Dr. Hamid Choi: First native Korean to translate Quran

Dr. Hamid Choi Yong Kil is the first native Korean person to translate Quran and Sahih Bukhari into the Korean language. This whole translation took a time period of seven years.

Apart from his services in the translation of Quran, Dr Hamid Choi is also a teacher of Islamic studies and Arabic at the University of South Korea
Apart from his services in the translation of Quran, Dr Hamid Choi is also a teacher of Islamic studies and Arabic at the University of South Korea

Dr. Hamid Choi, a native Korean and a Islamic studies teacher, went onto translate the Quran in Korean language. This made Dr. Hamid, the first native Korean to do so. The whole tasks was difficult and time consuming and took him around 7 years. Alongside the Quran, Dr Hamid Choi also translated the ‘Sahih Bukhari’ which is a book of hadith.

These contributions by Dr Hamid Choi surely are big. Now a big percentage of Koreans will be able to better understand the Quran and the Hadith thus further strengthening their faith. Korean People interested in Islam will also be able to learn more about it thus Dr. Hamid through his work will welcome more people into Islam.

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With Korean being the only language a big percentage of Korea understands, Quran and Islam will now be better understood throughout Korea. Dr Hamid Choi apart from translating the Quran has more than 90 self-written or translated titles. This makes Dr. Hamid Choi a devoted Muslim that is working towards the spread of Islam.

Apart from working as a translator, he also teaches Islamic studies and Arabic at the university of South Korea. Doctor Hamid Choi completed his education from Islamic University of Madinah. During his time in the Islamic University of Madinah, Shaykh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz who was the rector at that time was impressed by his vast amount of knowledge Dr. Hamid possesses. He used to like Dr. Hamid Choi a lot and even used to even invite Dr. Hamid Choi at his house.

Korea is a Muslim minority state but yet the Muslim community in Korea is noticing a large increase since the last decade. The credit for this increase goes to people like Dr. Hamid Choi who are spreading Islam in all possible ways they can.

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