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    Best English translation of the Quran.

    I'm just about to purchase my first copy and wanting to know which is the best translation into English?

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by kentist View Post
    I'm just about to purchase my first copy and wanting to know which is the best translation into English?
    I'd say Yusuf Ali (ra)
    'Nor say of anything,"I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow" without adding, " if Allah (SWT) Wills" (18:23-24)

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    this and this

    Quote Originally Posted by Peacenik View Post
    I'd say Yusuf Ali (ra)
    yusuf ali's footnotes filled with rationalist deviations so i wouldn't recommend it to anyone
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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peacenik View Post
    I'd say Yusuf Ali (ra)
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    yusuf ali's footnotes filled with rationalist deviations so i wouldn't recommend it to anyone
    I haven't really come across any. Do you have any examples ?
    'Nor say of anything,"I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow" without adding, " if Allah (SWT) Wills" (18:23-24)

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    I would recommend Muhsin Khans translation

    Here's an online version http://www.dar-us-salam.com/TheNobleQuran/index.html

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Sahih International

    Abdul Haleem

    Aishah Bewley

    Taqi Usmani

    You can check them all out here.
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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    www.quran.com - Click and see what one you like and can understand. Personally I like the Pickthall translation for ease

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Saheeh International as it it's translation is a nice modern english type that is understood by all. Personally I would stay away from Yusuf Ali as it has some dodgy translations and Allah knows best.

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnah321 View Post
    Personally I would stay away from Yusuf Ali as it has some dodgy translations and Allah knows best.
    Everyone keeps saying that but with no proof.

    Please remain silent if you haven't any evidence.

    JZK.
    'Nor say of anything,"I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow" without adding, " if Allah (SWT) Wills" (18:23-24)

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_middle_road View Post
    Abdul Haleem

    Aishah Bewley
    These two are really good. The Aisha Bewley translation, in particular, is very accessible and easy to understand masha'Allah.

    I've also heard a lot of criticism of the Yusuf Ali translation....Allah knows best, but I choose to avoid it.

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Abdullah Yusuf Ali's The Holy Qur'an: Translation and Commentary (Lahore, 1934 37), perhaps the most popular translation, stands as another major achievement in this field. A civil servant by vocation, Yusuf Ali was not a scholar in the classical Muslim tradition. Small wonder, then, that some of his copious notes, particularly on hell and heaven, angels, jinn and polygamy, etc. are informed with the pseudo-rationalist spirit of his times, as for instance in the works of S. Ahmad and S. Ameer Ali.

    His overemphasis on things spiritual also distorts the Qur'anic worldview. Against this is the fact that Yusuf Ali doubtless was one of the few Muslims who enjoyed an excellent command over the English language. It is fully reflected in his translation. Though his is more of a paraphrase than a literal translation, yet it faithfully represents the sense of the original.
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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    this and this



    yusuf ali's footnotes filled with rationalist deviations so i wouldn't recommend it to anyone
    sis, I've got a copy of it, there are some mistakes but as a translation it's quite good. If I want Tafsir of the Ayah's I refer to Tafsir Ibn Kathir ...

    I would recommend Dr Muhsin & Taqi Udin Hilali translation as the best and most accurate in English. (the ones you put a link up for)

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    JZK but I feel what you've quoted is nothing major. As Brother Saif-Uddin has said, the translation is pretty good (and that's what I tend to go by).
    'Nor say of anything,"I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow" without adding, " if Allah (SWT) Wills" (18:23-24)

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Muhammad Marmaduke William Pickthall - i prefer his one
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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fairy View Post
    Muhammad Marmaduke William Pickthall - i prefer his one
    anyone know if i can download sahih international for the iPad

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_middle_road View Post
    Sahih International

    Abdul Haleem
    Them two along with Yusuf Ali. Yusuf Ali is the first one I read so there's this special attachment to it.

    Wish Abdul Haleem had used the word Allah instead of God but I suppose it was aimed at the Western audience to help make them understand that our God is the same as the only God.

    Other than that, it's an excellent translation.
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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Abdullah Yusuf Ali is always the best for me, it's a very beautiful yet strong translation and I almost shed tears reading it. Maybe I have to learn Arabic and feel the more intense WOW effect of Qur'an, no? But sometimes, the tafsir is odd, or maybe it's just me.

    Oh, and you might want to download this : The Word per Word Meaning Translation of Qur'an to English. Thanks to member @nda, I found the links from him

    http://ia601205.us.archive.org/27/it...TheQuran-1.pdf
    http://ia600809.us.archive.org/9/ite...heQuran--2.pdf
    http://ia700606.us.archive.org/18/it...TheQuran-3.pdf
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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    Aisha Bewley's is good, as well as Taqi Usmani's. Pickthall's is ok but used outdated English.

    Yusuf Ali's tafsir is odd. Muhsin Khan's is not all that good either.

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    Re: Best English translation of the Quran.

    This is also a very good and easy to undestand English translation of the Qur'an by Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik. However, I'm in no position to say if it's the 'best'.


    Reviews, Input and Approvals

    This project was started in 1991 and initial draft completed in 1994. Then the Translation was sent to different Ulema in Town and throughout United States for their review and input. After their reviews and input it was sent to Jãme Al-Azhar Al-Sharif in Egypt, Ummal Qurã in Saudi Arabia and International Islamic University in Pakistan for their review, input and approval. After their reviews it was published in 1997. It has also been reviewed by Rabita Al-‘Alame-Islami and in-depth reviews and editing have also been done by Dr. Abdul Majeed Al-‘Ubaidi, Abdul Razzaq Abdul Majeed and Muhammad Luqman As-Salfi from the Department of Education, Ifta, Da‘wah and Irshad, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. at the directions of Fadeelat Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Muhammad Âle Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Dr. Sâleh Bin Abdullah Al-‘Ubûd of Islamic University at Madinah-tul-Munawwarah, Sheikh Dr. Ali Bin Muhammad Nasir Faqeehi and Dr. V. Abdur Rahim of King Fahd Qur'an Printing Complex at Madinah-tul-Munawwarah.

    More information can be found here and here.
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