'The Arabic language is built on the foundation of Islamic principles': do you agree? Watch

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For example, some words in Arabic which denote actions such as 'homosexuality' or 'sex' sound negative when said. I don't know, I just feel that they're despising to acts outside of Islamic principles....
Homosexuality in Arabic = 'Shaáth' which means in literal terms 'the chooser of the wrong path [in reference to homosexuality]'.

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I think most languages kind of mould themselves according to the general historical consensus of the people who speak it.

An extreme example in English would be the word "judas" which refers to a person who betrays another under the guise of friendship.
Actually, in older versions of the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "jew" is a verb which means "to haggle someone down to a reasonable price".

I wouldn't be surprised if Arabic was all that similar, even though I don't speak it myself.
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(Original post by tazarooni89)
I think most languages kind of mould themselves according to the general historical consensus of the people who speak it.

An extreme example in English would be the word "judas" which refers to a person who betrays another under the guise of friendship.
Actually, in the dictionary, the word "jew" is a verb which means "to haggle someone down to a reasonable price".

I wouldn't be surprised if Arabic was all that similar, even though I don't speak it myself.
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Well done Sherlock :rolleyes:, after all Arabic is the primary language of Islam
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pft. No.
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Arabic existed way before Islam so your theory is wrong.
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(Original post by Ramadulla)
For example, some words in Arabic which denote actions such as 'homosexuality' or 'sex' sound negative when said. I don't know, I just feel that they're despising to acts outside of Islamic principles....
Homosexuality in Arabic = 'Shaáth' which means in literal terms 'the chooser of the wrong path [in reference to homosexuality]'.

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if you're talking about islam well before the revelation of the Qur'an you could be right, but as for after, you're dead wrong.
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(Original post by tazarooni89)
I think most languages kind of mould themselves according to the general historical consensus of the people who speak it.

An extreme example in English would be the word "judas" which refers to a person who betrays another under the guise of friendship.
Actually, in older versions of the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "jew" is a verb which means "to haggle someone down to a reasonable price".

I wouldn't be surprised if Arabic was all that similar, even though I don't speak it myself.
are you serious?:rolleyes:
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(Original post by Ramadulla)
For example, some words in Arabic which denote actions such as 'homosexuality' or 'sex' sound negative when said. I don't know, I just feel that they're despising to acts outside of Islamic principles....
Homosexuality in Arabic = 'Shaáth' which means in literal terms 'the chooser of the wrong path [in reference to homosexuality]'.

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Did "Shaath" become the word used to mean homosexuality before or after Islam was founded? If it was after, then Islam might have had something to do with it.
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Did "Shaath" become the word used to mean homosexuality before or after Islam was founded? If it was after, then Islam might have had something to do with it.
After, i think. Prior to this it was 'Matli AlGens' (some non-Muslims still use this) which basically means 'X likes their gender sexually'.
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What about the Bedouin? What language did they speak before Islam ever came along?
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are you serious?:rolleyes:
Am I serious about what?
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Am I serious about what?
'jew' meaning to haggle?
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'jew' meaning to haggle?
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'jew' meaning to haggle?
Yes, it used to be in older editions of the Oxford English Dictionary - but it's not there anymore.

Actually, the definition of the word "jew" (with a small j) can also be found here:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/jew
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are you serious?:rolleyes:
Why are you 'rolling your eyes'? :confused:

Quick question - was homosexuality accepted in the Arabic speaking countries before Islam came about?
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(Original post by Neville 'Facking' Bartos)
I highly doubt it, both of the other previous Abrahamic religions reject homosexuality, and pre-Islam, the Arabic lang. was only confined to the Arabian Peninsula (ie. modern day Saudi Arabia and Yemen)
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(Original post by Ramadulla)
For example, some words in Arabic which denote actions such as 'homosexuality' or 'sex' sound negative when said. I don't know, I just feel that they're despising to acts outside of Islamic principles....
Do you know Arabic? Is this "sex" in general, or a particular type of sex (rape, fornication, etc.)?

If it's the latter, then fair enough, I still take your point. But if it's the former... well... Islam does allow people to have sex
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