Bismillāh ar-Rahmān ar-Rahīm
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
About a month or two ago, my mum came back with a wide smile on her face and proceeded to show-off a present she got from a friend. It was an A4-sized, deep brown with beautiful design on the hard cover. Flipping through, the pages were made of crisp light brown paper that had clear fonts and light pink borders. Needless to say, it looked impressive. What was more impressive was what was inside.
Sure, its a Malay translation of the Qur’an. But its not just any translation. While all other translations in the market provide line-by-line translation, this particular also offers a word-by-word translation – most suitable for anyone keen to pick up or brush up on your Arabic language.
Here’s an example:
The line-by-line translation is found at the side:
If you notice, on the second ayah, there’s a reference number 924. At the bottom of the pages, there are footnotes to further explain certain words or the whole line.
The best thing I found with regards to this translation is the Index at the back. Categorised under broad headings like Akhlak, Wanita, Ilmu & Cabang-Cabangya etc, what follows are lines in the Qur’an that correspond to that particular topic or theme!
Here’s a visual example:
Above you can see the broad heading of Dakwah Kepada Allah and on the other side, it says “Perbuatan Buruk”.
Over here, its under the heading of Akhlak.
Neat isn’t it?
That’s not all! It also comes together with a bookmark that has the Doa for Sujud Tilawah, the different signs of waqof and also, another index that details from Juz 1 all the way till Juz 30 all the lines that are similar! It is said that its supposed to help those who are in the process of memorizing the al-Qur’an to differentiate the similar-sounding lines.
While my lucky mum got it as a gift from a friend, the rest of you can own one too or give it as a gift to someone you love.
For details on pricing and how to purchase it, please click here.
Ameera Begum Aslam