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So what is the plural of the word people?One more gem from our dear Shakeel

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: RE:Our dear Shakeel and his bogus translation of Q21:107

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 21, 2007 at 20:07

Your wrote another gem and that is

>First there is a mistake in your English you used the word "peoples" actually it is people

ROTFL. Bogus. May be in Urdu but not in Arabic (the word 3Alam means world or people and the plural is 3aalameen or worlds or peoples and Pickthall was correct is using the word peoples here for al-3aalameen.. Now do you get it?) And if you would have been smart enough you would have checked the word people and its plural peoples and for this see Websters II page 871 and you will find the following:

>People a body of persons living in the same country under one gevernment:NATIONALITY, plural: peoples"

How come you did not know that? And why do you pontificate about a grammar issue in a language that is not your first language without consulting a dictionary? The Arabs call this behaviour: Fahlawa!

Do you think that may be you shoud stick to urdu grammar and stay away from Arabic and English grammar? What do you think ya ayuha al-fahlawi al-kabeer? And you know what? this is indeed the Arabic definition of the word al-nas and the word al-3alam when one is talking about "the people."

But more damaging to your case is that your pal Pichkthall used the word "the peoples" plural of people that is and he was very correct!


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