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‘The Independent’ is an incomplete translation of "Al-Samad"

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Moulana `Ataullah Shah Bukhari رحمة الله عليه mentioned, “Whilst in prison I studied Moulana Abdul Qadir Sahib’s Urdu translation of the Qur’an. He translated الله الصمد as نرا دار (Nira Dar.) I did not understand its meaning. So I enquired from an old Hindu ascetic as to what is its meaning. He asked me, “Where did you come across this word? This is a Sanskrit word, which is only understood by the learned Hindus.” I replied, “I heard it somewhere. Explain to me its meaning. Does it mean Be Niyaz (not in need of anybody)? He said, “This is not the meaning. It means a being that is not in need of others but others are dependent on him. Be Niyaz is an incomplete translation of the word.”
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