Arteries and Veins

, Volume 1

Two Qurʾānic verses mention blood-carrying vessels, using two different words: al-warīd (Q 50:16) and al-watīn (Q 69:46). The former is generally translated as the “neck-vein” (Asad), “jugular vein” (Yusuf Ali, Pickthall, Daryabadi, Hilali), or “life-vein” (Shakir); the latter as “life artery (aorta)” (Pickthall, Hilali), “life-vein” (Asad), “artery of the heart” (Yusuf Ali), or “aorta” (Shakir)….

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