Muslim community hopes to produce Irish language version of the Qur’an

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The Muslim community in Galway is hoping to produce the first-ever complete Irish language version of the Qur’an. Picture by Ann McManus.  The Muslim Times has a very extensive collection of articles about the holy Quran

Source: Irish News

By John Monaghan 

THE Muslim community in Galway is hoping to produce an Irish language version of the Qur’an, if a translator for the project can be found.

While some verses from the Islamic book of faith, which is written in Arabic, along with hadiths – records of the words or deeds of Prophet Muhammad – have been translated into Irish in the past, a complete version as Gaeilge has never been available.

Muslims in Galway City are seeking to produce the translation, but are having difficulty finding anyone with a sufficiently high level of both Irish and Arabic.

Imam Ibrahim Noonan, leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Galway, told Irish language news service Tuairisc.ie: “The translation would have to go through English at this stage. It was suggested that maybe we should look at getting professional help from scholars of Gaeilge and hire a highly qualified translator.

(Source / 03.02.2017)

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