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Muhammad Asad's translation of the Qur'an banned by the Muslim World League

4- Why was the translation mentioned above published in a Muslim country taking into account that Muhammad Asad - to my knowledge - is living in the Kingdom of Morocco? I find nothing in the Qur'an or the Sunnah to support the issues mentioned in it. I hope that your Fatwa will back me to refute these matters and prevent the publication of this translation here.

A: The translation referred to contains fatal errors and flagrant false beliefs.

As a result, the Constitutional Council of the Muslim World League in Makkah issued a decree banning the print and publication of this translation.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and 'Ifta

Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz (Chairman)
Abdul-Razzaq Afify (Deputy Chairman)
Abdullah ibn Qa`ud (Member)
Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan (Member)

Fatwas of Permanent Committee > Group 1 > Volume 3: `Aqidah 3 > Prophets > `Eisa (peace be upon him) > The translation of the Glorious Qur'an by Muhammad Asad