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  • God's Use Of Plural Pronouns To Refer Himself

  • Malaika Ghous

    Member April 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Allah nay apnay ap ko quran main muzakkar bataya hai. Aur yeh bhi k “ham” bhi.. Allah khud ko dosray alag aur mukhtalif tariqay se bhi khud ko bata sakta tha…aur yeh tu is soch ki taraf my jati hai k muzakkar hai tu muannas bhi hoga na uzo billah.. yeh tu shirk ki taraf my jati hain…

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator April 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    It is a stylistic of the language called the “royal we” in which a person uses a plural pronoun to refer to self in order to communicate his highness and majesty. It is commonly used by kings, queens, and other people with high status.

  • Malaika Ghous

    Member April 19, 2021 at 10:10 am

    And what about He.. Allah also uses He for Himself

    • Nadeem Minhas

      Member April 20, 2021 at 5:10 am

      Well in human language there is only he, she or it. Allah describes himself as none of that, but if the language has no other words, then the use of he is the most appropriate considering that many cultures and customs consider She as a lesser.

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator April 19, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Yes. Whatever pronoun is best suited within sentence structure and in the context is used. There’s nothing polytechnic about this. Monotheism is the core message of the Quran – it is stated and described so clearly throughout the book that there cannot be any doubt about it.

  • Malaika Ghous

    Member April 22, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Okay got it 😇

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