"abu mohammed" wrote:
I had a little debate with a friend, he was doing a good deed by handing out copies of the Quran in English for free. I said to him, "Having only the English text can cause confusion in the translation, therefore the Arabic text is important so that the Quran remains un changed. If an English Quran was to be translated into Arabic, there would be many different versions of the Quran. Then there would be no difference in Quran and the Bible, i.e Messed up and many different versions would be available. This is what I meant about not having a Quran without the Arabic." He would not agree with me and replied in his own way. Then I sent him an email regarding the dangers of such works using the same Quran he was giving out. (May Allah reward him for his intention)
I sent an example of what I meant about translations. (from the link above and the verses below in the next post) I said to him, dont get me wrong, i dont speak arabic but I can read it like many many many Muslims around the World. Translations and transliterations are important)
All translations must have the Arabic text to be on the safe side.
Since when do all these words mean the same thing "Terror - Deter - Dismay"
The Quran translated by Wahiduddin Khan uses the word "Overawe"
If the Turks decided to go back to their original language of Arabic and decided to translate the Quran from Turkish to Arabic, Allah save us from this.
We are very lucky that Allah has promised to protect the Quran.
During the British Raj of India, The British were having many problems due to the Muslim belief in fighting back to protect their land and religion, therefore, the British decided to destroy the Quran. When the Generals went to the Madrese, they were welcomed by the scholars and were told that if they destried all the Qurans, the Muslims would have another Quran ready as it was in the hearts of all the children in the Madresa. The general was then told that if he wanted to destroy the Quran, they would have to kill all those who knew the Quran by heart.
The British knew that the Muslims believed that there can only be peace if/when the Mahdi and Prophet Isa arrived.
I think that this is the resaon that the British Raj had to find a Scholar that would sell out to them, and preach that he was the Mahdi. This gave birth to Ghulam Ahmed Mirza Qadyani, the false prophet who died in the toilet.
The Quran needs to remain in Arabic along with which other language one likes. Insha Allah there is no harm in this.
For this reason, many people have been mislead regarding the verse of Jihad.