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in response to reader comment: Our Dear Taj ain't no Arab and he is editing his Allah's Arabic

Submitted by Taj (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 16:18

dhimmi no more

sadly it seems you are unable to carry on a conversation or even a simple debate without degenerating to ad hominem attacks...

your positions are interesting and a bit amusing...I will outline some corrections aimed at your lastest post:

First, ar-rasm (not al rasm, lol) is solely used in the critical examination of quranic manuscripts...it is not used in general linguistics such as transliteration as a rule of thumb...elementary study of arabic makes this one of the first rules you learn - either you forgot or you haven't done any real study...

Second, your rendering of "al-Salaamu" is wrong - due to the fact that you failed to note that the lam is assimilated by the seen (huruful shamsiyah) and there is also a shadda over the seen that you failed note as well.

You also claim that there actually is no shadda in the taslim however, everyone knows that if the word "salaam" is preceded by "al", the lam becomes dropped and the seen is doubled due to a shadda. For example, in the Quran (59:23), Allah is called "al Qudus us-Salaam" - the arabic is clear that there is a shadda over the seen in the word "salaam":

الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ

One of Allah's 99 Names is "As Salaam"...do a google search...you will find the rendering As Salaam far outnumbers any rendering of the incorrect "al Salaam"...

Third, you stated that shamsiyah is the arabic word for "umbrella"...actually you are making a half-statement which indicates you are an arabic greenhorn...the word you are looking for is parasol -used for shade, which in arabic is shamsiyatal malwnat...Shamsiyah means "from/of the sun"

the actual and generally used word for umbrella- used for rain - is madhala...

class dimissed...

Submitting....

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