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02-21-2016, 01:54 AM
Assalamu alaikum,

Is the quran translation by Muhammed Asad's accepted as a correct interpretation of the Quran? There's something dodgy about it to me but i don't know how translations are assessed. Check out the reviews here https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews...p_only_reviews

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Saleem Khan
02-21-2016, 11:16 PM
The Message of the Quran by Muhammad Asad (Gibraltar, 1980) represents a notable addition to the body of English translations couched in chaste English. This work is nonetheless vitiated by deviation from the viewpoint of the Muslim orthodoxy on many counts. Averse to take some Qur’anic statements literally, Asad denies the occurrence of such events as the throwing of Abraham into the fire, Jesus speaking in the cradle, etc. He also regards Luqman, Khizr and Zulqarnain as ‘mythical figures’ and holds unorthodox views on the abrogation of verses. These blemishes apart, this highly readable translation contains useful, though sometimes unreliable background information about the Qur’anic Suras and even provides exhaustive notes on various Qur’anic themes.


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