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The Quranic disaster and Christmas and it seems that our dear Ben Othman must be really Christian! Mazel Tov

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 3, 2012 at 10:51

For the readers: there is no doubt that the Qur'an has a significant Syrian Christian layer in it that is non Trinatarian and it is no more than the old Syro-Arabic Christianity that was the religion of the Arab tribes in Mesopotamia and the Syrian desert before the rise of what was to become islam

And this time i will go after surat al-qadr or Q97 and this is indeed a very puzzling sura as the leading word in it or al-qadr القدر has no clear meaning (and if Ianus is reading this this is how the ulama decided about the names of the individual suras by selecting a catchy word and is this case it is al-qadr and this activity can be dated to the 3rd century of islam which is more evidence that the Qur'an could not have been canonized before the 3rd century)

1. We are told that these opaque allusions are about the claim that the Qur'an was revealed in Ramadan and the day is the 27th of the month

2. But the thing is you will not find the word ramadan in the sura

3. and you will not find the day 27th in the sura

4. you will not find the word Qur'an in the sura

5. you will not find the word Muhammad in the sura

6. the word salam, as has been pointed out by Richard Bell long time ago, means in this aya peace which is an unusual meaning for the word in the Qur'an and why is that unless it has something to do with the Nativity

7. the word al-qadr does not have a clear meaning and indeed it was a puzzle to the ulama but this did not stop them from telling us that it means power or al-quwa

8. And if indeed the roh in the sura is Gabriel as the ulama tell us this is very unusual as it seems that we are told that it was only Gabriel that was present and revealing the Qur'an to Muhammad and not in the company of angels as it says in the sura

So you know that the ulama had no clue what this opaque sura is really saying and the exegesis about being about the Qur'an being revealed to Muhammad is indeed very late

Now Christoph Luxenberg offers a very different reading for the sura and this is based on the real meaning of the word al-qadr which must be read as the Syriac ܩܘܕܪܬ or qudrat which means destiny and the night of destiny is Syrian Christianity is really the Nativity!

So he reads it as follows (see Guilot's translation)

1. we caused him (the infant Jesus) to decend on the night of destiny (laylat al-qadr)

2. what do you know concerning the night of destiny is

3. the night of destiny (of the star of nativity) is more beneficial than a thousand vigils

4. the angels (accompanied by) the Spirit with the permission of their lord caused all sorts of hymns to come down to that place

5. This 9the night with these hymns) is peace until the break of down

And indeed Luxenberg unlocks the meaning of this strange sura

et voila Christmas in the Qur'an

Anyone interested in the original article by Luxenberg you will find it in his enquetes sur l'islam en hommage a Antoine Moussali Paris Desclee de Brouwer 2004 and for the German original see Weinhnachten im koran, in streit um den koran die luxenberg debatte standpunkte und hintergrunde 2nd ed., ed. Christoph Burgmer Berlin Schiller 2004 pp 35ff

So you see our dear Ben Othman it seems that islam is no more than a Chistian sect

Than congratulations our dear Ben Othman but you are really a Christian and you are free from islam and Arabian imperialism

What a disaster

 
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