ... lation.pdf

They clearly accept Kazzab Rashad khalifa as their messenger and call the Mujahids who killed the liar a Mushrik. They are not decieving the people of SUnnah but they are decieving themselves.