Pakistan

Qur’an translation of the week #78: Tafsīr al-Qur’ān wa-huwa al-Hudā wa ‘l-Furqān’- Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s exegesis and Urdu translation of the Qur’an

What role does modern science play in our understanding of the Qur’an? This week we will look at the Urdu translation/exegesis of Sayyid Ahmad Khan (d. 1898), who tried to bridge the gap between ancient Islamic tradition and modern science. Sayyid Ahmad Khan was born in Delhi in 1817 into an Ashraf family. After the …

Qur’an translation of the week #78: Tafsīr al-Qur’ān wa-huwa al-Hudā wa ‘l-Furqān’- Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s exegesis and Urdu translation of the Qur’an Read More »

Qur’an translation of the week #63: Word for word translations in English

This week’s post concerns the phenomenon of “word for word” translations in English, with a look at some examples along with the translators’ introductions. Interlinear verbatim translations have a long history, and work more naturally in languages with shared vocabulary and structure with Arabic. A three-volume work first published in 1995 by the Islamic Book …

Qur’an translation of the week #63: Word for word translations in English Read More »

Qur’an translation of the week #06: “The Message of the Qur’an” by Muhammad Asad

This week we look at the highly original and influential work by the rationally-inclined Muhammad Asad: “The Message of the Qur’an”. Born Leopold Weiss in 1900 in Austria-Hungary (modern-day Lviv, Ukraine), he became Muslim in 1926. As he recounts in his autobiography “The Road to Mecca”, a Qur’an translation played an important role in his …

Qur’an translation of the week #06: “The Message of the Qur’an” by Muhammad Asad Read More »