Laleh Bakhtiar: First American Women to Translate the Qur'an

'The Sublime Quran' by Dr Laleh Bakhtiar is the first English translation/interpretation of the Qur'an by an American woman. Dr Laleh joins Everywoman from Chicago and is joined by Dr Omima Abou-Bakr, a professor from the University of Qatar who disagrees with Dr Laleh's translation.

In this work, the author challenges the common mistranslation of the word َاضْرِبُوهُن 'idribuhunna' in verse (Q. 4:34) that feminists say have been used to justify the abuse of women. Dr Bakhtiar reverts “to beat” back to its original interpretation meaning “to go away”.

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