Monday, March 5, 2007

Now the Notes Have Gone Nuclear

This is Iran's new banknote, the largest denomination that country has ever printed. According to Agence France-Press, the quote in Arabic is from Mohammed, and says: "If the science exists in this constellation, men from Persia will reach it." (Note: AFP says that hadith means "saying of the Prophet." It does not; it means one of many reports on the sayings and doings of the Prophet. The entire corpus of ahadith is the Sunnah, which explains and illuminates the Quran.)

2 comments:

Diana said...

well done on the meaning of hadith emmett. now remember if you every say anything negative about iran i will blow up your blog

Emmett M. Hogan said...

I'll be good, promise!