Giving an English translation of the Qur’an to someone who intends accepting Islam

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Q: I wanted to know if one wants to convert to Islam and starts by reading the Quran in English then is it wrong? Because when one starts
understanding the meaning then only the belief of the person would become strong on Islam. Since she is a lady she does not know whom to take help from.


A: It is better that some Islamic literature be given to them which will introduce them to Islam. To be able to comprehend the Qur’aan completely it requires some detailed explanation and a good level of understanding.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

لَّا يَمَسُّهُ إِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُونَ ﴿الواقعة: ٧٩﴾

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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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