AWEJ Special issue on Translation No. (2) 2013 pp.107-117
Translation of Islamic Texts and Ideology
Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Al-Harahsheh
Translation Department, Yarmouk University
This paper aims at studying Islamic texts written by non-Muslims and translated by Muslim students; to investigate the translators’ ideology on these texts. Three Islamic texts written by non-Muslims were translated by 49 undergraduate students at Yarmouk University, Translation Department, as home assignments. CDA method is employed as a theoretical framework for the contemporary study, as it is an influential tool in exploring the employment of ideology in translating religious texts. The paper concludes that Muslim translators are unconsciously influenced by their religious, social and cultural ideologies when they translate text into Arabic.
Keywords: Religious translation, CDA, culture, ideology and Islamic texts.