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reading the Quran

Discussion in 'Sacred Texts, Folklore, and Mythology' started by syo, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. syo

    syo Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I started reading the Quran. So far, I think it's one of the greatest books ever written! It's beautiful!
     
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  2. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Well done, it is deed an epic. I find it much like the Old Testament in its style.

    Regards Tony
     
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  3. syo

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    I am amazed how great it is! I didn't know what to expect before I started reading it, I'm glad I'm reading it!
     
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  4. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    What version are you reading? The English translations can vary quite a bit in some areas.
     
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  5. syo

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    Here. I think it's a trustworthy translation.
     
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    I like it cause it's simple and more deep and poetic. I havent read it in full but I'm sure it's worth the read.
     
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    Poetic and true. And it made me feel good!
     
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    corpus.quran.com is worth a look if you want to know about inconsistencies in translation or find how words are applied in different contexts withing the Quran.
     
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    Thank you for helping me!
     
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  10. England my lionheart

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    It's an interesting book,it reminds me of the Bible,it resonates of an old culture and how people made a good conduit of it for good and bad from it's content.
     
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    Old culture? It's brand new. People don't change. Only technology changes and technology isn't people.
     
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    It's not a debate thread so I can't go there :)
     
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  13. sun rise

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    That seems like a good version. The reason I asked was that Muslims assert that the Quran cannot really be translated. The Challenges of Translating the Quran - Globalization Partners International discusses the problems involved.

    Anyone who has translated poetry knows the challenges involved. Too often the translation is more about the translator than the author of the original version.

    Based on this, I will sometimes consult a number of versions to see if there's a significant difference.
     
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    What kinds of criteria are you using to assess it?
     
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    It speaks the truth and it speaks straight to the heart.
     
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    what are a few of the main messages you're getting?
     
  17. syo

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    I will give you the answer when I'll get home and have some free time. :)

    EDIT

    In the Quran, in the beginning, it says ''In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds -''

    the ''worlds'' have logic and are beautiful (mathematics are logic and they have beauty) and Allah is the Lord, meaning he is the creator and he unites the worlds. The fact that Allah is the Lord is absolute necessity, for it gives order to the worlds. Also Allah not only is a Lord, but he actively shows Mercy to all and to each one. And it says praise, which means acceptance in our hearts.

    The beginning of the Quran is wonderful and heartwarming.
     
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  18. icehorse

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    Hi @syo

    I'd agree that that's one of the recurring messages in the book. Any other themes you're picking up on?
     
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    Yup. Here it says ''And of the people are some who say, "We believe in Allah and the Last Day," but they are not believers.''
    It shows that humans have their own judgement.
     
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  20. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    I would agree we are responsible for that Judgement.

    Regards Tony
     
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