Review of Qur’anic Research, Vol. 5 no. 4 (2019)


In the latest installment of the Review of Qur’anic Research (Vol. 5, no.4), Suleyman Dost (Brandeis University) reviews Abdur Raheem Kidwai’s God’s Word, Man’s Interpretations: A Critical Study of the 21st Century Translations of the Quran (New Delhi: Viva Books, 2018).


In his review, Dost writes “Colleagues and fellow scholars of Islam, how many times have you been asked about the best English translations of the Qurʾān and how many times have you mumbled in response something along the lines of “Arberry is good, there is Yusuf Ali, Abdel Haleem’s is more recent I guess”? Abdur Raheem Kidwai’s God’s Word, Man’s Interpretations is the book to read for a better, more learned answer concerning the English translations of the Qurʾān that have appeared since 2000. Kidwai’s admirable effort in this book can truly spare the scholars of Islam the time of sifting through the ever-growing numbers of recent translations…”

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