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in response to reader comment: Raqib's (Copernicus') heliocentric theory in the Koran!

Submitted by Raqib Ahmed Asif (Bangladesh), Dec 1, 2006 at 23:39

I have read the underlined phrases, and I agree it is very true. The underlined words are for the translator who had created confusion. See, the original Arabic verses of The Holy Qur?an kept unmolested from the day it has been revealed. Learn Quranic Arabic, you will understand its verses clearly. Qur?an is made easy for those who can speak and read Quranic Arabic.

Holy Bible, the New Testament we read today is the product of the Council of Nicea. Where Gospel Philip, Barnabas were rejected because it do not support the divinity of Christ, rather it say Christ is a messenger Of God. From the day of Council of Nicea to today the Bible has been re written approximately 100 to 140 times. Scholars like Shaikh Ahmed Deedat and Dr. Zakir Naik asked the Pope John Paul and Pope Benedict respectively to discuss Islam and Christianity in public or in mass, even in front of the whole world. But they rather want to discuss in private lobby of Vatican. Question arises, why the talk of faith should be behind the doors.

Dr. Maurice would not have written the book just by reading the translation,he read the Qur?an and understood its contents and then wrote the book. ?It was not until I had learnt Arabic and read the Qur'an in the original that I realised the precise meaning of certain verses. Only then did I make certain discoveries that were astounding. With my basic ideas on the Qur'an - which to begin with were inaccurate, just as those of most people in the West - I certainly did not expect to find in the text the statements that I in fact uncovered. With each new discovery, I was beset with doubt lest I might be mistaken in my translation or perhaps have provided an interpretation rather than a true rendering of the Arabic text.? .....Dr. Maurice.

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