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Hudna and 'Ahd revisited

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 15, 2020 at 18:18

In-order to understand Islam, we have to understand what does the Qur'an say in just about any topic. And if we cannot find the answers in the Qur'an which is more likely than not, we have to resort to al-Ahadith. And yes al-Ahadith have their own serious problems from the bizarre (Camel's urine can cure all diseases) to the funny the likes of Muslims can wipe their rear ends by using only three stones! Why not 4? you will never know.

So we are stuck with the Qur'an and the author of the book that tells us it is a Kitab Mubin (clear book) when it is far from the truth.

Here is an example of the fact that Muslims have no clue what the Qur'an is really saying and it is Q2:207 and here is a word that puzzled the early Mufasereen the likes of al-Tabari (see the link below) and he wrote many pages trying to explain what the word means and the word is يشرِي or may be يشرِى. If we check tafsir Ibn Kathir you will discover that the tafsir is no more than 1/2 page because al-Tabari went one more step and pontificated about the meaning of the word et voila we have the meaning! Bizarre? But this is Islam.

Here is the word as edited by al-Tabari يشرِي or Yashri which really has no meaning. There is a Semitic root Sh-R-Y and the word يشتري or Yashtari or he buys. So al-Tabari tells us that the odd word يشرِي really means
يبيع or Yabi' or he sells! Why would Allah not select a perfect Arabic word that means يبيع or he sells and select a strange word like يشرِي? We will never know.

More disasters? Notice in the link that at 19 seconds of the video you will be able to view the word in the Quranic text and it is the 4th word from the right side of the text and it is written as: يشرِى Or: Ya, Sheen, Ra with a kasra and Alif Maksura! However, this word cannot be pronounced. And here is the reason: The letter Ya in Arabic is ي notice the 2 dots under the slope. Now compare it with the title of the video where the word has an Alif Maksura not a Ya and here is the morphology of the Alif Maksura ى ! Yes it looks like a Ya but it does not have the two dots under the slope. And yes Alif Maksura is from Syriac Alif and it is ܐ.

Now if you check the title of the video the author of the video uses the correct spelling of the word and it is يشرِي

Here is the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58he9aXBGVQ

This really means that the author of the video is either careless or ignorant. However, we have no clue what the word Yashri really means not back then or now. We know what al-Tabari have told us what it means.

Here is the link to al-Tabari's exegesis

https://quran.ksu.edu.sa/tafseer/tabary/sura2-aya207.html

Now, compare it with the short tafsir of Ibn Kathir

https://quran.ksu.edu.sa/tafseer/katheer/sura2-aya207.html

Why is this important? Because in the case of Surat Muhammad 35 we know what the Quranic text really says. So we can understand what Hudna and 'Ahd really mean and that a Hudna and 'Ahd of 1400 years ago they are still the same today. And thank God we did not have to deal with a verse that has a word or words with no clear meaning

I still have not changed my mind. Israel should accept the deal but be ready and never be weak

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