My Foray into Quranic Language pt 2
September 17, 2012 Leave a comment
Introducing the Lingocentric Quranists:
I have a deep respect for the Lingocentric Quranists (LQs). They have been instrumental in helping me see beyond the religious paradigm of the Q. I remember when I first read Lughatul Quran by Ghulam Ahmed Parwez. Not all of it, mind you. Just maybe 10 percent of it was available at the time in English. It was enough though, Parwez’s use of non-religious Arabic was enough to see the potential of Quranic concept.
But is this the end of the story? That all we had to do was look at the dictionaries and hey presto, there were our answers? Well I found Parwez actually had problems in his Lughatul Quran! If you look up entries for tawraat, injeel, ahlul kitab, bani israil and a few others, what Parwez entered did not make sense. This was especially true in light of works by Dr Kamal Omar (The Ultimate Truth) and Mohamed Shiekh’s videos.
to be continued….