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Avoid 'cursory reviews' of the Quran please

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in response to reader comment: Can There Be ANY Doubt???

Submitted by Fazhil (Proud Muslim) (South Africa), Jun 2, 2010 at 06:04

Dear Don,

It is at best unscholarly for one to do a 'cursory review' of the Quran (like you said you did) and put a conclusion in writting that therein are the foundations of hatred and intolerance in Islamic religious curricululum.

The Quran cannot be understood and its message appreciated by merely reading a ranslation of its sentences in English. All the English translations of the Quran i have seen even have a disclaimer that the words and phrases used are only the closest comparison in the English language that the translator's vocabulary could afforf him and do not necessarily capture the true and deepest message of Allah (SWT) as expressed in the richer Arabic language.

I therefore implore you to distance yourself from cursory reviews of the Quran and making a writing based on the same. It is embarrassing. There are detailed translations with commentary about the circumstances under which individual verses were revealed, additional Haddiths and alternative expressions in the English Language by scholars like Ibn Kathir (published in a total of 12 volumes) which if read with a sincere intention to seek the truth with lead you to the conclusion that what CAIR and others are doing is lay the truth bare.

I pray that Allah grants us all knowledge of the full truth.


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