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.)


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!