Quran is for the entire humanity, but the Hilali Khan/Mohsin Khan duo’s translation has reduced it to the exclusive book of Muslims. If a Jew, Christian or a Hindu were to read it, they have every reason to fear Muslims and the “Muslim God ” who teaches hatred towards them. All you had to do to acquire the free copy of this book was to call 1-800 number and they would send a free copy of the Quran, I have no idea how many copies are out there in the hands of innocent people, we can check the boasting emails or news letters proclaiming how many million copies were distributed. A lot of damage was done. The good news is many of the mis-translation are fixed since 2012.
Hilali Khan and Mohsin Khan Duo as great scholars. They mis-translated the Quran around 1924, and as Muslims blessed with the courage to speak, we have to disagree.
Whatever their intention was, these men have messed up the translations and interpretations of Quran. The brunt of Islamophobia that we are dealing with today was mothered by their work. Indeed, the Spencers, Gellers, Baghdadis, Bin Ladens and Awalakis believe in that version of Islam.
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Mike Ghouse is a Muslim thinker, write and a speaker, and much of his work is published in Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, Arab News, New Age Islam and several other periodicals and at www.worldMuslimCongress.com