About the Holy Quran translation in Burmese and authenticity

Holy Quran is the Divine revelation from the Creator Allah (SWT) to the mankind.

It was originally revealed in Arabic to Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The Holy Quran has been translated into several languages including Burmese or Myanmar language.

So far, the standard translation accepted by the Burmese Muslim Organizations and Burmese Muslims,  is the work of the Holy Quran Translation  Board of Burma. It was published in three volumes from 1977 until 1980. It was direct translation work from Arabic to Burmese language. The chief translators were the late Mufassirul Quran Allahmah Ghazi Muhammed  Hashim and late Maulana Masquad Ahmad Khan.

The translation can be downloaded in the following link.

The Holy Quran translation work is not for the person who is without proper scholarly background both in Arabic and in Burmese language. There must be a Board to supervise the translation work. And the board should be formed with the Ulama who are well respected and accepted by the Burmese Muslim Community.

Recently I have found a person or group of people trying to translate the Holy Quran into Burmese language. Even, the partially translated Quran into Burmese language, according to their version is already available on Internet. However, the background history, qualification of the translator or translators and their experience is nowhere to be found to check the authenticity of the translation.

I hope Burmese Muslim youths who wish to read the Holy Quran translation in Burmese should check with the relevant Islamic Organizations in Burma  to verify the authenticity before  reading  to understand its real meaning.

I have written this post as a response to inquiry by Dr Saleem of  USA.

Allah knows the best,

Kyaw Kyaw Oo

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