English Translations of the Quran
In this section, we are providing 8 English translations of the Quran. Muslims regard ONLY the original Arabic Quran as a holy scripture. Translations of the Quran are done by human translators; therefore, Muslims do not consider any translation of the Quran as a holy scripture.
The translations were done by:
1. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali, 1893-1987 and Muhammad Muhsin Khan, 1926-?
2. Maulana Muhammad Ali, 1876-1951 (He is Qadiani/ Ahmadi)
3. Marmaduke William Muhammad Pickthall, 1875-1936
4. Rashad Khalifa, 1935-1990 (He claimed to be a Messenger)
5. Muhammad Sarwar
6. Mohamedali Habib Shakir, 1904-1959
7. Sher Ali, ?-1947
8. Abdullah Yusuf Ali, 1872-1953
Note: Most of these translators have Pakistani/Indian background, except for Rashad Khalifa who is Egyptian and Marmaduke Pickthall who is a British convert to Islam.
To read the Quran English Translations, simply click below:
Other translations of the Quran to English:
1. www.GlobalQuran.com This site features translations of the Quran into other languages (such as Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, etc.). Furthermore, you want to listen to recitation of each Sura (Chapter) at : www.GlobalQuran.com/?recitation .
2. www.QuranBrowser.com Online translations of the Quran into English done by the same translators we feature on our site, in addition to translations by non-Muslims such as A. J. Arberry (published in 1955), Edward E. H. Palmer (published in 1980), J. M. Rodwell (published in 1861), George Sale (published in 1734). In addition, it offers transliteration of the Quran in Latin/English letters.
3. www.irfan-ul-quran.com/quran/english/ In this site, you will be able to view the Quran in Arabic, with English and Urdu translations done by Dr. Mohammad Tahir ul Qadri.
4. www.alTafseer.com This is the site of a Jordanian Islamic research institute that features its own contemporary English translation of the Quran and several online Quran Tafseer ( exegesis or interpretation of the Quran).
5. http://www.scribd.com/doc/18414863/Quran-English-Translation-of-by-Aisha-Bewley This is modern translation of the Quran by Aisha Bewley, based on Warsh.
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