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in response to reader comment: Our dear Amin agrees that the Qur'an has its share of foreign words! I smell a fatwa

Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Mar 17, 2012 at 22:50

"For the readers: the Qur'an claims to be a book written in pure Arabic"

Does it? Where?

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"This means that al-Tabari is claiming that the word asfara(n) is a Nabataen word (sic) right?"

I am glad you've come round. That really was a bit stupid wasn't it. You couldn't read Tabari - so invented what Tabari was saying...

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"1. The Qur'an has foreign words as per al-Tabari"

Quran has words whose origin wasn't Arabic. But "Nabatean" is the father language of Arabic. Its script became Arabic. So it is likely that most of Arabic was Nabatean at some stage. And only when it took separate identity... then became known as Arabic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabataeans#Language

Care for a read?

2. It means that the Quranic claim that it is Qurana 3Arabiyya (sic) it not true so who is the liar here?

And why isn't it true? It is rather OBVIOUS that Quran is Arabic.

3. It means that if you agree with al-Tabari then you are disagreeing with al-Qur"an right? you think that I should tell the nut cases in London that you our dear Amin is saying that the Qur'an has its share of foreign words? I smell a fatwa here

It has words whose origin is not Arabic. But why does that make them any less Arabic? No one has ever claimed that Arabic came from the heaves a fully formed language. It has a full history. Jeez! Another bogus attempt. Poor

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"So is the word Bism (sic) an acronym our dear Amin?"

Ahhhh... this is my greatest victory. The day attempted to translate some Arabic. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.

Of course BISM isn't an acronym. We have been through this one.

Submitting....

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