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A critical review of the translation of the theological verses: Reproachful addresses to the Prophet (PBUH) in Quran. QHTS 2016; 2 (4) :65-98
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In some of the theological verses of the Holy Quran, there are some expressions in which God addresses the holy prophet (pbuh) with a reproachful and warning tone. Some of the most prominent types of these blames are prohibitionofidolatry, enjoining to ask for God's forgiveness, prohibition of doubt, prohibition of following the requests of the people of the Book, notifying the priority of the fear of God over the fear of men, emphasizing the protection of God, and blaming the prohibition of God's Halal. Since the translation of these expressions to Persian or any other language may cause the readers to be suspicious about the chastity of the holy prophet (pbuh), the translation of these verses has become sensitive and serious, leaving the translator with too much responsibility. Hence, it is important for the translator to have special considrarion and dominance over theological fundamentals to be able to accurately transfer the content of these verses along with sustaining the grammatical and rhetorical structures and also the homology of influence on the readers between the source and the target passage. This study – utilizing the opinions of exegetes and researchers of Quran and relying on the theological presumptions – intends to analyze some of the most prominent translations of these verses. In this way, after explaining the possible weeknesses and strengths of these translations and assessing the different methods employed in them, such as literal, loyal, free and interpretative translations, the most succesful method in adapting the true meaning of these verses is introduced.
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Received: 2016/01/24 | Accepted: 2016/02/15 | Published: 2016/03/12

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