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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 9, 2009 at 07:29

Hi Plato

>In one of my posts to Amina there was something I cut and paste from an article by Ali Sina of Faithfreedom. Here it is:30:21 says "He created for you, of yourselves, spouses, that you may repose in them" The Arabic text makes it clear that "for you" is masculine and "them" is in feminine. What this verse is conveying is that women are CREATED FOR men and are for their enjoyment.

the Arabic text says and here is trajamat al-lafz/kilma or linear translation so no Muslim can say that we are making things up

and from his signs truly (He) created for you (the you or lakum here is masculine and plural) from yourselves pairs so you may find rest to her (and the ilayha is feminine but it is singular)

The syntax is bit confusing but I think that you get the meaning of what the aya says

>He is a very knowledgeable about Arabic.

He is correct

> However, I would like your opinion on what he says about the genders referredd to in 30:21 because quite often I come across Muslims who claim that Allah is referring to both at the same time.

Well he is, but it is very clear that it says he created women so men can find "rest" in them whatever that is

>Warm regards

Same

>Plato

I hope I helped

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