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The Islamic Whale

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It's from the Jews
===It's from the Jews===
Neither The Quran was new to the Jews, so interpretation of the Torah nor Quran couldn't be from the Talmud talk about Jewish tradition. But there is a whalemyth of a big sea monster called "Leviathan" in Judaism and Christianity:{{Quote|Isiah 27:1|In that day,the Lord will punish with his sword—his fierce, great and powerful sword—Leviathan the gliding serpent, which carries Leviathan the earth on its backcoiling serpent;he will slay the monster of the sea. So this idea }}  It's not clear whether it is not derived from Judaisma whale or a dolphin or a crocodile. It was also said described as a dragon and serpent. There are many different interpretations. In Judaism Leviathan is sometimes understood metaphorically as a great enemy of Israel. In Christianity Leviathan is sometimes understood as Satan. The Torah nor the Bible say that Ibn Abbas ''probably'' learned it from Ka‘b al-AhbarLeviathan holds the earth on its back, but there is a rabbinic text saying that Leviathan is a flying serpent who was an ex-Jew Muslim. A respected sunni scholar Ibn Hajar said this about Ka‘b al-Ahbarhas "middle bar of the earth" between its fins:{{Quote|Ibn Hajar Asqalani, Taqrib alPirke De-Tahdhib, Op Cit., p. 135Rabbi Eliezer (Ch.9)|Ka`b Ibn Mati` al-HimyariOn the fifth day He brought forth from the water the Leviathan, Abu Ishaq, known as '''Ka`b al-Ahbarthe flying serpent, and its dwelling is trustworthy'''in the the lowest waters; and between its fins rests the middle bar of the earth.}} So maybe the Islamic whale myth is based on one of the interpretations of the myth of Leviathan. But "''It's probably from al-Ahbar''the Jews" is just not an unsuccessful argument, because many Islamic teachings are inspired by Judaism. And Ibn Abbas, the ''adturjuman ul-hominemQur'an'', is the one who interprets the Quran in this way.
===Ibn Abbas narrated it from Jews, but didn't believe it===
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