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in response to reader comment: You need more than a dictionary, sorry

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 8, 2008 at 22:21

Dude, you need more than a dictionary.

Stop here: Then you need a dictionary

>Like I said before, translating with a dictionary will not give you the knowledge and meaning, only the translation not the interpretation. The Qur'an has small words with deep meaning. That deep meaning is not derived from the dictionary. The Arabic prose and rhythms and rhymes are perfect. The idioms cannot be explained by the dictionary.

the Qur'an a book that you cannot read in Arabic because you ain't no Arab is written in Arabic that can be understood by educated Arabs. However translations means as your Arab masters say: tarijim al-kilma wa tarjim al-ma3na and to get to this point a good modern Arabic dictionary can be of great help, and i challenge you tp prove me wrong, as well as Ibn Manzur's Lisan al-3Arab's and great command of Arabic garmmar

>Have you been reading my comments?

What comments? That you are no more than a demagogue? ...

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