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Biden and In Sha' Allah or ان شاء الله and mangling the Arabic language syntax by non Arabs!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 2, 2020 at 11:31

Dr Pipes,

Biden, the great "austere religious scholar" of the Arabic language and Islam and the hadith ( as you shall see below) uttered this unintelligible sentence in the first debate: "When? Insha'Allah!?"

The Islamic term ان شاء الله means: If Allah is willing. Insha' here is past tense but read it as present tense. And this is what it mean in the above response by Biden: "When? If Allah is willing?" This means that if you wait for Allah's will it will never happen could it be because there is no Allah or Allah is not omnipotent or did Gabriel speak to Biden too and he knows it will never happen? Or may be Biden was making fun of Allah? So which one is it?

And this is why my advise to him: Never use a foreign expression in a foreign language unless you can speak, read and write, in this case Arabic. And never believe tablighees when it comes to the Arabic language.

More disasters? The author of the article consults not an Arabic speaker but some guy that works for the NYT (so much for inclusion and diversity) who tells us that in this case ان شاء الله means "yeah never going to happen."!

Absolute nonsense this only comes from a guy whose command of Arabic is zero and who needs to stick to Urdu

Here is the article:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/30/politics/biden-inshallah-trump-debate-intl/index.html

I urge your readers not to vote for Biden or we will have the Muslim Brotherhood advising him!

PS: I believe this is the hadith that Biden quoted and it is about how an Arabian illiterate man knew so much epidemiology. But what his Muslim advisor did not tell him that the part of the hadith not included in the text is a disaster and here from an old post:

"So Muslims are telling us about Muhammad and his knowledge of medicine and pandemics (even Biden regurgitated a hadith in-order to prove that Muhammad was a wise man and knew his epidemiology!) and there are many Ahadith in the link below about the claim that Allah loves العطس or sneezing and hates التثاءوب or yawning and in a hadith we are told that Muhammad said:

فاذا تثاءب احدكم فليمسك على فيه

This can be rendered as; If one of you yawn then he must cover his mouth.

And now we hear every tablighee and his cousin telling us: This is a miracle and how can a 7th century illiterate Arab provide such wisdom and knowledge that can prevent Covid-19 from spreading alhamdulliah

Notice that Muhammad does not mention that we should cover the nose and even the eyes (glasses)

because the nasal mucosa as well as the conjunctivae can be entry points for the virus. I wonder why Muhammad did not mention either one. But, do not expect Tablighees to have an answer.

What they do not tell us is that Muhammad utters this disaster to explain to his followers why they have to cover their mouths when they yawn:

So this is the rest of the hadith: فان الشيطان يدخله

This can be rendered as: (If you yawn then cover your mouth) because Satan will enter your mouth (if you do not cover it)!

So much for Muhammad and his epidemiology!

https://sunnah.com/adab/40

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"yeah, never going to happen.":

As someone who lived for three years in Egypt, I agree that this is one use of in sha' Allah.

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