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So much for the eloquent Qur'an and this time the disaster called iltifat

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 18, 2012 at 12:51

Our dear Abd al-Rahman whose Coptic ancestors were and still are brutalized by Islam amd Muslims i'm sure that you must be aware of the big time disaster called al-iltifat and this is from an old post of mine

This embarrassing literary phenomenon is called iltifat or التفات

1 - مصدر التفتَ إلى / التفتَ بـ / التفتَ عن .
2 - ( بلاغة ) انتقال مفاجئ أثناء الكلام إلى مخاطبة شخص أو شيء حاضر أو غائب .

Which really means the sudden change in the subject and object in a sentence and this is indeed a very embarrassing Quranic problem and this is why it is very often that the Qur'an does not make any sense and here is an example

If we read Q4:3 it says

وان خفتم الا تقسطوا في اليتامى

Which means and if you fear that you cannot deal fairly (the word Qist is a loan word from Constantine or so we are told that he delivered justice but I will leave it to another occasion) with the orphans

Well the question is what would one do if one is to be afraid not to deliver justice to orphans and this is what one except to be in the second part of the sentence

Oh do not hold your breath and let us read the rest of the verse

فأنكحوا ماطاب لكم من النساء مثنى وثلاث ورباع

or and have sex (marry) with the women that seem good to you two three or four

Wow If you or I would write such poor sentence we will get an F

I suspect that logic would dictate that the rest of the sentence would have been something like then do not adopt

So you can see that there is a total switch in the subject (the orphans in the first part of the sentence and women in the second part of this rather poor sentence) and in the object (in the first part is to do justice and in the second part is to have sex/marry the women that pleases you)

So much for the eloquent Qur'an

The only explanation for this very strange phenomenon is that more likely than not is who ever put the Qur'an stitched literary texts that we do not have now and some of these texts had literary lacunas and this is why we have this disjointed sentence

I will be waiting for your answer our dear abd al-rahman with great anticipation

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