Ahmadiyya translations of the Quran

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Some of the many Quran translations by Ahmadi translators at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has translated the Quran into over 70 languages of the world.[1] Portions of the scripture have been translated into multiple other languages, the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement has produced translations into at least 7 languages. The period of the late 1980s and the early 1990s saw an acceleration in the number of translations being produced by the Ahmadiyya movement.

Some of the earliest translations were produced by Ahmadi Muslim scholars and today there are still many languages for which only translations authored by Ahmadi Muslims exist. All translations are published alongside the Arabic text.

Publications[edit]

The translations of the Quran authored by Ahmadi Muslim scholars always feature translated verses alongside the original Arabic text, before the translations are published, they are checked, scrutinized and proof-read by a wide array of individuals for errors. A similar procedure is undertaken when revised versions of the translations are produced; in particular, guidance is sought from the caliph of the Community with regards to textual and other linguistic difficulties. Since the majority of the Quran translations have been made available from the 1980s, most translations have sought advice from Caliph IV and Caliph V.

Complete translations[edit]

For Urdu language translations, see the Exegesis part below.
Year Language[2] Title Translator(s) Example (1:1) External links
1953[nb 1] Dutch De Heilige Qor'aan
met Nederlandse Vertaling
Unstated In naam van Allah, de Barmhartige, de Genadevolle. Online
1953 Swahili Qur'an Tukufu
Pamoja na Tafsiri na Maelezo Kwa Swahili[4]
Unstated Kwa jina la Mwenyezi Mungu, Mwingi wa rehema, Mwingi wa ukarimu. Online

PDF
1974 Luganda Kur'āni Entukuvu
mu Luganda[5]
- - Web

PDF
1976 Yoruba Alkurani Mimọ[6] - - -
1988 Japanese 聖クルアーン[7] - - Web

PDF
1988 Kikuyu Kũrani Theru[8] - - Web

PDF
1988 Korean 꾸란
한글번역본[9]
- - Web

PDF
1990 Chinese 古兰经
阿文原文-中文译释[10]
- - Web
1990 Igbo Koran Nsọ[11] - - -
1990 Mende Kurana Gayemagoi[12] - - -
1992 Hausa Al-Kur'ani Mai Tsarki
Takui Cikin Arabci da Fassara Cikin Hausa[13]
- - -
2002 Jula Kurana Saniman Julakan Na
Ani Arabukan Na[14]
- - -
2002 Kikamba Kulani Ntheu
Maandiko ma Kialavu na Ualyulo kwa Kikamba[15]
Namaan Nthenge Lukindo - Web

PDF
2004 Kreol Le Saint Qur'ān
Texte Arabe avec traduction en créole[16]
Nazir Ahmad Hoolash
Saïda Sookia
Amina Yasmin Sooltangos
- Web

PDF
2006 Mõõré - - - -
2007 Fula - - - -
2007 Mandinka - - - -
2007 Wolof - - - -
2008 Malagasy Ny Kor'any Masina
Amin'ny Teny Arabo sy Ny Dikani Amin'ny Teny Malagasy[17]
Ramavonirina Oliva Rahantamalala
Razafimamony Georges Eugéne Fanja
Andriandahy Mahmoudou
- Web

PDF
2008 Asante Twi Kur'aan Kronkron No
Arabek Atwerεnsεm ne Asante Nkyerεaseε[18]
Yusuf Ahmad Edusei - Online

PDF
2010 Kriol Sagradu Al Kur'an
k'un Traduson na Kriol[19]
- - -

European languages[edit]

No. Title Language Primary location of language Year published Translator(s) Notes/External links
1 Kurani Karim:Arabist - shqib[20][2] Albanian Albania; Kosovo; Macedonia 1990 Muhammad Zakaria Khan Online version

PDF version
2 Kur'an Časni: Arapski texsti bosanskiprijevod[21][2] Bosnian Bosnia and Herzegovina; more generally the Balkans 2008 Fahrija Avdić; Wasim Ahmad Online version
3 Свещеният Коран[2][22] Bulgarian Bulgaria; more generally the Balkans 1991 PDF (selected verses)
4 El Sagrat Alcorà: Amb text Àrab I traducció al Català[23][2] Catalan Catalonia, Spain; Andorra; Roussillon, France 2003 PDF version
5 Svatý Korán: Arabský text a Český překlad[24][2] Czech Czech Republic 1990 Šera Alího PDF version
6 Koranen: med dansk oversaettelse[25][2] Danish Denmark 1967 A.S. Madsen Online version

PDF version
* De Heilige Qoer-an Dutch Netherlands; Flanders, Belgium 1934 Muhammad Ali PDF version
7 De Heilige Qor'aan - met Nederlandse vertaling[26][2] Dutch - 1953 Online
* The Holy Quran English Australia; Canada; United Kingdom; United States; New Zealand;
parts of Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia
1917 Muhammad Ali PDF version
8 The Holy Quran - Arabic Text and English translation[27][2] English - 1955 Sher Ali Online version

PDF version
- English - 1971 Muhammad Zafarullah Khan
9 Le Saint Coran: Texte arabe et traduction français[28][2] French France; Quebec, Canada;

parts of West Africa and Central Africa
1985 PDF version
* Le Quran Sacre French - 1990 PDF version
10 Der Heilige Qur-ân: Arabisch und Deutsch[29][2] German Germany; Switzerland; more sparsely Central Europe 1954 Online version

PDF version
* Der Koran German - 1964 Sadr-ud-Din PDF version
11 Το Ιερό Κοράνιο[30][2] Greek Greece 1989 Hamid Aziz Rehman Online version
12 Il Sacro Qur'an[2][31] Italian Italy; Switzerland 1986 PDF (selected verses)
13 Den Hellige Qur'ânen: Arabisk texst med Norsk oversettelse[32][2] Norwegian Norway 1996 PDF version
14 Swiety Koran: Tekst Arabskii tlumaczenie Polskie[33][2] Polish Poland 1990 Online version (including short commentary)

PDF version
15 O Sogrado Al-Corão: Texto arabe e tradução portuguêsa[34][2] Portuguese Brazil; Portugal; more sparsely South America and Southern Africa 1988 Online version

PDF version
16 Священный Коран: Арабский текст c русским переводом[35][2] Russian Russia; post-Soviet states; Israel 1987 Rustam Khamatvaleev; Ravil Bukharaev; Rana Khalid Ahmad Online version

PDF version
* El Sagrado Quran Spanish Spain; most of South America; most of Central America; Equatorial Guinea;

more sparsely Western Europe
1986 PDF version
17 El SAgrado Corán con texto en Árabe y traducción al Español[36][2] Spanish - 1988 Antonio Carrillo Robles Online version (including short commentary)

PDF version
18 Den Heliga Qur'anen: Arabisk Text med Svenska översättning[37][2] Swedish Sweden; parts of Finland 1988 Qanita Sadiqa PDF version

Turko-Iranian languages[edit]

No. Title Language Primary location of language Year published Translator(s) Notes/External links
1 [2] Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan;Afghanistan;Tajikistan; Xinjiang, China 2008 Basharat Ahmad, Bektenov A., Kasimbaeva K. PDF version (selected verses)
2 قران مجید سره دَ پښتو ترجمی[2] Pashto Afghanistan; Pakistan 1990 Muhammad Iqbal Online version

PDF version
3 قرآن مجيد - ترجمه فارسی[38][2] Persian Iran; more generally regions of former Persian Empire 1989 Syed Aashiq Hussain Shah Online version

PDF version
4 Kur'an-i Kerim ve Türkçe meali[39][2] Turkish Turkey; more sparsely the Balkans 1990 Muhammed Celal Șems Online version

PDF version
5 Куръони Карим[2][40] Uzbek Uzbekistan; Northern Afghanistan; Western Kyrgyzstan 2005 Basharat Ahmad, Khudyberdiev Q., Ziaydinov U., Wahidov A. Online

PDF version (selected verses)

East Asian languages[edit]

South Asian languages[edit]

No. Title Language Primary location of language Year published Translator(s) Notes/External links
1 [2] Assamese Assam, India 1990 Khan Bahadur Ataur Rahman Khan Online version

PDF version
2 [2] Bengali Bangladesh; Eastern India 1990 Online version

PDF version
3 પવિત્ર અલ કુરઆન અલ હકીમ[2] Gujarati Gujarat, India 1990 Online version

PDF version
4 कुरान मजीढ - के हिन्दी अनुवाद[41][2] Hindi India 1987 Online version
5 [2] Kannada Southern India 2004 Muhammad Yusuf PDF version
6 [2] Kashmiri Kashmir Valley 1998 Online version

PDF version
7 [2] Malayalam Kerala, India 1991
8 [2] Meitei Manipur, India 1990 Ahmad Hasan Online version

PDF version
9 मराठी पवित्र क़ुरआन ए हकीम[2] Marathi Maharashtra and Goa, India 1992 Online version
10 पवित्र कुरान नेपाली अनुवाद[2] Nepali Nepal 2001 Online eversion

PDF version
11 ପବିତ୍ର କୋରାନ[2] Oriya Odisha, India 1989 Abdul Qadir Khan; Mohammad Anwar-ul Haque Online version

PDF version
12 ਕੁਰਆਨ ਮਜੀਦ ਦਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ[2] Punjabi (Gurmukhi) Punjab, India 1983 Online version (including short commentary)

PDF version
13 قران مجید سرائیکی ترجمے نال[42][2] Saraiki Bahawalpur South Punjab, Pakistan 1990 Muhammad Sakani Baloch, Rafiq Ahmad Naeem Sakani Baloch Online version

PDF version
14 قران مجید سنڌي ترجمي سان[43][2] Sindhi Sindh, Pakistan; Kutch, India 1991 Abdul Qadir Dahri; Ghous Baksh Shaikh Online version

PDF version
15 [44] Sinhalese Sri Lanka 2015 Online (first 10 parts)
16 [2] Tamil Southern India 1989
17 పవిత్ర ఖురాన్ గ్రంథము[2] Telugu Southern India 1991 Online version
18 تفسیر صغیر (Tafseer-e-Sagheer)[45][2] Urdu Pakistan; parts of Northern India 1957 Caliph II PDF version (includes Commentary)
- قرآن کریم: اردو ترجمہ[46][2] Urdu - 2000 Caliph IV PDF version
- قرآن کریم: ترجمہ[47][2] Urdu - Mir Ishaq PDF version

Southeast Asian languages[edit]

No. Title Language Primary location of language Year published Translator(s) Notes/External links
1 [2] Indonesian Indonesia 1970
* Qur'an Suci Terjemah & Tafsir Mukadimah Indonesian - 1979 Muhammad Ali PDF version
* Qur'an Suchi Jarwa Jawi Javanese Java, Indonesia 2001 Muhammad Ali PDF version
2 Terjemahan dan Pecahan Loghat Alquranul Karim[2][48] Malay Malaysia; Brunei; Singapore 1989 PDF (selected verses)
3 [2] Sundanese Java and Lampung, Indonesia 1998
4 Ang Banal Na Koran[2][49] Tagalog Luzon, Philippines 1991
5 [2] Thai Thailand 2008
6 Thánh Thư Koran[50][2] Vietnamese Vietnam; Guangxi, China 1989 Online version

PDF version

Oceanic languages[edit]

No. Title Language Primary location of language Year published Translator(s) Notes/External links
1 [2] Fijian Fiji 1987
2 Te Kurānu Tapu[51][52][2] Māori New Zealand 2010 Shakil Ahmad Monir PDF version (selected verses)
3 Te Kulani Tapu[53][2] Tuvaluan Tuvalu 1990 Pulikai Sogivalu, Waleed Katalake.[53]
Sunema Makatui Rusia (selected verses)
PDF version (selected verses)

Other languages[edit]

No. Title Language Primary location of language Year published Translator(s) Notes/External links
1 La Nobla Korano[2] Esperanto None 1970 Italo Chiussi Online version

PDF version

Exegesis[edit]

Title Title in English Language Year published Author(s) Translations Notes/External links
Commentary on the Holy Quran: Surah Al-Fateha Urdu Mirza Ghulam Ahmad English by Muhammad Zafarullah Khan Exegesis compiled from the writings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, on the first chapter of the Quran. Only the first volume has been translated in English. PDF (English)
حقائق الفرقان (Haqaiq al-furqan) Inner Verities of the Discriminant Urdu Caliph I None 4 volumes. Link
تفسير کبير(Tafseer-e-Kabeer) The Extensive Commentary Urdu Caliph II None 10 volumes. Exegesis on all chapters of the Quran excluding chapters 3 to 9.Link
تفسیر صغیر(Tafseer-e-Sagheer) The Short Commentary Urdu Caliph II None PDF

Portions[edit]

The portions translations are maily "selected verses", but there are also some translations that just have translated some parts, the selected verses are created for celebrating the centenary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1989.[54]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The project was started in 1945[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peaceful message of Quran on show". Canberra, Australia: CityNews.com.au. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba Published Translations of the Holy Quran by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Alislam.org
  3. ^ De Heilige Koran : Voorword, Ahmadiyya Moslim Gemeenschap Nederland.
  4. ^ Holy Quean with Swahili translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  5. ^ Kur'āni Entukuvu. Islam International Publications. 
  6. ^ Holy Quran with Yoruba translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  7. ^ 聖クルアーン (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  8. ^ Holy Quran with Kikuyu translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  9. ^ 꾸란 - 한글번역본 (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  10. ^ 古兰经. Islam International Publications. 
  11. ^ Holy Quran with Igbo translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  12. ^ Holy Quran with Mende translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  13. ^ Holy Quran with Hausa translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  14. ^ Holy Quran with Jula Translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  15. ^ Holy Quran with Kikamba translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  16. ^ Holy Quran with Mauritian Creole translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  17. ^ Ny Kor'any Masina - Amin'ny teny Arabo sy ny dikani amin'ny teny Malagasy (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  18. ^ Holy Quran with Ashante Twi translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  19. ^ Holy Quran with Kriol translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  20. ^ Kurani Karim:Arabist - shqib (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  21. ^ Kur'an Časni: Arapski texsti bosanskiprijevod. Islam International Publications. 
  22. ^ Holy Quran with Bulgarian Translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  23. ^ El Sagrat Alcorà: Amb text Àrab I traducció al Català (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  24. ^ Svatý Korán: Arabský text a Český překlad (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  25. ^ Koranen: med dansk oversaettelse (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  26. ^ De Heilige Qor'aan, Ahmadiyya Moslim Gemeenschap Nederland.
  27. ^ The Holy Quran - Arabic Text and English translation (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  28. ^ Le Saint Coran: Texte arabe et traduction français (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  29. ^ Der Heilige Qur-ân: Arabisch und Deutsch (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  30. ^ Το Ιερό Κοράνιο. Islam International Publications. 
  31. ^ Holy Quran with Italian Translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  32. ^ Den Hellige Qur'ânen: Arabisk texst med Norsk oversettelse (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  33. ^ Swiety Koran: Tekst Arabskii tlumaczenie Polskie (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  34. ^ O Sogrado Al-Corão: Texto arabe e tradução portuguêsa (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  35. ^ Священный Коран: Арабский текст c русский переводm (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  36. ^ El SAgrado Corán con texto en Árabe y traducción al Español (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  37. ^ Den Heliga Qur'anen: Arabisk Text med Svenska översättning (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  38. ^ قرآن مجيد - ترجمه فارسی (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  39. ^ Kur'an-i Kerim ve Türkçe meali (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  40. ^ Қуръони Карим, Ahmadiyya Muslim Uzbekistan Official Website.
  41. ^ "कुरान मजीढ - के हिन्दी अनुवाद". Islam International Publications. 
  42. ^ قرآن مجيد (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  43. ^ قرآن مجيد (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  44. ^ Launch: Holy Quran - Sinahal Translation, Lanka News Web.
  45. ^ تفسیر صغیر (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  46. ^ قرآن کریم: اردو ترجمہ (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  47. ^ قرآن کریم: ترجمہ (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  48. ^ Holy Quran with Malay Translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  49. ^ Holy Quran with Tagalog Translation, Ahmadiyya Muslim USA Bookstore.
  50. ^ Thánh Thư Koran (PDF). Islam International Publications. 
  51. ^ "First Maori Quran Published". November 3, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  52. ^ Selected verses of Holy Quran in Maori
  53. ^ a b Holy Quran Translated Into Tuvaluan
  54. ^ Selected Verses of The Holy Quran, with English translation.