Difficulties of equivalence in translating Quranic text (Surah Al-Rahman)

النص القرآني وصعوبة التكافؤ عند الترجمة سورة الرحمن أنموذجاً

Authors

  • Dr. Lubna Farah
  • Irfan Ullah Khan University of Science & Technology, Bannu
  • Mr. Amir Nawaz Khan

Keywords:

equivalence, target language, priorities of equivalence, level of translation.

Abstract

Equivalence in translation is to be reached on several levels: structural, Dynamic, Communicative, Linguistic, functional, stylistic…etc. the Translator is usually uncertain to decide to which level he must give significance. For this very reason, the present paper debates the levels of its achievement while translating Quranic text through the survey of two translation English and Urdu of selected verses of Surah Ar-Rahman, the study follow the analytical and comparative methodology. Trying to find out the answer to questions: to which level the translator of Quran must give priority in equivalence? Can equivalence be attained at all levels alike? The results show that it is required to prioritize equivalence level depending on text requirement while translating Quran it is very difficult to achieve the approximate level of equivalence but the translator put his efforts to get the meanings of Quran.

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Published

2022-06-29

How to Cite

Farah, D. L., Khan, I. U., & Khan, M. A. N. (2022). Difficulties of equivalence in translating Quranic text (Surah Al-Rahman): النص القرآني وصعوبة التكافؤ عند الترجمة سورة الرحمن أنموذجاً. The Islamic Culture "As-Saqafat-Ul Islamia" الثقافة الإسلامية - Research Journal - Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi, 47(1). Retrieved from https://theislamicculture.com/index.php/tis/article/view/851

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Arabic Section