Salafism

Qur’an translation of the week #43: A French Salafi Qur’an translation based on Ibn Kathīr’s tafsīr

This week, we discuss a recent, all-out Salafi rendition of the Qur’an into French that claims to follow the only valid methodology for translating the Qur’an: condensing Ibn Kathir’s (d. 1373 CE) Qur’an commentary into one volume. Nabil Aliouane’s “Le Coran et la traduction du sens de ses versets” (Marrakesh: Éditions Tawbah, 2020) or “The …

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Qur’an translation of the week #20: KFQPC’s Azerbaijanian translation

Due to the rich tradition of representing Islam in Azerbaijanian (the language spoken by 25 million people), there are a number of modern translations of the Qur’an. For example, translations by Ziya Bunyadov and Vasim Mammadaliyev (1991), Nariman Gasimzade (1994), Memmedhasan Ganioğlu and Tariyel Rilaloğlu (2000) and Aladdin Sultanov (2011) were all made directly from …

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Qur’an translation of the week #04: The Lies! edition of Muhammad Rassoul’s Qur’an translation

This book, entitled “The Approximate Meaning of Al Qur’ān Al Karīm in German Language” („Die ungefähre Bedeutung des Al Qur’ān Al Karīm in deutscher Sprache”), is the most politicized Qur’an translation in German history. Originally published by the Egyptian-born Muhammad Rassoul (1929–2015) in 1986 in a bilingual edition, it was distributed in a monolingual German …

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