A Study of Different Translations of Koran into German



Throughout history several translators with different motives and styles have tried to translate the Holy Koran. The study of their goals and styles/ their strong and weak points can be a way to present improved translations of the Holy Koran in the future. Focusing on the Hamd Sura, this article studies three well-known German translators of Koran (Salomon Schweigger, David Friedrich Megerlin, Friedrich Rückert). The article begins with a probe into the history of translation of the Holy Koran into the German language, followed by a deep study of these trauslations. With the obtained results, new methods of translating the Koran will be presented regarding objectivity, style, and types of translation.