Is it permissible to read the Qur’aan in English?

Question 123: A friend told me that anyone who reads the translated meanings of the Qur’aan in English will have no reward, is this true?

Answer: The Qur’aan can only be recited in Arabic, the language in which it was revealed, because it is miraculous and no other language can provide the equivalent vocabulary. There is nothing wrong with translating the meanings of its words to those who need it and the translation shall take the same ruling as Tafseer (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan)... read more here.

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