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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 #19: Pre-determined exegetical translation

Ever wondered how it would look if a great exegete wrote his own Qur’an translation? There are attempts to construct these hypothetically alongside translations of tafsir, such as this work which contains ‘A Baydawian Rendering’ of the Qur’an in English. It’s easy to show that translation is a form of tafsir (focused on words). What’s …

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