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TRANSLATING THE QURAN:
HISTORY, RULINGS AND IMPLICATIONS


Overview

And so, just like that, We have revealed to you an eloquent Quran, so that you warn the Mother of Cities, and everyone around it, and warn about the Day of Gathering, that there is no doubt about it, and one group will be in Heaven, and another group will be in Blazing Fire.
– (Surah Ash-Shura, Ayat 7)

English translations of The Quran are good, correct? Those who are unable to comprehend the Arabic language are able to read translations and understand the words of God. More people get to know of the scripture sent down to us by God, and thus, the literature is understood, and the religion is acknowledged. Yes?

Not entirely true. At one point in time in our history, Muslim scholars were vehemently opposing the idea of translating The Quran to any other language, seeking to sanctify and protect the true meanings of The Quran. Ever heard of the phrase, “lost in translation”?

Language plays a pivotal role in the understanding of God’s words, and subsequently, the understanding of the religion in its entirety. Understanding the nuances and intricacies of language are key to deriving the true meanings and intentions behind the words of God. Failure to do so, could cause severe misunderstandings and erroneous misconceptions of the religion, leading to baseless disputes and dubious deliberation within human minds.

Let’s dive into the ocean of The Quran’s language, discovering the history of translations and explanations of The Quran, and their implications upon our understanding of the religion.

Date/Time

Fridays, commencing 1 Nov 2019
7.45pm to 9.30pm
8 weeks

Course Instructor

TBC

Pre-Requisite

There are no prior qualifications required to attend this course. Students need not attend the previous modules to attend any Seminary modules.

Schedule

Date Theme
Week 1
1.11.19
An Introduction to The Arabic Quran
Week 2
8.11.19
The Language of The Quran: Arabic or Universal?
Week 3
15.11.19
The Juxtaposition of Translation & Exegesis
Week 4
22.11.19
Rulings on Translation: A Historical Analysis
Week 5
29.11.19
A General Study of The History of Translations
Week 6
6.12.19
English Translations: Impact & Implications (Part 1)
Week 7
13.12.19
English Translations: Impact & Implications (Part 2)
Week 8
20.12.19
A Selection & Review of Popular English Translations
Break

Please note that instructor may wish to do a make-up session should there be any cancellations in the above dates on 20.12.19.

Fees

Standard: $100
Concession: $80

Concessions are available for full-time students, NSFs, senior citizens aged above 65, the unwaged, people of disabilities and those require financial aid.

Instalment Payment

Instalment plan available. 
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Payment Mode

Admin and material fees are included.

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