Hi I am on final semester of my Master’s programme in Islamic Finance and my supervisor suggested me to translate one of his book from Arabic to English as my thesis. I wonder does translation counts as a thesis and is it ethical?
Is it original research? No. Is it expanding your thinking? No. Is it a pathway to a PhD? No. Is it ethical? No. Do you see a theme emerging? There is no way that translating a book into English is a thesis. Even if you were doing a degree in foreign languages, it wouldn't qualify because it isn't your original research.
Sack your supervisor. Find a topic you are interested in and that will help you in the future.