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Off Topic Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: Bolani Muslim on October 06, 2015, 05:07:11 AM

Title: Wanna start a Translation Campaign?
Post by: Bolani Muslim on October 06, 2015, 05:07:11 AM
Salaam yall. I had this idea, since Shias have been so successful at translating and mass producing their propaganda. I thought it would be a good idea that we form a simple 'translation team' were we can translate material (videos and books) from Arabic/Farsi/Urdu into English. My idea is, is that we can form (for translating books) a shared Google docs, and (for videos) 1 shared YouTube Channel were we all possess the passwords. So this way whenever we're available and have time, we'll be able to translate whatever we can and also help correct each-other if a mistake should arise as well to motivate each-other. Although my Farsi's far from perfect (never studied it formally), I've been able to translate some videos with minimal mistake into English, and I feel that if we could form a team, then we'd be able to get alot more then just a few videos done. Do you guys think this idea can work? BTW this is ONLY for when you have free time.
Title: Re: Wanna start a Translation Campaign?
Post by: Hani on October 06, 2015, 05:11:37 AM
U guys should translate Minhaj-ul-Sunnah, serious stuff.
Title: Re: Wanna start a Translation Campaign?
Post by: Abubakar on October 06, 2015, 10:57:29 AM
U guys should translate Minhaj-ul-Sunnah, serious stuff.

The book really needs to be translated.  :(
Title: Re: Wanna start a Translation Campaign?
Post by: Bolani Muslim on October 06, 2015, 08:40:45 PM
If possible can you guys spread this on your social media? It'd be nice if a small team could form for each language.
Title: Re: Wanna start a Translation Campaign?
Post by: Hadrami on October 07, 2015, 04:28:59 AM
Knowing another language doesn't mean it will be easy to do proper translation. For example, I have never felt comfortable doing it, but yes something needs to be done to managed this. If only we receive saudi's funds as much as shia receive iran's :P
Title: Re: Wanna start a Translation Campaign?
Post by: Bolani Muslim on October 07, 2015, 06:24:25 AM
^I agree with you, but since no one's translating these materials (that I know of) someone's gotta 'step up'. One person on Ummah said he'll do Urdu and a Shia Iranian said he'll help in Farsi :p
Title: Re: Wanna start a Translation Campaign?
Post by: Bolani Muslim on October 07, 2015, 08:35:31 PM
Salaam guys, I made a Facebook groups titled 'Translating Anti-Shia material from Urdu/Arabic/Farsi.' if anyone's interested.