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The Clear Quran® Series

The Quran was revealed to Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) in the 7th century and was not translated into English by a Muslim until the 20th century. Many Muslims had long believed that the Quran should only be read in Arabic, the original language of revelation. This led to many inaccurate, ill-willed translations by missionaries and orientalists—which explains why we still see some words like ‘holy war’ and ‘infidels’ as well as many theological inaccuracies in some existing translations. All this leads to endless false assumptions about Islam and Muslims. Some Muslim translators are no better off than their non-Muslim counterparts because they are not well-versed in Arabic, or English, or Islamic studies, or translation, or all of the above. Looking up words in an Arabic-English dictionary or copying earlier translations when frustrated does not always guarantee accuracy in translation. There are some noteworthy modern translations like that of Dr. Ahmad Zaki Hammad (2007) and Dr. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem (2004), but many are either overtranslated, making it difficult for laypeople to understand, or undertranslated, doing a great disservice to the Quran. This is why I saw a need for an accurate, smooth, and accessible translation.

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Al-Furqaan Foundation

Da’wah organization based in Illinois

Al-Azhar University, Islamic Research Academy

The supreme entity for Islamic studies and research at Al-Azhar

Islamic Society of North America

Sh. Abdalla Idris Ali, Executive Director of ISNA Canada and former President of ISNA US and Canada

Canadian Council of Imams

Dr. M. Iqbal Nadvi, Chair of the Canadian Council of Imams

Excerpts from Muslim World Book Review

Prof. Abdur Raheem Kidwai, an author and a leading authority on evaluating Quranic translations

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

World-renowned scholar and writer

Dr. Jamal Badawi

Well known preacher, professor, public speaker and author

Imam Omar Suleiman

Founder & President, Yaqeen Institute

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Founder & Director, Seekers Hub International

Shaykh Musleh Khan

Imam, Islamic Institute of Toronto

Imam Suhaib Webb

Imam, Scholar

Imam Hosam Helal

Quran Journey

Dr. Munir El-Kassem

Muslim scholar, community leader, chaplain, and motivational speaker. Ontario, Canada

Dr. Katherine Bullock

Muslim scholar and author, President of ISNA Canada. And Lecturer, University of Toronto at Mississauga.

Shaykh Mohammad Elshinawy

Research Fellow at Yaqeen Institute
Dr. Salah Asawy

Secretary General, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA)

Hamza Tzortzis

Author and Public Speaker

Ahmed Fawzy

Imam, Principal