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surah tawbah verse 30

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Submitted by mr x (Australia), Jan 1, 2007 at 10:17

Hi

The matter here is how the language an how certain phrases were used back in the pre quranic era.Originally arabs used the expression may god destroy you in the sense of a direct imprecation but already in the pre quranic arabic it had assumed the character of an idiomatic device meant to circumscribe anything that is ectremely strange or horrifying and accordingly to many philologists this rather than its literal meaning is the purport of this phrase (reference manar x,399)

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