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Inimitability of Quran: Meanings and Types

Inimitability of Quran: Meanings and Types

I`jaz al-Quran as a term is translated into English in various ways. Some translators render it as “inimitable ellipticism”, while others use “miraculous elegance”, and still others use “grandiose cadence” or “emotive and evocative force”. As a professional translator and teacher of translation, I prefer to use the English equivalent “inimitability of the Quran” due …

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Lust

Ibn `Atta’ on Breaking Chains of Lust

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Who finds it strange that the Lord saves him from lusts, and extracts him from inattention, has doubted the Majestic Power and Might: {… For God alone holds invincible power over all things.} (Al-Kahf 18:45) Ibn `Ataa’illah expresses here Satan’s deception of those who …

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