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Re: A Moment of Reflection
By:Dr Shabbir
Date: Sunday, 20 December 2009, 10:55 am
In Response To: Re: A Moment of Reflection (Abby Starri)

Dear Abby,

Your emphasis on good actions by Muslims is always very appropriate. "Actions speak louder than words."

You might not be surprised to know that even today a good translation of the Qur'an in Turkish is non-existent. The Turkish society is still dominated by Sufism of Rumi and his legacy of 'Whirling Dervishes'.

In general, the Muslim Ummah procrastinated about translating the Qur'an into English until the 20th century! Europe had translated the Glorious Book centuries earlier and, as expected, these translations were incompetent, Hadithi and often biased.

Some Translations and Translators of the Quran into European languages:
• 1143 - Latin, [Robertur Tetenensis], MS printed in 1543 by Bibliander
• 1616 - German, [Schweigger]
• 1647 - French, [Du Ryer]
• 1649 - English, [A. Ross]
• 1698 - Latin, [Marchi], complete with Arabic text and commentary
• 1734 - English, [George Sale]
• 1773 - German, [Boyson]
• 1776 - Russian, [Official translation by a committee at St. Petersburg]
• 1783 - French, [Savary]
• 1828 - German, [Wahl]
• 1840 - German, [Ullmann]
• 1840 - French, [Kasimerski]
• 1861 - English, [J.M. Rodwell]
• 1876-1880 - English, [E.H.Palmer]
• 1925 – English, [Muhammad Ali]
• 1930 – English, [Marmaduke Pickthall]
• 1938 – English, [Abdullah Yousuf Ali]
• 1937-1939 English, [Dr. Richard Bell]
• 1953 – English, [A. J. Arberry]
• 2003 – English, [Dr. Shabbir Ahmed]

Messages In This Thread

A Moment of Reflection
Noman Waseem -- Saturday, 19 December 2009, 5:46 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Abby Starri -- Sunday, 20 December 2009, 9:13 am
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Dr Shabbir -- Sunday, 20 December 2009, 10:55 am
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Noman Waseem -- Sunday, 20 December 2009, 2:41 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Muhammad Latif Chaudhery -- Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 11:55 am
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Abby Starri -- Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 3:28 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Noman Waseem -- Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 3:44 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
UmeAimon -- Friday, 25 December 2009, 2:20 pm