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Offline Tanveer

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King David and chain mail.
« on: May 16, 2013, 02:01:57 PM »
According to Quran 21: 80 chain mail was a gift from Allah to David PBUH and according to wikipedia David PBUH lived in the 10th Century BC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David) yet the first appearance of chain mail is in the 3rd Century BC according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_%28armour%29#History). Can anyone help me out here?

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Re: King David and chain mail.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 02:18:53 PM »
peace
In the quran, it says "labus lakum litahsinukum min busikum"
this is coming from a native arabic speaker
Labus is plural of libs, which means clothing
thee translation for this would be "clothes for you to defend against the enemy"
clothes tod fend yourselves with is not neccasarily mail, it could be any armour. wikipedia says european mail is dated in the 3rd century bc, david was not european nor does the verse say specifically mail
i hope i helped, peace.

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Re: King David and chain mail.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 04:04:51 PM »
peace
In the quran, it says "labus lakum litahsinukum min busikum"
this is coming from a native arabic speaker
Labus is plural of libs, which means clothing
thee translation for this would be "clothes for you to defend against the enemy"
clothes tod fend yourselves with is not neccasarily mail, it could be any armour. wikipedia says european mail is dated in the 3rd century bc, david was not european nor does the verse say specifically mail
i hope i helped, peace.
Oh i see. Thanks Bro Zulfiqar, you just put this bro of yours mind at rest yet again :D

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Re: King David and chain mail.
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 07:16:15 PM »
your ost welcome

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Re: King David and chain mail.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 04:15:07 PM »
It is very important to learn arabic to avoid translation errors  like this(I personally don't know arabic  :-\). This is not the first fake error based in a bad translation.

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Re: King David and chain mail.
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 03:43:24 AM »
As salamu 'alaikum bro zulfiqarchucknorriss, r u a native arabic speaker? where / who did u get the translation from? I'm just asking cuz I'm Bengali and have quite meagre knowledge of Arabic. So if u don't mind, could u plz see this: Qur'anic etymologies and etymological connections (http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2369.0.html)

 

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