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Aisha Bewley, Arabic-to-English Translator, Named Muslim "Woman of the Year"

By Azeezat Okunlola | Nov 1, 2022

The Muslim 500, a publication that celebrates the most important Muslims, has named Arabic-English translator Aisha Bewley as Muslim woman of the year.

According to the Muslim 500 list, "she has spent the past five decades faithfully learning the Islamic tradition and making its key texts available to the global English-speaking Muslim community, sometimes in partnership with her husband, Abdalhaqq Bewley, who translated the magnificent Qur'an." Bewley converted to Islam in 1968.

“Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley (b.1948) is one of the world’s most prolific and accomplished translators of classical Islamic works from Arabic to English,” the report stated.

Ms Bewley, the wife of Hajj Abdalhaqq Bewley, has authored and translated several publications about Islam to make the religion accessible to a wider audience than it had previously had.

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