Shi‘a

Qur’an translation of the week #58: One Translation, Three Scripts: Rasul Ismail-Zade Duzal’s Azerbaijani Translation of the Qur’an

One of ten modern translations of the Qur’an into the Azerbaijani language, Rasul Ismail-Zade Duzal’s Qur’an translation has a number of notable features. It is the first “institutional” translation to be published in Azerbaijani, and was produced under the aegis of the Centre for Qur’an Translations into World Languages in Qum, Iran (est. 1994). Prior …

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Qur’an translation of the week #45: Qur’an Translation as an Identity Marker: ‘Sviashchennyi Qur’an: Perevod i Kommentariii’, A Shiite Translation by Nazim Zeynalov

This week’s thread focuses on a Shiite foray into Qur’an translation into the Russian language. While the overwhelming majority of Muslims in Russia are Sunnis, there is also a sizeable number of Shiite Muslim communities scattered across the Russian Federation. These communities are mostly made up of ethnic Azerbaijanis and Lezgins and are scattered in …

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