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Submitted by Taj (United States), Oct 13, 2008 at 05:52

Infidel:

quoting various translations of a quranic verse is not an exercise in context. By context, one should read, for example, 9:5 as part of a larger statement, beginning with 9:1 and ending at 9:16. By stripping out one verse from this overall section, you omit the quranic context. Additionally, by citing various commentary (tafsir) you also gain an understanding of the specific event(s) historically that these verses pertain to - an understanding which will alleviate you of ignorant generalizing of this quranic verse that Muslims themselves do not partake in...

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