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More Quranic disasters and blaming Gabriel!

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Submitted by Ben Othman (Malaysia), May 26, 2012 at 03:04

Mr Dhimmi no more,

You seemed to be in a feisty mood and in a hurry to expose your lack of Quranic knowledge, by your many so called exposure of mistakes in the Quran which are after all old issues settled hundreds of years ago when brought up , by your co religionists and orientalists. Anyway-with the kind permission of our nice blog owner, let us go to those 'moribund' issues one at a time.

Quran 66:12 The translation reads": And { We have propounded yet another parable of God-consciousness in the story of } MaryThe daughter of Imran, who guarded her chastity whereupon We breathed of Our spirit into that ( which was in her womb) , and who accepted the truth of her Sustainer's words and (thus) of His Revelations-and was of the truly devout.'

The above is a much misunderstood allegorical phrase.( by mufassirin and orientalists alike ) This expression, used here with reference to Mary's( peace be upon her ) conception of Jesus,9peace be upon him ) has been widely and erroneously interpreted as relating specifically to Jesus's ( peace be upon him ) birth. As a matter of fact,the Quran uses the SAME EXPRESSION in three different places with reference to the creation of man in general; namely ;

15:29 "And when I have proportioned him and BREATHED into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration."

38:72 "So when I have proportioned him and BREATHED into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration."

32:9 "Then He proportioned him and BREATHED into him from His [created] soul and made for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful."

In particular the passage of the last quoted phrase ( 32; 7-9 ) makes it abundantly clear r that God " breathes His Spirit into every human being.THE BREATHING OF THE SPIRIT INTO THE BODY SIGNIFIES THE ENDOWING IT WITH LIFE.

As for the description of Mary (peace be upon her ) as "allati ahsanat farjaha" –IDIOMATICALLY denoting " One who guarded her chastity/honour ( lit. her private parts ) It is to be borne in mind that the term "Ihsan"-(lit;(one's ) being fortified against any danger or evil-has the tropical meaning of "abstinence from what is unlawful or reprehensible and especially from illicit sexual intercourse and is applied to a man as well as a woman. Thus, for this instance, the terms " muhsan" and " muhsanat " are used elsewhere in the Quran to describe respectively a man or a woman who is fortified " by marriage against unchastity " Hence, the expression 'allati ahsanat farjaha' in 66:12 with reference to Mary,( peace be upon her ) is but to STRESS her outstanding chastity and complete abstinence in thought as well as in deeds, from anything unlawful or morally reprehensible—in other words a rejection of the calumny referred to in

4:156 "And [We cursed them] for their disbelief and their saying against Mary a great slander,

And obliquely in 19:27-28 "Then she brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, "O Mary,( peace be upon her ) you have certainly done a thing unprecedented" O sister of Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste."-that the birth of Jesus (Peace be upon him )was the result of an "illicit union"

Dhimmi no more, --- there is an adage that two persons of different mindsets and behaviour will view things differently e,g an unguarded rich man's house ; to a robber it as opportunity to rob while a good neighbor will view it as an opportunity to help his fellow community member. Likewise-a person with minds so much corrupted by pornography will only interpret words and situations in accordance with his pornographic tainted brains and eyes. You are one of them.


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