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Response to 'Arabic is hard to translate is an often used argument' by Susan

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Submitted by Muslim Friend (India), Oct 13, 2007 at 23:54

Dear Sister

Could you please clarify from which source you have heard the statement that 'Quran is hard to translate and explain in languages other than Arabic'? I am hearing such a comment for the first time. If ever such a comment was made, I agree with you that it is a lame excuse to argue on the basis that 'Arabic is hard to translate'. However, I would also like to add that it is possible that your sources may not have been the most appropriate to help you with the translation. Please let me know what is the clarification that you seek from the Quran and I shall help you.

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