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How Three American Women Translated One of the World’s Most Popular Qurans

posted on March 27, 2017

The Daily Beast’s Katie Zavadski reports on the creation of the Saheeh International translation of the Qur’an. The translation, written by three American women who converted to Islam in the late 1980s, is popular among conservative Muslims and more recently has been used in ISIS propaganda. Zavadski writes, “It’s somewhat surprising to see that an organization that so limits the roles of women would then turn to a woman-made translation for its theological underpinnings. But then, part of what’s remarkable about Saheeh International is how very unremarkable the translation is—their effort was to make orthodox sources accessible rather than to innovate.”

Read at The Daily Beast