TOPIC: Islam >> Beliefs
Q.Dear Dr Qamar Zaman Please translate verse 2:219 correctly.  
"And they ask what they should give.Say what is surplus".Does the arabic word "AFU" means surplus?
By: bilal_khan5181 On: 11/27/2010

1.the word العفو is from root letters ع ف و which means safety, welfare, happiness prosperity. A commonly used word is عافیت. This is one of those several places of Quran where it seems the interpretation is delibrately changed from its real meanings to give a new meaning .  
وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ الْعَفْوَ ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ  
اور تم سے یہ بھی پوچھیں گے کہ کس مقصد کے لئے خرچ کریں ، کہہ دو " عافیت کے لئیے " اس طرح خدا تمہارے لئے اپنے احکامات بیان فرماتا ہے تاکہ تم فکر کرو ۔  
Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On: 12/2/2010

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