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Does Insha' Allah mean: "Yeah never going to happen" in Egyptian Arabic? Did Biden mean بكره في المشمش? I doubt it

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 3, 2020 at 08:00

Dr. Pipes,

This an addendum to my response to your very interesting comment. I did a cursory search with regard to what is really "yeah never going to happen" in Egyptian Arabic and the only Egyptian Arabic saying I was able to find is: بكره في المشمش or "tomorrow in the apricot" and it means "yeah never going to happen."

Here is an interesting video by an Egyptian who explains very well the meaning of بكره في المشمش and notice that this term is not used often these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDDTus7VSUs

So if Biden would have said: "Where? Bukra fi al-Mishmish?"" then the sentence would be well understood by most Arabic speakers as: "Where? yeah never going to happen." But this is not what he said. He said: "Where? Insha'Allah." This has no meaning and may be even insulting Muslims. Why? If you check the hadith, there are many Ahadith that instructs Muslims to always start or end a sentence with Insha'Allah if the subject is about to happen in the future an example: "My daughter's wedding in next week, Insha'Allah."

Check this fatwa from islamweb.net:

https://www.islamweb.net/ar/fatwa/169169/

Notice the title of the fatwa: هل يجب قول ان شاء الله لكل مايراد فعله في المستقبل

Or: Must one say Insha'Allah about what one plans to do in the future.

And this is a scared term in Islam and this is how it is used.

I urge any reader who is Egyptian Arabic speaker to participate in this very interesting topic.

I also challenge Mr. Wajahat Ali to provide us with references that support his assertion that Insha'Allah could mean: "yeah never going to happen."

My advise to Mr. Biden to never listen to non Arabic speakers, when it comes to the Arabic language, or he will be making a fool of himself again

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