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The complexities of the noble Qura'an

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Submitted by Waell Murray (United States), Sep 20, 2009 at 12:23

Hundreds of scholars who mastered English and Arabic tried, with their outstanding knowledge of Islamic law, to translate the noble words of Allah to English, and no matter how strongly they mastered English, their translations failed to transform the metaphoric images that the Qura'an displayed from Arabic to English; I would dare to assert that some of the Qura'anic phrases were meant to only be understood and fully conceived by those who mastered Arabic at high levels, and not just those whose Arabic is their mother's tongue. So, those prints of the Qura'an's translations that are placed in Western public libraries or sold at Western book-stores can not, and will not be considered authentic at any level, and if someone wishes to dispose of such prints, that will not be such a waste -in my personal opinion- and that is so specially because I consider them to hold no true value what-so-ever.

The real issue lies in the fact that until someone who was raised in a Western culture could study Arabic and Islamic laws to some scholarly level, he or she would be too poorly informed to even comment of any Qura'anic sentences. The complexities of the words of Allah ( creator of the universe), are too difficult for a high school graduate in the Arab/Islamic world to fully understand; therefore, it takes someone four college years to study the thousands of this noble book and to be able to negotiate its subliminal meanings with others. We need to realize here that when the Qura'an was revealed, it was conveyed to the first members of the new faith by an illiterate (Our beloved prophet Mohammad) who had an outstanding ability to memorize texts, and as the text was recited and heard over and over again, more members managed to memorize the same text, so the original text was conserved in peoples minds and hearts until the third leader of the Muslims after the passing away of the messenger decided it was time this noble text needed to be documented. And if we were to attest to the fact that Allah is the only able of making things happen, then we would find it easy to understand that He himself protected His own words in the hearts and minds of the faithful until such words got to be documented.

I am not, and will not start telling the Christians and the Jews that they believe in some fairy tales, because, even when the translations of the Qura'an are not adequate enough, they still detail the lives of Jesus and Moses ( Peace and Blessings be upon them), and they will clearly demonstrate the fact that Jesus was never killed, put on a cross, or risen from the dead. And those translations will tell us about Mary's son who talked in his crib and that he never told his followers that he was the Lord's son. So, before anybody starts telling the Muslims that they are believing in fairy tales, let's find out were the real fairy tales are; Muslim children are never to be told something like (Santa) until they grow up and realize that such beloved person never really existed, and they are never told that Allah will forgive them for all their sins just because they are Muslims, and on the contrary, they are warned from becoming the Muslims who will never make it to Allah's heaven in the eternal second life, they are told the truth, and nothing but the truth, but if they follow the path that leads them into causing others pain, loss of life, and terror, then they will eventually find out that they have followed rules that contradicted Islam ( the religion of peace) and instead, lived their lives in total darkness for Allah's divine light.

In conclusion, it is unfair to judge Muslims and Islam by examining what some Muslims do, like it is unfair to call Christianity the religion of murder when examining the crusades and the death and terror caused by the Christian Holly warriors to the people of the Holly Land ( Palestine ) a few hundreds of years ago.

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