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I am planning to build a simple mobile app that provide the user with extracts from the Holy Koran, collection of the Ahadith and the Sunnah.

I will be providing the Arabic text as well as the English translation and transliteration.

Are there any copyright restrictions on reproducing these English translations & transliterations?

I am intending to use the late Yusuf Ali's widely respected English translation of the Holy Koran.

Regards the ahadith and Sunnah, I have not confirmed a source yet.

I realised that a similar copyright question was asked here previously:

Can we license translation software for the Quran and Hadits?

I'm just hoping for a little more information.

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  • Check this link regarding copyrights of Yusuf Ali's translations (read the notice section) sacred-texts.com/isl/quran
    – Atata
    Feb 3 '16 at 18:37
  • Thank you brother/sister. I have read that page already. Seems outside the USA, Yusuf Ali's works are pubic domain - i.e. not subject to copyright.
    – Paul Metas
    Feb 3 '16 at 20:25

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