A translation of holy writings from the Tawrat (ތައުރާތު), Zabur (ޒަބޫރު), Anbiya (ސަޙާއިފް އޭ އަންބިއާ) & Injeel (އިންޖީލު) is now available in Dhivehi (ދިވެހި ބަސް), the national language of the Republic of Maldives. (It is also the language of Minicoy in Lakshadweep, a Union Territory of India, where it is known as Mahl or Mahal.)
The book of Genesis (ފެށުން) begins with the story of Adam (އާދަމްގެފާނު) & Eve (ޙައްވާގެފާނު) and how they went from a time of innocence when they were “naked and not ashamed” (އޮރިޔާން) to being disobedient to God and cut off from his presence. That tragic condition now affects the entire human race. But God still loves us all. In this Dhivehi (Maldivian) translation, you can read about how God showed his love to Noah (ނޫޙުގެފާނު), Abraham (އިބްރާހީމުގެފާނު) & Sarah (ސާރާ), Ishmael (އިސްމާޢީލްގެފާނު), Isaac (އިސްޙާޤުގެފާނު) and his descendants. The story of Moses and how God rescued his people from Egypt is found in Exodus (ނެރުއްވުން). There is a love story in the book of Ruth (ރާޢޫތު). King David’s (ދާއޫދުގެފާނު) story is found in 1 & 2 Samuel (1 & 2 ޞަމޫއީލް). The wise words of King Solomon (ސުލައިމާނުގެފާނު) in Proverbs (ހަރުބަސްތައް) give divine guidance for every-day life. For Dhivehin (ދިވެހިން), the amazing sea adventure of Jonah (ޔޫނާސްގެފާނު) is of special interest.
God’s love is most fully expressed in the life and teachings of Jesus (އީސާގެފާނު) as recorded by Mark (މަރުކުސް), Luke (ލޫކާސް) and John (ޔުޙަންނާ). Find out about early followers of Jesus in Acts of the Apostles (މަންދޫބުންގެ މަސައްކަތް). The Good News (ހެޔޮޚަބަރުފުޅު) about Jesus spread throughout the ancient Roman Empire, and believers needed guidance in how to follow Jesus together. Apostles gave this guidance through their letters. In the letter to the Galatians (ގަލާތިޔާގެ މަސީޙީންނަށް ސިޓީ) we find out what true freedom is. Ephesians (އެފޭސުސްގެ މަސީޙީންނަށް ސިޓީ) teaches us how to defeat Satan (ޝައިތާނާ). Philippians (ފިލިއްޕީގެ މަސީޙީންނަށް ސިޓީ) tells us what our goal needs to be to have true joy. James describes true religion (ސައްޙަ ދީން) in his letter (ޔާމިޒުގެ ސިޓީ). Instructions for leaders are given in various letters (ތިމޮތީއަށާއި ތީތުސްއަށް ސިޓީތަކެއް). In his first letter, Peter (ޕަތަރަސްގެ ފުރަތަމަ ސިޓީ) teaches believers to expect ridicule, suffering, and other types of persecution, and also how to respond by trusting God and doing good to all. In Peter’s second letter (ޕަތަރަސްގެ ދެވަނަ ސިޓީ), he warns us about false prophets (ދޮގު ރަސޫލުން) and describes how this world will end on Judgment Day (ޤިޔާމަތްދުވަސް).
Dhivehi (Maldivian) translations of other holy writings from the Tawrat (ތައުރާތު), Zabur (ޒަބޫރު), Anbiya (ސަޙާއިފް އޭ އަންބިއާ) & Injeel (އިންޖީލު) are planned to be released in the future.
This app contains an embedded Thaana font, and a built-in Thaana keyboard for searching for words in the text. (The Thaana script is unique to Maldives and is written right-to-left.) Users also have the option to choose either English or Dhivehi (ދިވެހިބަސް ) as the interface language, and the app features a right-to-left orientation that is consistent with Thaana (ތާނަ). Audio narrations are available for several books.
This is an off-line app. Please provide feedback and bug reports to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Confidentiality will be respected.) We want to make this Dhivehi translation of the Kithaabul Muqaddhas to be as clear, accurate and natural as possible for the Maldivian people.