SHAFAQNA- The proposal to publish translations of the Quran into Bahasa Melayu without the original text could lead to misinterpretation, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
“We understand that this is to help propagate the religion but we do not want the publication to lose the Quran in the original Arabic language, leaving only the meaning of the text. This could easily lead to misinterpretation,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur .
He was commenting on a request by a female lecturer to translate the Quran into other languages without the original text to make it easier for non-Muslims to understand.
The proposal was also opposed by Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria who said Quranic translations without the original text was prohibited even though it was meant to spread Islam among non-Muslims.