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Submitted by Sumaiya A. (Saudi Arabia), Aug 19, 2006 at 17:23

From Richard the lionheart: “the Quran is speaking of a human being who traveled to the place of the setting of the sun.”

"Until when he reached THE PLACE WHERE THE SUN SET, he found IT GOING DOWN INTO a black sea, and found by it a people..." from the Quran

The speech used here is figurative, not literal. The word 'balagha' doesn’t literally mean 'arrival' or to 'come'. The only English analogy I can think of here is the phrase 'get out of my face'. It would be absurd to take it literally.

The words ‘yudrik’ and ‘adraka’ are the words used when expressing the actual arrival of something or someone at a specific point.

Before you try to interpret the Quran, I suggest you go learn classical Arabic.

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