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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Salah Ali: Philosophy is wasted on me. Koran translations are a waste too

Submitted by Salah Ali (Norway), Sep 22, 2009 at 04:24

Perish the hands of the Father of Flame! Perish he! No profit to him from all his wealth, and all his gains! Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of Blazing Flame! His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood - As fuel!- A twisted rope of palm-leaf fibre round her (own) neck!

This verse for example reads differently in Arabic. (The crackling wood) is a metaphor of swidling and conspiracy. You do not go to the trees to get logs in the night (hatibu layl). Palm-leaf fibre is also metaphoric meaning the bad deeds she did with her husband will cling to her in the after life.

Man is not animal. The fine energy of talent won in life lasts with him. Qura'n is not understood but by its very misunderstanding it penetrates the heart. Again, I stress ALL TRANSLATIONS ARE DIFFERENT BOOKS. I stop here and there on worldly points in the Qur'an but still, it is not a man's work. The Schiller carol can place you above yourself. so is the Qur'am. Why then when I read the qur'an I feel so secure and powerful. It creates an alterego of pure force and continuity. But again, I stress, ARABIC ARABIC , The Qur'an is ARABIC and non-Arab Moslems only appreciate voice and ut's by listening that they are attracted. Why don't you listen to the Qur'an recited by Abdulbasit Abdul Samad on Youtube, and get this sense. I read Al-Fatiha and I feel immune, powerful. It is sweet to read it and it is (point of view) that is MAN who speaks through the consciousness of an Almighty power that is God. Islamic mysticism can provide you with so many explanation. But again language will always remain a barrier! Muhammad was wise, kind and had a mind of nation building he was a bit severe occasionally but there is something in the dialogue of power and eternity. Of timelessness and the ability to live the words to essences. Read William Blake, William Butler Yeats. Why you insist on sacrificing vision? And Allah (blessed be He the Master of the Worlds) is nearer to you than anything else. I with all grounds and proposition against God, cannot accept to be an animal, or to be a transitional light between two hypothetical points: The absolute past and the absolute future. (Allahu noor alsamawati wal Ard. mathalu noorihi kamisbahin almisbahu fi zujajatin al zujajatu ka'annaha kawkabun dhuriyun yakhruju min shajaratin mubarakatin ...noorun ala noor, yahdi Allahu linorihi man yasha') ... From Noor Surah. No way to make you understand...vision are not hats to be borrowed....


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