Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Women of Islam - 6

Laleh Bakhtiar (USA, 1938-Present)
Laleh's Quran translation, "The Sublime Quran" (2007), is the first translation of the Quran into English by an American woman.
Her translation incorporates alternative meanings to Arabic terms that are ambiguous or whose meaning scholars have had to guess due to the antiquity of the language.
Notably, her translation of Chapter 4, Verse 34 has gained a lot of attention. She translates the Arabic word daraba as "go away" instead of the common "beat" or "hit."
Her Quran translation is used in many mosques and universities and has been adopted by Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad of Jordan.

From Huffington Post

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