Skip to comments.The Quran: Misinterpreted, Mistranslated, and Misread (written in Aramaic, not Arabic...big diff!)
Posted on 05/19/2006 12:17:00 PM PDT by Dark Skies
For the first time in history, a book is written to provide information on the Aramaic language of the Qur'an. For over fourtheen centuries, Muslims have been told erroneously that the language of the Qur'an is Arabic.
The Eastern Syriac dialect of Aramaic is dominant in the Quran, and many chapters are borrowed from the Hebrew Bible, but were misinterpreted by Muslim commentators.
Not understanding the Aramaic language of the Quran, and not being familiar with the development of its revelations, Muslim commentators rendered erroneous interpretations to the book. Such erroneous interpretations led to the rise of Islamic fundamentalists, like Usama Bin Laden and other Islamic terrorist organizations.
Erroneous interpretations of the Quran caused a huge gap between Islam and other civilizations, mainly the West. The gap is apparent in religious, social, political, and economic development.
The Aramaic language of the Quran calls for the treatment of women with decency. In Aramaic, the Quran does not command women to cover their faces. It does not state that men are guardians over women.
Muslim commentators state that there are virgin women in heaven with sexy eyes waiting for men who engage in Jihad. The Aramaic language of the Quran does not imply that at all. The Quranic verse says: there is water and white raisins.
According to the Aramaic language of the Quran, Jesus is united with God. The Aramaic language implies that Jesus is anointed and deliverer; he raised the dead and cured the blind. The Quran calls him the Messiah.
God of Israel Yahweh is mentioned in the Quran, but interpreted erroneously by Muslim commentators. Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad was carried out, in a night journey, from the Mosque at Mecca to the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. In Aramaic, the Quranic verse has a different meaning; it says that during the night, Allah bestowed his blessings on his servant. In addition, the trip to Jerusalem could not have happened because the Al-Aqsa Mosque did not exist during the life of the Prophet; it was built more than seventy years after the death of the Prophet.
Aramaic is not only the dominant language of the Quran; it is the language of the Quran, without which the Quran can never be understood. Every single verse of Quran is written in the Aramaic language.
Gabriel Sawma is a lawyer with emphasis on International Law http://www.gabrielsawma.blogspot.com. Professor of Aramaic, and a recognized authority on Islam. He is expert on the Aramaic influence on the Quran and on Biblical Hebrew. Speaks, reads, and writes Arabic, Aramaic, and Hebrew. Authored many articles on the Aramaic language,
However, if there is any substance to this claim that the koran should be interpreted from the Aramaic instead of Arabic...and if the interpretations provided by this author are indeed true, it should make for a very interesting discussion among muslims.
Sounds like a muzzie version of a Da Vinci Code plot.
I don't think you're going to convince the Fundamentalists of this.
Here is the author's site...
It'll be interesting to see if this claim can gain any traction with anyone.
I'd be very careful with accepting this too, but if so it's interesting. Heck, we have the same problem just between King James' formal english and modern english.
Awful, terrible, awesome, wondrous...
Let, allowed, permitted, commanded...
Now, THAT is funny!
Ping for later.
The Gospel of Judas for the Muslims. Kewl.
The biggest irony of all is that the people in this world who are the most familiar with the Aramaic language are Jewish religious scholars - due to the fact that large parts of the Talmud are written in Aramaic.
It'd be interesting to see a Translation of the Koran into Aramaic, with the Arabic meaning on the facing page, and commentary of what the differences are. Of course, anyone putting out that book would automatically be targetted for death by the "Religion of Peace," but it would be interesting nonetheless.
I can here a collective "Woopsie" from all the nut job extremists over this story....
Cult - Evil - Barbaric - AntiChrist - HellonEarth - IranianHitler - FunnyCartoons - HeadCoppers - BombsMadeOfChildren - Haters
Described here are rather significant "mistranslations." This can be easily verified using original sources (or trusted copies).
Ha ha! First FR laugh of the day.
"Aramaic is not only the dominant language of the Quran; it is the language of the Quran, without which the Quran can never be understood. Every single verse of Quran is written in the Aramaic language. "
Gosh. Every and Muslim scholar and average joe thought they were reading something in Arabic and were wrong?
The good news is they can now realize they are bilingual!
The bad news is there will be no more Mel Gibson movies in Aramaic to get bit parts in.
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