Ukrainian version of the Quran to be published




In March the Osnovy Publishing house will present its long-awaited translation of the Quran into the Ukrainian language by Arabic scholar and researcher Mykhailo Yakubovych, who spent 5 years on the project.

According to Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, the release of a complete Ukrainian translation of the Muslim holy book is a significant event for the entire Ukrainian community.

“It will help the Ukrainian reader achieve better understanding of the values and principles of the Muslim community in our country,” Dzhemilev  says. “Currently there are approximately 500,000 Ukrainian citizens of Muslim faith. The indigenous people of Crimea, the Crimean Tatars, are a special component of the Ukrainian nation, adding another dimension to the cultural and spiritual riches of Ukraine. The history of Islam in Ukraine is closely tied to these riches. The translation into Ukrainian of the teachings of the Quran will definitely promote closer ties between the Crimean Tatars and all of Ukraine,” Dzhemilev says.

Mykhailo Yakubovych

Mykhailo Yakubovych

Attempts to translate the Quran into Old Ukrainian were first undertaken still in the XVII century. However it was in 2007 that Mykhailo Yakubovych began work on a complete translation of the Muslim  holy book. It took the Ukrainian researcher, Arabic scholar, and instructor at the Ostroh Academy more than 5 years to translate the Quran from the original Arabic, and then another two years to refine and polish the translation.

“We are proud of working with Mykhailo and we are proud that we are the first to publish the Ukrainian Quran,” says Dana Pavlychko, the director of the Osnovy Publishing House. “Today Ukraine is going through very hard times, but Osnovy will continue to do everything possible to publish fundamental books that are extremely important for our society and for mutual understanding.”

Translated by: Anna Mostovych

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  • Charles J. Kollman

    Muslims that go by this so called religion of darkness and death can not pledge support to America and it’s Constitution. If they say they do they are not telling you the truth. They are telling you what they believe you want to hear. Infidels and being one and being an American makes them my enemy and it is plan as writing on a wall. This tribe of people have never done anything for America except attack America bomb buildings and kill Americans on American soil. These bloodthirsty barbarians that behead people and put it on youtube must be dealt with. In America these barbarians must be all rounded up and deported back to the cesspools they came out of. In this is racists it is what it is they have wished death to America and then come to America to live. Then they tell us our way of life is against their religion i we must change. I and others do not roll over in fear of them like the Countries in Europe are doing to make room for them. Read my lips fuck all muslims and if there is something you don’t like or understand tough shit!

    • disqus_aJpixObjG7

      here is a short but clear summary

      • Charles J. Kollman

        Thank you for the info. If you would like to find out each day what the bloodthirsty savage barbarians are doing meaning to get an email alert from Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs. She is up to date and honest. As i understand it Mohammed as a boy was a Camel jockey along the trade route in the med east. So he got much info about Jewish and Christian Religions. I also understand he did not write the whole comic book the Koran that others after him also wrote some of the propaganda and lies. If there is a Allah then it has to be a dark angel that is yes against The Jewish and Christian God. Allah represents darkness hate death war! He is on the other side of what Jesus was about light love joy and peace. Yes they all lie about this sick so called religion. If they can’t find a young boy to screw then their next choice is goats and sheep. My Daddy told me many moons ago never trust a person that wipes his ass with his hand and shits in his seven day shiters. When a tribe of barbarians attack my Country put a death wish on it, threaten to kill the President and as per their religion can not support defend and preserve the law of the land, it’s simple meaning it’s war. They all must be herded up and deported from American soil. I believe in live and let live to you threaten me and they have. I will protect myself and what is mine at all times in a deadly way.

  • puttypants

    Mr. Kollman the Crimean tartars have lived peacefully in Ukraine since the beginning of time. They are not like the middle-east or even central muslims. They are extremely civilized, peaceful and decent people. You cannot make assumptions about people based on stereo types.

    • Sytnyk Andrij

      If they read the coran and the biography from Mohammed, and think they have to act like this – it will be like IS in Syria/Irak. That is exactly what Mohammed did.

    • disqus_aJpixObjG7

      putty pants this is not about stereotypes or peaceful people. THIS IS ABOUT THE LITERAL WORD FOR WORD TEACHINGS OF THE KORAN. please study at least these three things: 1)Taqqiya (or spelled takkiya etc) 2)Dhimmi 3)Dar es haram.

      Please also study the life and teaching of mohammed who had 13 wives, the youngest Aisha he began having sex with when she was aged nine.

      Study that mohammed personally beheaded over 240 non muslims and personally had over 200 sex slaves who were captured non-muslim women.

      here is just ONE quick source of info

      Further study that islam was spread by terror and that the symbol of islam is the sword.

      Please also learn that there is only ONE AND ONE SURE way ONLY that guarantees a moslem to enter moslem “paradise”: that is to die in the act of killing non Moslems.

      Then study moslem “paradise” which is geared to men only, where a man will have 77 beds with 77 virgins AND YOUNG BOYS to have sex with.

      Continue these studies OF THE EXACT WORDS OF THE KORAN for an hour or two and you will have clarity that “allah” is NOT the God of the Bible and that IS OR ISIS are simply following the Koran word for word, and doing what Islam has done throughout the centuries.

      What happened on 9 11? Our politicians and media WILL NEVER TELL YOU. September 11 1683 was THE HIGH POINT OF ISLAMIC CONQUEST OF The WEST, when islam’s armies were at the gates of Vienna.

      On 12th September 1683 Sobieski arrived WITH UKRAINIAN COSSACKS and the moslems were defeated. (they are euphemistically always called “turks” rather thatn the accurate word “moslems”

      They have NEVER made peace with the West. Lots to learn that our media and politicians will NEVER tell you. They LIE BALDLY saying that ISLAMIC terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. WHY do they repeat this LIE? because they do not want to cause civil unrest…

  • Sytnyk Andrij

    Oh dear.. the Koran is not an good or holy book. They write to cill christians and jews and destroy all other religions.

    • siania

      I presume you are very familiar with the Old Testament

      • disqus_aJpixObjG7

        by your comment siania, you clearly are familiar with neither the Old Testament nor the Koran

        • siania


  • siania

    Congratulations to Mykhailo Yakubovych, for this scholarly work.
    I would anticipate that this will bring mutual understanding, mutual cooperation and mutual respect.

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    According to the UN. 250,000 Christians are martyred by Moslems annually. This number
    does not include those who are raped, mutilated, lose their livelihoods or whose
    houses are burned down etc.

    The Koranic code of Taqqiya,
    commands all Moslems to lie to non Moslems in order to further Islam. This is
    why you always hear Moslems and their imams intentionally lying- saying for example that
    islam is a “religion of peace.”

    Another major disinformation is the
    lie that allah is the same God as that of Jews and Christians. Not at all-
    “allah” is another spiritual entity entirely, who is at war with Jews and

  • Dinna

    Thank you for the incredible work! Two the most beautiful languages are side by side with the word of God. I am sooo proud of my Ukraine. Where can I buy it?

  • Alex George

    Smart thinking. Many Ukrainians are muslim. Insulting them is most unwise.