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Teaching Arabic to the perplexed our dear Amin that is

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in response to reader comment: Pg 99 of Al Mawrid and pg 426 of Hans Wehr

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 7, 2012 at 12:55

Again - no one denied that Isaal means dictionary. . .

Really? you told me that before? where? and how come our dear PP the lost tablighee did not know that?

but the question is/was regarding the word "Istilaam".

No it does not mean receipt the word istilam means receiving and more evidence? Let us check Wortabet dictionary page 310

receipt وصل أعطي وصلا

I do not see any istilam here and why is that our dear Amin who earned not one but three degrees in "ancient" Arabic any guesses?

and wasl or isal al-istilam means the receipt or wasl or isal of receiving and here is the equivalent in accounting 101 in English https://sites.google.com/a/accountingseed.com/force-com-accounting-help/cash-receipts/receive-payment or "Receiving and applying a cash" where the paper is the contract and it is the RECEIPT and the act is the receiving and in Arabic wasl al-istilam has the same meaning but because you and our dear PP have no clue about Arabic anything is as the Arabs say bi al-taqreeb

The piece of paper is called wasl or isal and not your bogus istilam

Now here is your Arabic language exercise for today: go and ask the guy that sells you falafel after you pick AND PAY for the sandwich ask him: أعطني استلام

And i can assure you that his answer will be: Huh?

Then ask him: أعطني وصل

And I can assure you that you will get your receipt

Now ask him: أعطني وصل الاستلام

And the answer is going to be: انت عاوز وصل مش كده

You see our dear Amin al-tablighee anyone who does not know that the word bastard means in today's Arabic ibn harram does not his Arabic!

Now you tell me why the twists and turns?

Submitting....

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