Good Post MSIQ. Quran is undoubtedly the holy book of Allah (SWT) and is really a good guidance for the people. Coming to your point Shayni, It is better to understand the meaning of Quran, however you need to recite the actual words of Quran and then read the translation. If you are just reading the translation not the Quranic Words (Ayats, Surah etc) then that is not called RECITATION (TILAWAT). you will only get reward for the translation not the actual reward for Recitation. Because Quran is to be only recited in ARABIC language.
hi my friends.. one of my friends from Philippine wants to read quran but she can't read it in arabic and i hope to find quran in English to send it to her...i'm muslim and she is not muslim...i think she is christian but she likes to read about Islam specially she likes to read quran...i hope u can help me to find copy in English or a copy in the language of Philippine... have nice moments