IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(6): 588-590 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.178

Some Linguistic Difficulties in Translating the Holy Quran from Arabic into English

Abobaker Ali, M. Alsaleh Brakhw, Munif Zarirruddin Fikri Bin Nordin, and Sharifah Fazliyaton ShaikIsmail

Abstract—This paper identifies the linguistic difficulties in translating the Holy Quran. For Muslims, the Quran is the word of Allah. It contains devotions and instructions that are full of both literal and figurative styles. These figures of speech constitute an obstacle in translating the Quran into English. This article attempts to elaborate some lexical, syntactic and semantic problems and supports the argument with examples of verses from the Quran.

Index Terms—Holy Quran, meanings, problems, translation

The authors are with University Utara Malaysia (e-mail: abrekaw_3000@yahoo.co.uk )

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Cite: Abobaker Ali, M. Alsaleh Brakhw, Munif Zarirruddin Fikri Bin Nordin, and Sharifah Fazliyaton ShaikIsmail, "Some Linguistic Difficulties in Translating the Holy Quran from Arabic into English," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 588-590, 2012.

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