Why the Bible can be translated and the Qur’an cannot

For Muslims the Qur’an is only truly the Qur’an in its arabic form. This is because of their beliefs surrounding how the Qur’an came to be. The belief that the Qur’an is a literal transcript of the Word of God from a safely preserved tablet (lauh mahfuz) in heaven revealed to Muhammad in Arabic This belief says that there is a tablet in heaven in arabic and Muslims believe that the Qur’an they read in Arabic is exactly the same as that heavenly tablet. A second reason is that, as…

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