Posted on 04/03/2012 by __socrates

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“Avarice, greed, eagerness.” Derivatives of the word occur three times in the Qur’an. Surah ii 90: “Thou wilt find them (the Jews) the greediest of men for life.” Surah iv. 128: “And ye may not have it at all in your power to treat your wives with equal justice, even though you be anxious to do so.” Surah xii 104: “And yet most men, though thou ardently desire it, will not believe.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam

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