Islamabad conference on Problematics of Qur’an Translations in the Subcontinent
An International Conference on Problematics of Qur'an Translations in the Sub-Continent will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan, 26–28 February 2013. It is being organised by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI) at the International Islamic University in Islamabad and its departments of Translation and Interpretation, Faculty of Arabic; and Tafseer & Quranic Sciences, Faculty of Islamic Studies. Abstacts should be submitted before 5 July 2012. Translation of the Quran has been a challenging task from its very inception. The challenge originates in the peculiar linguistic and stylistic features of Quranic language which requires contextual and extra-contextual considerations. Hence efforts to translate Quran pose numerous theological, linguistic & legal questions and problems that need to be carefully studied & analyzed keeping in view the Quranic sciences and various translation theories & approaches such as Philological, Communicative, Socio-semiotic & Hermeneutics. The region of the sub-continent has distinctive place in terms of very early attempts & multiplicity of languages to which the text of Quran is translated. More information.