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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Hoor = Virgin of Paradise. Nymph. (Note: Has Pious Meaning, Not Slovenly.)

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 27, 2009 at 17:30

I forgot to mention that there is an Arabic language root HWR the most important stem in it is Hiwar or to debate/ discuss (Form III) but we also have the stem from HWR where we have the word hawar (hah with a fatha and a waw with a fatha and reh with a sukun) which means: white poplar or basil or marked contrast between the color of the cornea and the iris and it is not the color of the conjunctiva or the white part of the eye or about having big eyes.

Now the Quranic word is HUR is as follows: hah with a damma waw with a sukun and a reh with a kasra so as you can see it is not the same word and still the structure of the sentence HUR 3AYN is very strange. And even if we use the word hawar instead of hur we are left with no object in the sentence or We wed them to marked contrast between the iris and the cornea eye. If the sentence would have been (again assuming that the Ulama read the correct rasm)

wa zawwajunaahum biHURI 3IYN

Then it does not make any lingusitic or grammatical sense

Now if it : wa zawwajunaahum bi nisa'in lahum 3uyuun hawra'

Or: we wed them to women that have eyes that have a sharp contrast between the color of the iris and the cornea

A real mouthful but it would make sense

So much for the book of Allah


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