For Ibrahim Ali and the big bang theory in the Qur'an and the ancient Egyptian religion!
Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 15, 2007 at 06:51
My dear Ibrahim Ali rabina yusa3idak fi al-qira'a bil zabut Oh I forgot that you know no Arabic but sorry the Qur'an says that Islam is the religion of the Arabs and you ain't one.
>how did Muhammad translate that into Arabic
So you agree with me that this creation motif sounds very much like the big bang and that it makes more sense than the lame "tafteeq" of cloth of the Qur'an?Right?
But wait: Tsk...tsk...tsk...you are a careless reader my dear Ibrahim. Where did I say that Muahmmad the caravan raider and Arabian warlord plagiarized and then translated the creation motif from the ancient Egyptian religion? Let me help you: I did not. But more about this later.
Yes Muhammad and his Allah plagiarized many things in the confused book called al-Qur'an including the literature of the Syrians and the Greeks, and did not even get the stories correct and examples here would be:the story of Dhul Qarnain or "The Romance of Alexander" in Syriac and Greek literature and Ahl al-Kahf or the story of "The Seven sleepers of Ephesus" in the Syriac and Greek literature, and Muhammad had the audacity to call this work of fiction the word of the God of the universe. Shame.
As for translations: the Islamic tradtion tells us that Gabriel used to help in translating what Allah the Arabic speaking deity was saying when addressing prophets that did not speak Arabic. So if Gabriel did such a thing I can also see him translating Syriac, Greek or even the Egyptian language to our dear Muahmmad! What do you think our dear ibrahim?
See how the islamic tradition can come back to bite your likes?
As for you: you are out to spread the religion of the Arabs and you ani't an Arab, through the medium of Arabic a language that you do not know and in the process spread Arabian imperialsm...
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