The first-ever complete translation of the Noble Qur’an into the Nepali language


DHAKA — The first-ever complete translation of the Noble Qur’an into the Nepali language is finally seeing the light as part of efforts to spread kno (more)

DHAKA — The first-ever complete translation of the Noble Qur’an into the Nepali language is finally seeing the light as part of efforts to spread knowledge of Islam among Nepal’s Muslims and Nepali-speaking people across South East Asia. “We have taken the initiative to send the message of Allah to Nepali people through the translation of Qur’an to the Nepali language,” Maulana Nazrul Hasan Falahi, President of the Islami Sangh Nepal organization which did the translation, told IslamOnline in a phone interview.The Nepali translation of the meanings of the Qur’an was launched on May 31 in a special ceremony in the capital Kathmandu.

It was attended by Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders as well as hundreds of media figures, politicians, diplomats and community activists.

The launch made headlines in all the major print and electronic media outlets.

Islami Sangh, a leading Muslim organization in Nepal, has begun the project five years ago with funding from the Al-Quran Academy London, an international organisation engaged in Islamic research and publication.

It took Nepali scholars and linguists years of hard work to bring this unprecedented translation to light.

Previously there were only translations for short parts of the Muslim holy book published in Nepali.

The complete translation comprises a total of 1,168 pages with the original version of Qur’an in Arabic language.

Needed

The translation of Islam’s holy book is meeting the religious need of Nepalese who are thirst for understanding the meanings of Qur’an.

“The Nepali translation will provide a unique tool to know Qur’an for the Nepali people,” Hafiz Munir Uddin, Director General of Al-Quran Academy London, told IOL.

Khadiza Akhter Rezaee, a scholar and a women rights activist from Britain who attended the launch ceremony, agrees.

“Qur’an in the main source of Islamic knowledge, so the Nepali version of Qur’an is a golden opportunity for Nepali Muslims.”

Nepal was the world’s only Hindu state till 2006 when the parliament amended the constitution and declared it a secular state.

According to the CIA World Fact Book, Muslims constitute 4.2 percent of the country’s 28-million population.

Jamila Marium, of Nepal Islami Sangh, believes the translation will help many, Muslims and non-Muslims, to understand Islam.

“Qur’an translation into the Nepali language is good event for Nepali Muslims and the Nepali people in general,” she says.

“Now we know the message of Allah through our own language.”

The project sponsors hope the new translation will also serve Nepali-speaking people across South East Asia.

Beside being the lingua-franca language spoken in Nepal, Nepali is also spoken in Bhutan, Myanmar and some parts of India.

About 2000 copies of the new translation of the meanings of the Qur’an have so far been printed in New Delhi.

“Qur’an is a complete code of life and true guidance for all human being,” said Faizan Ahmad, Secretary General of Islam Sangh Nepal.

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26 comments

  1. I a from Abu Dhabi – UAE. How would like to purchase this transalation of Holy Quran for my friend

    Can you help

    Nazeer

  2. Assalamo alaikoom,

    Hi

    how can i get nepali quran through internet ? please help meh . and send meh the link by my e-mail address of nepali quran.

    Thank you!

    Allah hafeez

  3. salamalikum
    i have a friend who is a nepali and he has embraced islam i need a copy of the quran in nepali please let me know how i can get it .it is urgent.
    mohammed mujahid farooqui

  4. नेपाली कुरआन नेपाली भाषामा पढ्न पाउँदा ज्यादै खुशी लागेको छ र इन्टरनेट मार्फत कसरी पढ्न सकिन्छ होला कृपया तरिका बताईदिनुहोस। धन्यवाद कुवैतबाट-केदार नाथ खरेल मेरो इमेल यस प्रकार छ। kedarmesc@yahoo.com

  5. I am pleased with this grand work.
    It is available on net. in google search you can find it.

    Obaidullah
    Biratnagar Nepal

  6. नेपाली कुरआन नेपाली भाषामा पढ्न पाउँदा ज्यादै खुशी लागेको छ र इन्टरनेट मार्फत कसरी पढ्न सकिन्छ होला कृपया तरिका बताईदिनुहोस। धन्यवाद

  7. Has anybody had any luck in obtaining the Nepalese version of the Holy Koran
    Please let me know as we need some in London
    Thanks

  8. Assalamu ‘Alaikum, I am looking for the Nepali translation of Al Quraan Al Kareem. Can anybody help? Where can I get it from and how much is it, please? Thank you so much.

    Shaimaa

  9. ASSALAAMALIKUM… jazakallahkairan , may allah reward u for dis effort, brother v hav an islamic shop at london n i,,m loooking for nepali quran pon wholesale price , plz help 2 get it.
    jazakallhairan
    Muhammed imran

  10. WHEN YOU ARE PRESENTING ISLAM TO OTHERS THERE SHOULD BE NO SUNNI OR SECT MENTIONED I AM DISSAPOINTED TO READ ALL ABOUT TABLEEGHI JAMAT AND ZAKIR NAIK.

  11. Al-salam Alaikum
    please can i get nepali quraan translation as we have a nepali house worker and we want to learn her about islam

  12. Assalamualaikum……
    how can i get nepali quran through internet ? please help me . and send me the link by my e-mail address of nepali quran. my email:-iamirul7@gmail.com.
    khuda hafiz.

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