Comments and Quotations
H.A.R. Gibb wrote:
1: "The ulema of al-Azhar now take the view that the use of translations of the K for non-liturgical purposes by non-Arab Muslims is permissible ... The opposite view is strongly argued by the Salafi Shaikh Rashid Rida ... in his treatise, Tarjamat al-Qur'an (Cairo, 1926)."
(H.A.R. Gibb, Modern Trends in Islam, University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1947, pp.3,4; emphasis mine)
The point is this: orthodox Islam, for the greatest part of its existence, has left the Qur'an untranslated because of its view of the Arabic from Allah.
more to come ...
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