Al-Azhar Condoles Death of Quran Scholar, Translator

13:08 - June 06, 2021
News ID: 3474898
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Al-Azhar Islamic University expressed condolences over the death of a senior Egyptian Quran researcher and translator of the Holy Book.


Al-Azhar in a message lauded the scholar for his services to the Quran and efforts to promote Islamic teachings among non-Arabs.

Muhammad Abu Layla, who was the head of the English Department at Al-Azhar’s Faculty of Languages and Translation, died this week at the age of 79.

He was born in 1942 in Qalyubia Governorate, north of Egypt.

A PhD graduate of the University of Exeter in the UK, Abu Layla translated the Quran into English.

He also was a member of the Supreme Islamic Council of Egypt and used to head the Islamic Studies Department at the American University in Cairo.  



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