"Different languages talk about the world in different ways. It is crucial to look at different languages. If we restrict our view to just one language - our own - we will never truly understand the distinction between sense and reference, because it is natural to think that “our” way of talking about the world is the only one, or the most natural one. It is only when we study or learn a foreign language, and realize that other people see things differently, that we become aware of how arbitrary the relationship is between words and entities or concepts."
levantineviper replied to your post “i want to talk about my affinity for greek people and culture but i…”
Also as any Greek would tell you, historically Greeks have always identified as Eastern Mediterranean or Middle Eastern or or whatever you want to call it, this “European” thing is a colonial project against Greeks that is imposing false identities of European-ness that are historically inaccurate and extremely suspect
"بين منطوق لم يقصد
و مقصود لم ينطق
تضيع الكثير من المحبة"
Between what is said and not meant
And what is meant and not said
Most of love is lost.
-Gibran Khalil Gibran
الشفاء قد لا تأتي بسرعة، ولكن سوف يأتي
Healing may not come quickly, but it will come
Anonymous asked: I agree with your statement about underestimating the linguistic miracle of the Quran. But I think the root of the problem is that we're not taught this miracle; we're simply told that it is a miracle but not how. I have firm belief that it is but I just have an issue with this aspect of the Quran being ignored by our scholars. Aside from Nouman Ali Khan VERY few scholars highlight this aspect of the Quran. Yes, all of it is written in linguistic tafaseer but we're not all equipped to read them.
I think the bigger root of the problem is that we don’t have knowledge of Arabic.
There are times where I pull out my Arabic dictionary and go through roots of words in The Qur’an, and marvel at the connections and think about how tremendous the word choice is when you explore these deeper meanings, from the base of linguistics alone.
"Maybe the brokenness comes to teach you how to kneel. Stop trying to ‘be strong’. We cry, to heal. We feel, to stay human."
"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."
"He liked her with long hair so she cut it short."