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Re: How do I translate Quran?
By:Badar Kanwar
Date: Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:07 pm
In Response To: Re: How do I translate Quran? (jawaid ahmed,uk)

Surah 112: 1 قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ

You reflect then express without any falsehood that one, who doesn’t engage in worship, is unique.

Surah 112: 2 اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ

The course needs to be repaired and directed to one, who doesn’t engage in worship.

Surah 112: 3 لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ

Neither one innovates nor shall he be innovating.

Surah 112: 4 وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

There is none like one in uniqueness as a contender.

Syntactical Explanation:
This is a verbal sentence.

قُلْ This is a verb, second person imperative. It is a transitive verb or فعل معتدى. Therefore, it needs a مفعول or object to complete its meanings.

هُوَ اللَّهُ This is the object of the sentence.

أَحَدٌ This is فعل مُتَعَلِّق of the sentence.

Grammatical/Lexical Explanation:

قُلْ This is second person imperative verb from root ق و ل. A verb in Arabic is a full sentence. It is verb of class called القلوب أفعال meaning verbs of mind. Root’s literal meaning is “he lied or said something that was false”. Add meanings or second person imperative as well it being a verb of mind. One gets the meanings above.

هُوَ This is third person pronoun. This is traditionally translated as “he”. This wrong, why? Just by virtue of this very verse. It is claiming a total uniqueness; therefore, a better choice of third person pronoun in English is “one”, as the gender is not discussed for the one.

اللَّهُ Please see write up “linguistic riddle solved for those who want to learn” for detailed explanation of this fundamental concept.

أَحَدٌ This is common noun from root أ ح د meaning “one and only”

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How do I translate Quran?
Badar Kanwar -- Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 9:18 pm
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Khalil Khan, Jamaica -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:08 am
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Razi, Kuwait / India -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 6:33 am
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Mujaahid (Africa) -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 6:55 am
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Shangrila Suhag, Spain -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 1:13 pm
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Abdullah Ali Al-Harbi, Jeddah -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 1:19 pm
What your silence means now?
Nawab Ahmad, GA -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 11:35 am
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Wali, Karachi -- Saturday, 11 February 2017, 7:31 am
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Nawab Ahmad, GA -- Saturday, 11 February 2017, 1:58 pm
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Wali, Karachi -- Saturday, 11 February 2017, 5:05 pm
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Rukhsana Saleem, India -- Saturday, 11 February 2017, 3:26 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:36 pm
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Badar Kanwar -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:07 pm
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Syed Sadruddin, Canada -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:56 pm
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Badar Kanwar USA -- Saturday, 11 February 2017, 1:44 pm
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Nawab Ahmad, GA -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 3:55 pm
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Wali, Karachi -- Saturday, 11 February 2017, 6:41 am
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Wali, Karachi -- Sunday, 12 February 2017, 10:26 am
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Nawab Ahmad, GA -- Sunday, 12 February 2017, 6:37 pm
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Abdullah Ali Al-Harbi, Jeddah -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:41 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 11:25 am
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Badar Kanwar, USA -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 8:50 pm
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Mujaahid (Africa) -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 6:15 am
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Abdullah Ali Al-Harbi, Jeddah -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:40 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Saturday, 11 February 2017, 2:10 pm
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Zayd, Malaysia -- Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:58 am
How do I translate the Qur'an?
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:38 pm
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Badar Kanwar -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 5:02 pm
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Shravan India -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 9:47 pm
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Saadia Khan, Norway -- Friday, 10 February 2017, 2:55 am
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Isaac Kakayama, Nairobi -- Thursday, 9 February 2017, 6:39 pm