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Holy Koran (5:51) : very bad translation for arabic word "Awliya" !

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Submitted by Anne-Marie Delcambre (France), Oct 31, 2009 at 05:10

"Friends" is not very good translation (Moroccan translation) for arabic word "AwliyĆ¢' " in Holy Koran (5, 51)

" O you who have attained to faith ! Do not take the Jew and the Christians for your ALLIES : they are but ALLIES of one another and whoever of you allies himself with them becomes, verily, one of them; behold, God does not guide people who are injust."

* I couldn't sleep after that ( Moroccan translation) . It is really WRONG .

Anne-Marie Delcambre , French Orientalist ( a written Arabic Language scholar)

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