Giving English Translations to Non Muslims

CategoriesQur'an [157]

Fatwa ID: 05598


Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam




Would it be better to give a non-muslim an English only translation of the Qur’ān, or a side by side translation, where there is the possibility of them handling it in a state of impurity?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




It is compulsory to have wudhu touch the Quran even if it may be only one verse.[1]


When introducing a non-Muslim to the Qur’an, it is best to give them an English only translation of the Qur’an as wudhu will not be needed to touch it.  Because non-Muslims generally are not capable of reading and understanding the Arabic language, the translation of the meanings of the Qur’an will be better for them.



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1] Noor ul Idha, page 29

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