Is it permissible to publish an English translation of the Qur’an without the Arabic text?

A detailed document regarding the prohibition of publishing a translation of the Qur’an without the Arabic text.

Click on the following link to download: can-quran-translation-be-published-without-the-arabic-text-dec-2016

The document includes:

  • The initial Fatwā.
  • Addendum with the answers to 12 subsequent questions.
  • List of 31 signatories from Bangladesh, Canada, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UK.
  • Fatāwā of Nadwatul Ulama (Lucknow, India), Jamia Islamia Ishaatul Uloom (Akkalkuwa, India), Jamia Farooqia (Karachi, Pakistan), Jamia Othmania (Peshawar, Pakistan) and Darul Uloom Zakaria (South Africa).
  • Excerpts from the works of Mawlānā Ẓafar Aḥmad ʿUthmānī (d. 1394/1974), Mufti Muḥammad Shafīʿ ʿUthmānī (d. 1396/1976) and Muftī Saʿīd Aḥmad Pālanpūrī (b. 1362/1942 – ).
  • The Indian Fiqh Academy (IFA) resolution from the March 2015 convention; the resolutions also touch upon the status of transliterating the Qurʾān and Braille Qurʾān.

The list of signatories to the prohibition include:

  1. Mufti Habibur Rahman Sahib (Darul Uloom Deoband, India)
  2. Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib (Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin Dabhel, India)
  3. Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib (Darul Uloom Bury, UK)
  4. Shaykh Sayyid Salman Nadwi (Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India)
  5. Mufti Ikramul Haq Sahib (Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn, UK)
  6. Mufti Tahir Wadi Sahib (Darul Uloom Bury, UK)
  7. Mufti Farooq Luharvi Sahib (Darul Uloom London, UK)
  8. Mufti Nur Ahmed Sahib (Hathazari Madrasa, Chittagong, Bangladesh)
  9. Mufti Riazul Haq Sahib (Potia Madrasah, Chittagong, Bangladesh)
  10. Mufti Abdurrahman Sahib (Bashundhara Islamic Research Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  11. Mufti Muhammad Saeed Motara Sahib (Darul Uloom Azaadville, South Africa)
  12. Mufti Abdul Kader Hoosen Sahib (Channel Islam International, South Africa)
  13. Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat Sahib (Islamic Dawah Academy, Leicester, UK)
  14. Mufti Yusuf Sacha Sahib (Darul Iftaa, Batley, UK)
  15. Mufti Abdul Hamid Sahib (Tauheedul Islam Trust, Blackburn, UK)
  16. Mufti Yusuf Afshani Sahib (Jamia Farooqia, Karachia, Pakistan)
  17. Mufti Abdul Bari Sahib (Jamia Farooqia, Karachi, Pakistan)
  18. Mufti Gulam Qadir Sahib (Darul Uloom Jamia Haqqania Akora Khattak, Pakistan)
  19. Moulana Anwarul Haq Sahib (Wifaq-ul-Madaris Alarabia, Pakistan)
  20. Moulana Maghfoorullah Sahib ((Darul Uloom Jamia Haqqania Akora Khattak, Pakistan)
  21. Mufti Farid Patel Sahib (Muscat, Oman)
  22. Mufti Sajid Patel Sahib (Chadwell Heath, Essex, UK)
  23. Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam Sahib (Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK)
  24. Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Sahib (Madrasah Taleemuddeen, Durban, South Africa)
  25. Mufti Ja’far Milli Sahib (Jamia Islamia Ishatul Uloom, Akkalkuwa, India) – Please also refer to the Fatwa received in the appendices.
  26. Mufti Ismaeel Bassa (Jamiatul Ulama KZN, South Africa)
  27. Mufti Saiful Islam Sahib (Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyeen, Bradford, UK)
  28. Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani (Darul Uloom, Canada)
  29. Mufti Radha ul Haq Sahib (Darul Uloom Zakariyya, South Africa) provided a Fatwa affirming the prohibition. This Fatwa is available in the appendices.
  30. Mufti Niyaz Ahmed Nadwi (Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India) and
  31. Mufti Muhammad Zafar Alam Nadwi (Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India) provided a Fatwa affirming the prohibition. This Fatwa is available in the appendices.