Q: Some people in our country
translate the Qur’an into different languages and hold the translated copies of Qur’an without having performed Wudu’ (ablution).
Is this act valid or not? Is it possible to translate the Qur’an?
Yes, it is permissible to translate the meanings of the Qur’an into foreign languages, just as it is permissible to interpret its meanings in Arabic. This will be a clarification of the meanings as understood by the translator. Therefore, a translated version of the Qur’an is not Qur’an. Accordingly, it is permissible for a person who has not performed Wudu’ to touch a translated version of the meanings of the Noble Qur’an or an Arabic book giving explanations and exegesis of meanings of the Qur’an.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.