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The Arabic Bible!!!
#1

Bismillah: Assalamo Alikum.


Few weeks ago, I asked my sister in Egypt to purchase for me an Arabic Bible (Old Testament and New Testament combined) for my own study. I’ve got many English Bible versions in my house here in China but nowadays, I am interested to read that book in my mother tongue, and to my surprise I discovered that it is not that easy to ‘buy’ the Bible from Egypt.


1- My sister went to a Christian book store in Alexandria to simply purchase an Arabic Bible, and she was told by the seller man that the Bible (which we call it in Arabic AL KITAB AL MUQADAS) is to be found ONLY in the Church.


2- She told him if it is possible for him to help her get one, he said: “Normally they don’t give the Arabic Bible to Muslims OR TO EVEN CHRISTIANS”... my sister says that all what they have in the book store are some interpretations of certain verses from the Bible, but no complete Bible is to be found IN A CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE.


3- He then asked for her tel no and promised to help her if he can get one.


4- My sister then invited her Christian friend to our home and she requested if she owns an extra complete Arabic Bible because my brother needed it.


5- Her friend told my sister that ‘we don’t have even ONE complete Bible in our home’ and it is very difficult especially for Muslims in Egypt to purchase one.


6- She also added that even if you go to Church to buy one, they will ask you to pay over 600 pounds (over US$100) in order to buy one, because they know that it is very unreasonable price.


7- My brother knew about this story then he remembered once when his Christian friend told him that all the Christians of Egypt are told by their priests NOT TO GIVE THE BIBLE TO MUSLIMS.


Now I don’t care why they are hiding “God’s word” from us, all what I need to do is to obtain the Arabic Bible


I don’t know if sister Muslimah could help me on this, or maybe she has an experience concerning the same matter in which she would like to share with us!!!


Salam


Wael.

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#2

Quote:Bismillah: Assalamo Alikum.
Few weeks ago, I asked my sister in Egypt to purchase for me an Arabic Bible (Old Testament and New Testament combined) for my own study. I’ve got many English Bible versions in my house here in China but nowadays, I am interested to read that book in my mother tongue, and to my surprise I discovered that it is not that easy to ‘buy’ the Bible from Egypt.


1- My sister went to a Christian book store in Alexandria to simply purchase an Arabic Bible, and she was told by the seller man that the Bible (which we call it in Arabic AL KITAB AL MUQADAS) is to be found ONLY in the Church.


2- She told him if it is possible for him to help her get one, he said: “Normally they don’t give the Arabic Bible to Muslims OR TO EVEN CHRISTIANS”... my sister says that all what they have in the book store are some interpretations of certain verses from the Bible, but no complete Bible is to be found IN A CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE.


3- He then asked for her tel no and promised to help her if he can get one.


4- My sister then invited her Christian friend to our home and she requested if she owns an extra complete Arabic Bible because my brother needed it.


5- Her friend told my sister that ‘we don’t have even ONE complete Bible in our home’ and it is very difficult especially for Muslims in Egypt to purchase one.


6- She also added that even if you go to Church to buy one, they will ask you to pay over 600 pounds (over US$100) in order to buy one, because they know that it is very unreasonable price.


7- My brother knew about this story then he remembered once when his Christian friend told him that all the Christians of Egypt are told by their priests NOT TO GIVE THE BIBLE TO MUSLIMS.


Now I don’t care why they are hiding “God’s word” from us, all what I need to do is to obtain the Arabic Bible


I don’t know if sister Muslimah could help me on this, or maybe she has an experience concerning the same matter in which she would like to share with us!!!


Salam


Wael.

Bismillah


Assalamu alykom


Many sites you can visit to read the bible in arabic like


http://www.enjeel.com/bible.php?bk=58&ch=1&op=read

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#3

Bismillah


Shukran Rock, was going to suggest the same, I do resort to some sites in Arabic, hold on Wael, I will dig them out for u, unless you really want a hard copy, I will see what i can do Insh aAllah.

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#4

http://www.enjeel.com/


http://st-takla.org/Holy-Bible_.html


http://www.jctoday.com/bsoe/onlinebible/index.asp


http://www.elkalima.com/


I usually use the second link when I need to compare verses between the English and Arabic, as you probably noticed.

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#5

Bismillah: Assalamo Alikum..


1- please sister Muslimah shed some light on the situation of why the Arabic Bible in Egypt is NOT approachable?


2- I'd prefer hard copy to write down notes, circle some verses etc, so let me know if you can help on this may Allah reward you.


Salam


Wael.

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#6

Asalaamu alikum brother Wael


Maybe you should try contacting one of the Orthodox churches here in the states. Im not 100% sure, but I think they dont have a problem about it. We have one friend Egyptian christian who like to talk religion with my husband and he is always bringing his bible into work and showing him things. If you think that will help OM me and I will try to get you contact information who you could contact.


Take care,


Jennifer

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#7

Asalaamu alikum


Ok brother Wael, here is the update: My husband talked to his friend last night and asked him if he would be willing to help in this. We didnt expect this would be a problem as he has shown the bible on some occasions to my husband. However when we told him we would like to have a copy for a friend, he wanted to know the religion of the friend, and when we said he is Muslim, he was saying Oh he doesnt have any need for it, it wont be of interest for him, and so on.


And really my husband did try with him but with no luck. He said if we want it we will have to find another way.


I did not expect this outcome, and I am sorry I could not be of more help. :mellow:


Asalaamu alikum

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#8

Bismillah


Wael, I didnt forget the matter, i was just over busy. Listen I thought of a way, you know my limitations, INsh aAllah I will call somone tomorrow at work and see how we can go from there.

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#9

Bismillah: Assalamo ALikum..


Don't worry sister Jennifer, Now i am sure why they are hiding it from us. Alhamdulelah.


Sister Muslimah... I hope you will be successful in your attempt with your friend insh a Allah.


Salam


Wael.

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#10

Bismillah


as salam alykom dear Wael, my colleague Ketty promised Insh a Allah to get me one Alhamdulelah and she was sooo surprised for hearing those situations. Well so hold on. Insh aAllah will cooridnate how to deliver. The prices ranges between L.E 80-100, is this fine??

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