How is the Koran interpreted?

The Koran Interpreted is a translation of the Qur’an (the Islamic religious text) by Arthur John Arberry. The translation is from the original Arabic into English. First published in 1955, it is one of the most prominent written by a non-Muslim scholar.

What is the translation of Quran called?

According to Islamic theology, the Qurʻan is a revelation very specifically in Arabic, and so it should only be recited in Quranic Arabic. Translations into other languages are necessarily the work of humans and so, according to Muslims, no longer possess the uniquely sacred character of the Arabic original.

Does the Quran have translation?

Over the last century, the Quran has been translated into more languages than in the previous 14 centuries combined. A great many of these translations have been done not by Muslim clergy but by scholars and academics, by Muslim laity and non-Muslims, and, perhaps most significantly, by women.

Who interpreted Quran verses?

Muhammad was believed to have been given the responsibility of interpreting the Koran, so his words and acts—his sunnah, as found in the collected traditions (hadith)—became the second revelatory source, expounding the Koran. The five traditional sources for commentary on the Koran are: 1.

What is best translation of Quran?

The Noble Quran (translated by Hilali and Khan) Muhammad Al-Hilali is beginning to surpass Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s translation as the most popular English rendering of the Quran.

Why is the Quran translated?

For the nearly two billion Muslims across the world, the Quran is considered the most important religious reference. Due to the sacred nature of the Quran, the attempts of translating the Quran are considered interpretations of the meanings, rather than an actual translation of the holy text.

What contains Quran?

The Qur’an consists of 114 chapters, or Surahs, which were revealed over a period of 23 years. Surahs are divided into verses or ayat . The Qur’an instructs Muslims on how to behave and sets out what is right and wrong.

When was the Quran translated to English?

In November 1733 the first translation of the Quran from Arabic into English — a copy of which Jefferson would eventually purchase — appeared in London. Its author, Sale, had learned Arabic in his spare time and had never visited a Muslim country.