From Edip Yuksel firstname.lastname@example.org Newsgroups: soc.religion.islam Subject: 365 DAYS in the Quran Date: Tue Jan 28 09:29:36 EST 1997 Organization: Bismillahirrahmanirrahim Message-Id: <email@example.com> Dear Katz, The document "On the 365 Days Hoax" on your web site is incomplete and deceptive. In the end of the argument it became clear that the frequency of the word YaWM (day) in singular form in the Quran is exactly 365. I expect you to download the entire argument to your web page or make a link to our web page: http://www.moslem.org/yuksel.htm Peace, Edip Yuksel
Dear **MR.** Yuksel, thank you so much for pointing out in such gracious a manner this oversight of mine. It is my great pleasure to respond positively to such a kind and unusually polite request. As you can see, I have included this link exactly as you requested. Given that this is a 128 KB file, I prefer the link over the download option. :-> Did I understand correctly that you will without question include a link to my site as well, since your arguments about Christianity certainly are incomplete and might be misunderstood as being deceptive when not giving the Christians a chance to reply? For example in your article on "19 questions to Christian scholars" at http://www.moslem.org/19b.htm in the chapter on the Trinity, you have the wonderful opportunity to link to my presentation of the Trinity to be found at http://www.math.gatech.edu/~jkatz/Islam/Trinity/ . I appreciate your spirit of fairness and open dialog. Warmest regards, Jochen Katz P.S. (1) Given that you have read my name in hundreds of postings and have it even first written correctly on your page, I would appreciate it if you would change my name from "John" to "Jochen" further down in your above mentioned page as well. P.S. (2) I am wondering how you can insist so vigorously that the miraculous Qur'an has decided that a year has to consist of 365 days by making 365 mentioning of "day" [in singular, without suffix, ...] in the Qur'anic text, but then you continue to count a year to be completed after 354 days according to the Islamic lunar calendar. It strikes me as not entirely inconsistent. The same argument goes for the 30 forms of "days" [plural, dual forms] which you interpret to be the average length of a month, but in fact the Islamic calender has months that are usually 29 days long. Shouldn't your obedience to these revelations imply that you abandon the Islamic calendar as anti-Qur'anic?
P.S: Mr. Yuksel's site is http://www.moslem.org/yuksel.htm.
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