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    Posted: 28 July 2006 at 5:49pm

I am a Christian with a "Noble Quran" from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and I'd like to know what Muslims on this forum think of the book. The complete title is "Interpretation of the Meanings of The Noble Quran in English Language", by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Halali. It seems a bit distracting with the interpretations constantly present, but I suppose that is the whole idea ... to interpret.

Since I am aware of the warnings about translating Arabic into other languages, I would like to get some comments about the accuracy of this translation.

 

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The particularv translation that you have referred to is based upon the first English translation of Qur'aan in India by Maulana Muhammad Ali. Shakir and many others have followed his translation to come up with theirs.

The commentary is the translators' explanation and notes. It may differ in the choice of words but the main message of God remains unchanged.

 

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Thank you for the reply! How would you rate the translation, disregarding the commentary ..... excellent, good, fair, poor? What would be your recommendation for the best English translation?

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Personal I like the King Fahds printing press translation by Yusuf Ali it is very good.

 

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jusaskin,

I agree with ALEH.

Another good translation in English has been done by Mohamamd Asad (Lepold Weiss) himself formerly a Jew.

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Originally posted by jusaskin jusaskin wrote:

I am a Christian with a "Noble Quran" from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and I'd like to know what Muslims on this forum think of the book. The complete title is "Interpretation of the Meanings of The Noble Quran in English Language", by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Halali. It seems a bit distracting with the interpretations constantly present, but I suppose that is the whole idea ... to interpret.

Since I am aware of the warnings about translating Arabic into other languages, I would like to get some comments about the accuracy of this translation.

 



Greetings!
Comprehensive in my opinion....I personally like it.
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Thanks to all who replied ... I will try to find the Ali version.

I thought I read, or heard from someone, that the Quran is organized from the largest to the shortest chapter .... and it does seem to be that way. Has a chronological order ever been compiled?

Also, is there some way that a portion of the Quran can be read/copied during a post reply?

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http://www.answering-christianity.com/quran_search.htm

This Noble Quran search engine is great, you can access Yusuf Ali translation with it as well as other translations.

Simply copy and paste the Surah, Ayat, Verses you want to talk about be sure to include the Ayat, Verse numbers and Translation ie Yusuf Ali etc.

There is a search engine for Hadeath but I only found one so far that has limited verses in it.

If someone knows of a search engine for Hadeath that is extensive please let me know I have some passages I want to find again that I found while searching the Hadeaths section at Saint Mary's University in Haliafax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

 

 

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