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When the Quran Spoke English

Society & Culture  (tags: interesting, history, translation, Quran, Koran )

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The first English translation of the Quran appeared in London in 1733. The translator, Sale, translated from an Ottoman manuscript version. Jefferson owned a copy - used to swear in the first Muslim member of Congress. An interesting history ...

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Teresa W. (763)
Monday February 10, 2014, 8:45 am

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday February 10, 2014, 8:46 am
Thanks for posting

Justin Vale (13)
Monday February 10, 2014, 9:12 am
every day i come to this site i learn something new.
and today's learning was this.
thank you very much.

David C. (25)
Monday February 10, 2014, 12:59 pm
well, some shi..ngs would better have remained un-translated

"The Noble[sic(k)!] Qur'an"
fear ! ... fear !! ... fear !!!
fear Allah...fear...and fear... !!!
2.223 Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish...
4 ...fear...fear...fear...fear...merciful...Allah is ever...Merciful...Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful...Merciful...Merciful... (56) Indeed, those who disbelieve in Our verses - We will drive them into a Fire. Every time their skins are roasted through We will replace them with other skins so they may taste the punishment. ...Merciful...
(PS: i checked several translations. some are worse. there's slightly different numberings)
I will cut you off from the peoples, and remove you from the lands. I will destroy you, and thus you shall know that I am the LORD.
-- Ezechiel 25
CAN you get any more psychopathic ?

Evelyn B. (59)
Monday February 10, 2014, 2:57 pm
Any religious text can be cut & quoted out of context, used to prove intolerance. The abuse lies in the user - not in the text. Be it Islam, Christianity, Judaism ..... Islam is no more a religion of fear than the others ... indeed, it has more tolerance than does the Old Testament (or the way certain people use the New Testament ...)
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