58/2: Our current situation

One thing I love about about us is that we have no fear revising our views when the evidence comes. Have a look at 58/2, Yusuf Ali’s translation:

If any men among you divorce their wives by Zihar (calling them mothers), they cannot be their mothers: None can be their mothers except those who gave them birth. And in fact they use words (both) iniquitous and false: but truly Allah is one that blots out (sins), and forgives (again and again)

In short, this is a disgraceful translation. The word ‘wives’ (azwaj) isn’t there. The word ‘divorce’ (talaq) isn’t there. Obviously the phrase ‘calling them mothers’ isn’t there, it’s in brackets.

So where does that leave us? Mushu is doing some work on this so we shall probably see some ‘Mushu’s thoughts’ soon.


About Farouk A. Peru
I am a human being in the world, blogging my existence. My thought systems may be found in my website: www.farouk.name

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