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IMP: Qur'anic Terms & Context
By:Dr Shabbir
Date: Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 11:35 pm

IMP: Qur'anic Terms & Context
By:Dr Shabbir
Date: Friday, 9 April 2010, 8:32 am

Dear friends,

I wish to share with you a very important point.

I frequently receive calls and emails where the senders got confused on understanding the Qur'an for a simple reason. They think that every term of the Book has a fixed meaning. Then they try to apply that fixed meaning wherever the term appears in the Qur'an.

The Qur'anic terms have many shades of meanings. Which one shall we choose in a given situation? Context, the context (preferably include one verse before and one after) will let you decide easily which meaning applies here.

Thanks!

A lifelong student