boy Marc_S writes best post after a looong .....loong time but he forgot to add something.. he just a gave a number .. let me add that
Marc_S types Psalm words and Prophet Altara REFLECTS WITH ONE QURANIC WORD ....says "YES"
3:96 is just a "quoranization" of Psalms 84
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.[c]
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
and that missing in Marc_s post is this statement of few words.. 3.96., well let me different translations
Yusuf Ali: The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings:
Shakir: Most surely the first house appointed for men is the one at Bekka, blessed and a guidance for the nations.
Pickthall: Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Becca, a blessed place, a guidance to the people
Mohsin Khan: Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah
(Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-'Alamin (mankind and jinn).
Saheeh: Indeed, the first House
[of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds.
FOOLS ADD SOMETHING IN TO QURAN IN BRACKETS .. and let me cross those words .,
So is it Bakkah or is it Makkah ??
Bakkah ?? ....Makkah ??..... Bakkah ?? .... Makkah ??..... '
Bakkah ?? .... Makkah ??.....Bakkah ?? ....Makkah ??.....
Bakkah .... Bakkah .... Bakkah .... Bakkah .... '
Makkah ??....Makkah ??..... Makkah ??..... Makkah ??..... '
what is the big deal??
so what is the big deal my boy??
big deal is ,, take a bible sonnet and make a rap sonnet in Arabic language .. beautiful.. beautiful
big deal is .. one is a beautiful valley .. other is is a desert with just zam zam water
big deal is .. even today that valley is still beautiful and people drink water in the name of Allah
other one is crawling with desert dwellers ruled by desert LIZARDS and LIZARDS drink oil & make war noises in the name of allah ..
oh well .. let me take the dog to walk ...