Introduction: Roles Experienced by the Translation Movement

  • Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul


A prominent phenomenon in Islamic civilisation is Islam’s profound absorption of Arab culture and the heritage of other nations, particularly bordering nations. As Islam spread and its polity expanded to integrate with other civilisations, Muslims were motivated to translate the ancient sciences in their search for understanding and advancement. Islamic teachings motivated the Muslims to contribute to human progress and to acculturate the positive achievements of other civilisations. A Qur’ānic verse reads:

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwā [i.e., one of the Muttaqūn (pious – see V.2:2)]. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. Q. 49:13

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  • Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul
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  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesKhalifa UniversityAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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