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in response to reader comment: 80% Muslims don't understand Quran!

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jun 10, 2012 at 04:43

Mr Ismail writes:

"I agree that most Muslims don't understand Arabic, which is a disaster. "

Why is it a disaster? Isn't it clear enough for anyone to understand, regardless of the language it is written it? Language is just a convention to convey meaning. The Bible for example suffers from no such complication. Except for muslims of course. BTW, the request still remains for any learned muslims like yourself to rewrite the Bible into a tome that is palatable for muslims. Non-muslims are always told how corrupt the Bible and Torah are - yet no one is doing anything about it. All the offensive bits and corruption and errors need to be removed . Muslims are in complete agreement as to where the errors are, aren't they? Otherwise it will always' seem like they are just shooting their mouths off without any justification. Not that that in itself is so unusual.

"But how many Christians understand the language of Christ (pbuh) and the bible (original version)?"

Very few Christians would be able to read and write Hebrew - the language of the Torah (Old Testament) . Neither is it necessary to be able to read first century Aramaic , the language that Christ spoke. Neither is there any requirement to know Greek, the language the New Testament was written in. A Bible in Russian contains the same meaning as one in English or one in Arabic. The message is clear - that is the whole point.

We could ask people on this blog who may have read the Bible or parts thereof in non-English languages.


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