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Surat al-Rahman: A short Summary

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 16, 2022 at 07:13

Dr. Pipes,

This concludes my recent exploration of Surat al-Rahman and this was my response to a reader about what is Surat al-Rahman is all about.

This Sura is very typical of the Quranic text. It has its share of strange grammar/syntax, words that have no clear meaning, foreign words, variant traditions, spelling of Arabic words that is different from Classical Arabic , and traditions that are not clear and not well developed.

The Jews and Christians believed that the authors of their books were men/women inspired by God through Shakina, and the word is also Quranic (Sakina) but the Persian Mufasereen could not understand the meaning of the word Sakina and this is why the Islamic claim that the Qur'an is the Word of their God is rather strange with such literary problems that the Qur'an has as was proven in Surat al-Rahman.

Dr. Pipes, thank you very much


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