Revisiting the Qur'anic Terms in English Translations

Authors

  • Naushad Umarsharif Shaikh Department of English, Faculty of Science and Arts, Khulais, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammad Afzal Ur Rahman Department of English, Faculty of Science and Arts, Khulais, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11634/232907811604623

Keywords:

The Qur'anic terms, The basic tenets of Islam, Allah, the Qur'an, The Concept of besides the God

Abstract

This study examined the handling of basic tenets and essential Qur’anic vocabulary related to the tenets in English Translations. The idea is to consider the ways in which the Qur’anic vocabulary has been defined and interpreted in translations. The work is inroads to believers into calling non-Arabic non-believers and believers strengthening their English terms and phrases used in Qur'an as potential words for the Arabic. The work highlights the essence of the Qur'an and Islam for non- Arabic believers. This study attempted to clarify and critique the handling of terms related to Islamic concepts in English translations. The focus was on laying a solid foundation for a clearer understanding of Qur'anic concepts on part of those who don't speak Arabic. Besides, it would also prove helpful and useful for those native speakers of Arabic who would like to communicate to the non-Arabic speakers the message of Qur'an.

Author Biographies

Naushad Umarsharif Shaikh, Department of English, Faculty of Science and Arts, Khulais, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Naushad Shaikh is an Assistant Professor of English with more than 12 years of teaching experience of English Literature

Mohammad Afzal Ur Rahman, Department of English, Faculty of Science and Arts, Khulais, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohammad Afzal Ur Rahman is an Assistant Professor of English with experience of teaching English Literature, Rhetoric and Orientalism

Published

2015-05-09

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