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There is Neuter Gender in Arabic language

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THANKS FOR THE REPLY. BUT IT IS NOT THAT  SATISFACTORY. IN ARABIC THERE IS WORD TO REFER IN BETWEEN GENDERS (NEUTTAL GENDER) I FEEL IT IS BECAUSE OF MALE CHUVANISM IN ISLAM.GOD CANNOT BE CONSTRAINED INTO LINGUISTIC LIMITATIONS.

 

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There is Neuter Gender in Arabic language

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah indeed cannot be constrained into linguistic limitations, and neither can He be constrained in gender limitations! Glorified and far Exalted is Allah, the Lord and Creator of everything that exists.




 

Allah says describing Himself in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Ash-Shura verse 11:There is Absolutely nothing like Him (Allah) in the whole Universe!!! He is the All-Hearing, The All-Seeing!! To Him Alone belong the keys of the treasures of the heavens and the earth!!

 

Allah says in Chapter 112, Surah Ikhlas Verse 1-4:Say: He is Allah, the One and Only. Allah is Independent of all, and all are dependent on Him. Neither has He any offspring, nor is He the offspring of anyone; and NONE is equal to Him in rank.

 

Brother, we have consulted professors in the Arabic grammar, and they confirm that there is no neuter gender in the Arabic language. And you say there is a neuter gender in Arabic? If there is, could you please tell us what it is?

 

Ref: Male Chauvanism in Islam.

If that is the case, then we have to be fair in our judgments. The Bible of the Christians refer to God as a He or The Father! Then they too must be labeled as male chauvinists!

 

The Old Testament of the Jews refers to God as He! They too must be labeled male chauvinists!

 

You tell me in what major religion in the world is the Creator referred to as a She? I suppose then, according to your deduction, every religion in the world is male chauvinist! And please note that the other languages have a neuter gender in their language, but they still opted to use the masculine gender for God.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 


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