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Michael: Nothing is ever simple and the Syriac word ܨܶܡܕܳܐ Part two

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 4, 2018 at 06:44

Hi Michael,

This might be a surprise to some readers, but the Qur'an helps in explaining who is really the God of Christianity and what is really the Trinity. However, Muhammad was a poor theologian and plagiarist and the end result is a literary disaster Still we can find the nuggets of gold even in a literary disaster

>explains that "echad" COULD mean "unified"; therefore if God wanted us to believe that God is NOT a "composite unity", He would have used "yachid" instead. Isn't it marvellous, that Trinitarians alone understand the deep thoughts of the Almighty (One/ Bunch of)?

Well, we have to get into Arabic again. The main doctrine in Islam is التوحيد or al-Tawhid (a word that is not even mentioned in the Qur'an). However, the meaning of the word التوحيد is: To unify Here is an example: The United States of America in Arabic is الولايات المتحدة الامريكية or al-Wilayat al-Mutahida al-Amrekiya where the word Mutahida (from the same root as Tawhid) means united

So the Islamic word Tawhid is either wrong (BTW oneness in Arabic is really وحدانية or Wehdaniya) or Muhammad really meant Allahu al-Samad in Q112:2 or Allah the bundle which means that the Qur'an indeed confirms the Trinity

Why is reading the Qur'an is so important? Because the Qur'an really explains what Syro-Arabic non Trinitarian Christianity was about and the Arabs indeed inherited the profound the Syriac fathers' understanding of Christianity eg: St Ephram al-Siryani

BTW: Luxenberg believes that the word Samada or bundle/unified has the same meaning in Hebrew. I have not checked it in a Hebrew dictionary.

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