Reading the Yusuf Ali translation of the Quraan

Q: I would like to ask a question regarding the Yusuf Ali translation of the Quraan. I heard in a lecture that Yusuf Ali was unable to speak the Arabic language as well as the fact that they say his version is incorrect.

I also read the same facts online. Can I continue reading this version as I have always done so. Or could you advise me on what is the best translation of the Holy Quraan I could find.

A: Undoubtedly, there are serious problems in his translation and commentary. The best thing is that you learn tafseer under the supervision of some experienced good aalim.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)