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Dabbah: a Creature ' or ' a Beast ?
By:abdalaziz ariff
Date: Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 12:03 pm

“maa farratnaa fil Kitaabi min shaiyy”
We have omitted nothing in the Book.
[Wir haben nichts in dem Buch ausgelassen]

6:38 -----We have omitted nothing in the Book (that was essential to be given through

8:22 The worst of created beings in the Sight of God are the deaf and the dumb, those
who do not use their intellect. [2:18, 16:76]

27:82 When the Word comes to pass against them, We will cause the poor exploited
ones to rise up, practically telling people that they did not have conviction in
Our Messages. [Dabbatam-min-Al-ardh applies to the humbled ones just as
'mountains' in several places in the Qur'an indicate the elite. The common
understanding of this term as 'a creature coming out of the earth', in my
humble opinion, is incorrect. For, supra-natural phenomena stand contrary to
the Changeless Divine Laws. The error is the result of trying to give literal
meaning to an allegory in blind following of fabricated Ahadith. See 6:65]

Dabbah: a Creature ' or ' a Beast

By Mohammad Suleman, New Age Islam

“Several years back, soon after I retired from my job as electrical engineer from Texas Instruments, I started re-reading the Holy Quran. This time around, in Arabic with English translation, deliberately slowly and with some contemplation, as is recommended in the Quran. I would spend an hour or so, just to read one page. I would try to learn and understand not only the meanings of the Arabic words with the help of dictionaries at hand, but also the context in which these words were used in the Ayat. As curiosity, some time I would use other translations of the Quran to check out how it has been explained by other scholars for the same Ayah.”