Is it permissible for a Muslim to read the translations of the Qur'an in English in order to understand the meaning?
Submitted by on Thu, 12/08/2010 - 03:49
Dear Brother / Sister,
Allah, Who created us, sent the Qur’an in Arabic. We should certainly read the translations in English, etc in order to understand the meaning. However, when we pray, we should absolutely recite the original text because its essence is Arabic. Allah sent the Qur’an in Arabic. Its translation does not substitute the original Qur’an.
For example, if we break a seed into pieces and we sow them into the soil, they will not become a tree because its feature has vanished. Likewise, the verses, words and letters in the Qur’an is like seeds. Once translated into other languages, it will not be the original Qur’an since it does not maintain its characteristics.
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