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Syriac in the Qur'an and what does it mean

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 13, 2012 at 17:33

Dr. Pipes

I must disagree with Robert Spencer. The Qur'an is full of Syriac and foreign words not just in the Meccan suras but also in those Suras "revealed" In Medina

Case in point is surat al-ikhlas the word ahad is really not an Arabic word but a Syriac/ Hebrew word and I understand that Luxenberg believes that the word al-samad is also a Syriac word and notice that Surat al-fatiha which is anti-Jewish (and this was one way to tell if a sura is from Medina or Mecca) but it still is regarded as a Meccan sura and why is that? also check Q53 or surat al-nijm where you have what I would regard as a poem then all of a sudden we have this strange Q53:32 which was very different from the reast of the sura and this is why it is now regarded as a Median aya and why is that? the answer is clear there is difference is style in the Qur'an but no one has a clue about the why

The ulama had no clue not back then or now what is that split in the Qur'an all about


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