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The Holy Quran (Koran) and its English Translation.
Each ayat is read first in Arabic and then its English translation is read. There is no option to turn off the English translation.
In its natural language (Arabic), the Quran is the direct Word of Allah (God) to mankind through the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Arabic is a very rich language, and words have many shades of meaning. While the text of the original Arabic Quran is identical and unchanged since its revelation, you will find various translations and interpretations. Anytime a translation is done into another language, the translator has to interpret the meaning and render it in the new language, which of course has different rules of grammar. It is, by nature, an approximation of the meaning, since words and ideas cannot be expressed identically in different languages. Any translation of the Quran no longer retains that 'official' and perfect status, however it can be tremendously helpful to people wanting to learn more about Islam.
We would strongly encourage those who want to learn about Islam to also read a scholarly written commentary of Quran (tafseer). _________________________________