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Translation of Q8:67

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 25, 2007 at 06:44

Hi Plato

In regard to Q8:67 it says

wa ma kana linabiyyun ina yakuna lahu asraaii hata yathkhun fi al-arad

Or: and there was no for a prophet that he takes captives until he kills/slaughters in the land

Yes the synatx is a little bit confused but you get the meaning. But notice that the aya does not mention the name of Muhammad ( do not ever assume that the person addressed in the Qur'an is Muhammad as we just do not know and if you assume you are not any better than Muslims in reagrd to reading this opaque revelation called the Qur'an) and also notice the issue of nabi/rasul and the word nabi is used in this aya and it is reserved for Biblical "prophets" and yes Muhammad is called al-rasul al-nabi al-ummi or that he is the rasul who follows the line of the Biblical anbiya (pl. for nabi) and the word ummi here would mean: gentile or non-Jewish, and no, it does not mean uneducated, so the author could very well be talking about a biblical prophet! And only allahua3lam! So much for the this opaque revelation called the Qur'an.

Now stay tuned for a translation of Q 17:16


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