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More bogus Arabic from our tablighee friend Shakeel

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: RE:To dhimmi and Plato: Arabic translations

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 22, 2007 at 07:42

Check page 60A in Hans Wehr dictioanry

bashar: mankind, human

This is what the word bashar means however i would add and womankind. And may be in Urdu there is a difference between the words humanity and mankind but not in Arabic. Your claim is bogus

Shame on you for wasting our time.

So here is one more time

1. al-nas means the people.

2. al-3aalam means the people/world and the plural or peoples/worlds is al-3aalameen

3. al-bashar means mankind or humanity if you wish

4. al-roh means the spirit/soul

5. al-nafs means soul/self/spirit

Now feel free to prove me wrong.


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