I am trying to find the proper word for a verse of the Quran.
Background info: The 12th chapter of the Quran tells the story of prophet Joseph. The third verse says:
We relate to you, the best of narratives in what We have revealed to you of this Quran although you were, before it, among the unaware.
To me, “unaware” sounds like “ignorant” (in fact, some translated the verse as “you were among those who knew nothing about it”). The original Arabic word which is translated as “unaware” actually means, “something that one had some surface knowledge; or he thought he knew; or what he thought he knew was not the complete account (some of it was falsehood).” In short, it is not something one is completely ignorant of it.
Is there a single word in English that would relate the same sense?