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Keith Williams: You are contradicting the Koran

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in response to reader comment: My translation of Qur'an 3:54 is correct

Submitted by Plato (India), Nov 2, 2008 at 01:52

Keith you wrote:

>>Also, some of the words that we find in the Qur'an are not used anymore in colloquial speech as well as some of the Arabic words have changed meaning thru the years and may not mean the same thing as they did 1400 years ago. <<

Isn't this an admission that the Allah's words have been changed by humans. The meaning of the Koran then and now are different.

>>So, even though I know MSA (modern standard arabic) does not mean that I can interpret what the Qur'an says even though I can recite it and translate it into English.<<

Now you are contradicting the Koran which says it is easy to understand:

54:40 YUSUFALI: And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

>>Also, remember that this beautiful Qur'an in its beautiful Arabic prose has a very beautiful sound and melody like the Pslams of David but is still packed with deep meaning. That is something isn't it.<<

Okay. The surat below probably sounds beautiful in Arabic but can you tell me what deep and beautiful meaning it is trying to convey?

111.001-005
YUSUFALI: Perish the hands of the Father of Flame! Perish he!

No profit to him from all his wealth, and all his gains!

Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of Blazing Flame!

His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood - As fuel!-
A twisted rope of palm-leaf fibre round her (own) neck!

Regards

Plato

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