Accuracy and Diversity in Translation of the Metaphors in the First Five Parts (Juz) of the Qur’an: a Comparison between Translations of the Qur’an by Ṭabarī and by Garmārūdī
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Metaphor is one of the esthetic elements in any language; however, it has its own particular complexities. It is not for nothing that there exist different methods to translate a metaphor from a source language to a target language, which for long have been applied by the translators. One of the difficulties in the translation of the Qur’an is the translation of the metaphors contained therein. In this article the translation of one hundred metaphors contained in the first five parts (juz’) of the Qur’an done by Ṭabarī (d. 310/922) in his early work (official translation) has been compared with that of Garmārūdī (1941), the contemporary translator of the Qur’an. The goal of this comparison is to investigate the accuracy degree of the two translators along with the variety of the methods applied by them in this field, as well as the change of the methods in the course of time. The findings indicate that despite their effect upon the extent of the translators’ use of different methods, the multi-century temporal difference and the developments and changes in language have not caused so much difference in the variousness of their methods. Of course, this difference in the extent of the use of methods is based on their approach towards the translation of the Qur’an. This approach can be categorized as the sourceoriented method of the early translators and target-oriented method of the contemporary ones.

Journal of Arabic Language and Literature Studies, Volume:1 Issue: 1, 2023
75 to 94  
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