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General Issues / Questions / Bakka/Mecca
« on: December 15, 2014, 03:10:36 AM »
Salam/Peace,

Just to share my understanding for the benefit of others.

I used to believe that Bakka and the Restricted Sanctuary were one in the same.

My understanding after much study is that they are two distinct locations.

Bakkah = Jerusalem (the site of the first sanctuary established for the people and the location of Abraham's test)

Restricted Temple/Restricted Sanctuary = Mecca (the site of the second temple and the location of Lot as well as many events mentioned in the Quran)

Mecca was destroyed by a meteor shower, from which the black stone of the Kaaba is taken.

The sanctuary/temple of Mecca was a stopping point for Pilgrims and is an acceptable site for making the animal sacrifice for those who cannot continue the journey.

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Not sure why there is a lot of mental acrobatics to twist this verse into something it is not...

The command is clear: Bani Israel were told to kill themselves for their action. They refused, so God killed them and resurrected them to prove His point...Simple and clear.

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Re: Contradiction in 22:18?
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:23:09 AM »
Salam,

No contradiction.

The word "man" does not encompass "all". To do that, it would need the prefix "kul" (see 19:93 for clarification).

Regards,

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Salam all,

I have uploaded the latest revision of "The Qur'an - A Monotheist Translation" in the link below.

Kindly review if you have any comments/observations that can be factored in before the revised file is sent to the publisher this Monday.

http://free-minds.org/sites/default/files/quran.pdf

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Salam / Peace,

Sorry for my delayed response.

The Monotheist Translation has been a work in progress for over 10 years now with constant amendments/improvements when errors or misinterpretations have been detected - I would ask that the rhetoric be toned down as we are servants of the Almighty until the day we die (God willing).
 
I have looked into the matter and the argument of the translation of 29:29 being inaccurate does hold water.

The word "sexually" and "highway robbery" are indeed in error.

I would amend to "You approach the males, and you sever the way, and you bring vice into your place." But the only response from his people was to say: "Bring us the retribution of God, if you are being truthful!

P.S. to show you how easy it is to make an error, you used the word "God" in your suggested translation which is not in the Arabic text.

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General Issues / Questions / Re: Rest in peace James Foley
« on: August 22, 2014, 02:11:44 AM »
ISIS, like Alqadea before it, is more a Western creation than a Sunni one.

The US needs enemies to get public support for its military action - ISIS is the new reason to get back into Iraq and stop the liberation of the country at the hands of the ex-military, tribes, and baathists.

At the time of the Yazeedi media frenzy people were clamoring over each other for military action in Iraq 'to help the poor Yazeedies on mt Sinjar'. That US operations have expanded to attack areas liberated inside Ninveh and Tikrit does not seem to phase anyone - and, just in case support was getting soft, here is a Nick Berg style execution (including the same orange prison suit) showing the evil ISIS to ensure there will be no objection as the military operations expand further.

Lets pls always remember 49:6.

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Archeology & History / Re: People of Noah
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:48:15 AM »
Peace,

I am saying:

1 Sana = 365 days
1 Aam = Variable (it is whatever the people are using as a count for their calendar year)

My reasoning for the people of Noah was that, due to the numbers used, their "Aam" was a 19 year solar cycle.


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Archeology & History / People of Noah
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:53:53 AM »
Peace,

Just a thought. The calendar mentioned for Noah's people (1,000 years less 50 calendar years) teaches us that their year cycle was longer than a normal luni-solar year.

If we work out "x" in the equation: Time spent = 1,000- (50 * "x"), then the maximum number that can be used is "19".

Therefore, Noah spent 1,000 - 950 = 50 years amongst his people.

What is interesting is that the 19 year cycle, known also as the "Metonic Cycle", is a perfect mathematical fit of the lunar and solar cycles (the new moon comes back to the same solar day every 19 years).

I would also add that, the description of Noah's peoples gods describes a Sphinx (Lion, Steed, and Eagle).

Using the above data should help archeology pinpoint some of the remnants of this lost civilization.

My own view is that the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza - completely out of place and time for the Pharonic dynasty - are the remnants of this lost/drowned civilization.

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General Issues / Questions / Articles
« on: February 01, 2014, 02:09:38 AM »
Peace,

If you are aware of any articles dealing with Islam that belong on this site, kindly post the link or article to this thread.

Regards,

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