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Mohammed Yagoub

What is God’s gender from the context of religious books when put it in your own language?

God’s Character represented in Bible and Qur’an in English and Arabic versions gives you picture of certain gender if you put it in your own language does it show certain gender or rather spirit?

When we read Bible [(Psalm 18:30)

As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.]

or Qur’an [ He is God, the One other than Whom there is no god, the knower of the hidden and the manifest, the Compassionate, the Merciful. He is God, the One other than Whom there is no god, the Commander, the All-powerful, Pure and Without Defect, the Bestower of Safety, the Protector, the Precious, the Mighty, the Sublime, the Most Elevated. Exempt and purified be He from the partners which they ascribe to Him.”(59:22-23) ] in English or Arabic it clearly shows that God has certain gender or at least we can say the character being represented there in those languages shows that God is of male character rather than being female or mixed one, which also gave some additional powers for the radical feminists to question whether God really exists or it’s just an illusory Being created by man to dominate the decision making processes and oppress women in the name of higher being as of male character and also went on to claim that God created male human known as Adam before then later female known as Eve to justify that the male is the dominant being not in spiritual world but even in physical world this point left many radical feminists to call for reformation of religious texts like Ayan Hersi of Somali origin wrote the whole book titled “Reformation of Islam” to defend the position of radical feminists that religious texts are highly segregative and they need to be reformed to consider all rational beings as equal rather than considering female as of lesser being and also as helper of men as mentioned in some religious texts

But some linguistical philosophers disagreed with the notion that God’s character is representing certain gender or representing man alone and went on to refute the notion that the terms being used as He created the world in six days in Qur’an and Bible in English and Arabic are just linguistical issues because in some African languages you cannot find gender differences if you put it African languages but rather you will find a spirit dealing with another spirit and I personally have come to agree with those linguistical philosophers that issue of gender differences does not exist in many African languages which shows that gender based discrimination has no place in many African cultures, rather Africans have been seeing themselves as spirits “Ubuntuist Identicalism” which means I am equal to the other being in front of me and I don’t mind how black, green, yellow, male, female or Brown that being is but I know that being is a spirit in physical form which deserves my respect.

Until recently the introduction of foreign languages in the continent through different Godist schools of thoughts some started to adapt gender based discrimination but initially there were no such thing as He is the creator and and all men have that divine character which cannot be found in she so women are there to be helpers only rather than partners in existence.

God’s Character represented in Bible and Qur’an in English and Arabic versions gives you picture of certain gender if you put it in your own language does it show certain gender or rather spirit?

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