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6464, Alright, now tell me...
Posted by DeRayeMustafa, Wed Nov-13-02 07:37 AM
....when was that Surah revealed? What was the situation between Prophet Muhammad and the Meccans at that point in history? If you don't know, then really you are in no position to interepret the Qur'an. If you didn't know, the Qur'an is not one big collection of thoughts and sayings compiled as a do's and don't manual for Muslims. Some parts of the Qur'an were revealed because of a certain issue that was of concern at the time. I really don't expect non-muslims to understand the Qur'an when they can't even understand their own holy books, but I just want to say that every english translation you see of the Qur'an isn't going to explain the essence of Islam for you or to you. It goes so much deeper than that.

Really, the English tranliteration is just that. It isn't even the Qur'an in the literal sense. The only Qur'an that is the Qur'an is that of the Arabic tongue. The Qur'an has some words that there aren't any english equivilant, so when you try to interpret the Qur'an and the religion of Islam based on you already fallible translation or tranliteration, you fail, therefore its not even worth trying to fight or discredit Islam or the Qur'an because your info is faulty. Ask a Muslim. Ask an Imam. Beware of your own judgement and intelligence or that of the media, because in the end you will be wrong.
Ramadan Mubarak!