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Learning the Quran through Dictionaries Alone
« on: June 21, 2012, 04:29:06 PM »
From Mubashir Inayat
Sent: 05 June 2012

Salam Brother
Just want to share a comment on Facebook with a Br. Aurangzaib, who was once associated with Dr. Qamaruzzaman's (learning Qur'a through dictionary alone).
We were analysing the meaning of Muslim and Momin.

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Re: Learning the Quran through Dictionaries Alone
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 04:32:17 PM »
Initial response: 05 June 2012

Salamun Alaikum

I have a question for you. It is basically for those (not your kind self) that attempt to understand the Quran mainly through dictionaries.

If we cannot rely on hadith which is a secondary source of the second century AH+, how can we rely on the dictionaries which have also been influenced by the same people in the second century AH+ and is also a secondary source?

What would you say if I said, I am going to learn Urdu from dictionaries only to undersand Ghalib? As a native Urdu speaker what would you say to me?

Now think, what would a native Arab say?

'During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act' 
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