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in response to reader comment: The saga of teh/taa/ta marbouta

Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Nov 27, 2011 at 23:02

PP wrote

>there is no "peaceful" implication whatsoever in the term "Islam" –

I agree


Do you just agree - or have you got anything else to give as evidence - because I easily put that notion to bed.



>what is implied, instead, is "surrender" or "resignation".

This is not true as the word surrendering means استسلام and for sure not اسلام otherwise islam would have been called Istislam and not islam and the word he resigns (to let us say his fate) means يتقبل

Here is the reason why Dhimmi does not know Arabic. He can look up basic words in an Arabic dictionary - but has no clue how the system works - as he has no knowledge . The word Islam is masdar of Aslama (baab Ifaal or From IV) Page 425 of Hans Wehr - also look under

Knowledge of Arabic Verb forms:



>But definitely not "peace".

You are correct and i suspect that Luxenburg could very well be correct that the word Islam is a loan word from Syriac shalmuta which is in Arabic would be al-itifaq

Another deceitful tactic of Dhimmi - he will mention names to imply that he has somehow has knowledge of what he is takling about - but in further question he will not be able to provide a proper reference. Meaningless dribble. It doesn't go anywhere or mean anything.


> An Arabic word for "receipt" (a piece of paper showing you've paid for something) is "istilaam", another term with origins in the verbal root [s-l-m]. If you can somehow show me that the word "receipt" in English or Arabic somehow implies "peace" on the basis that they have the same "root", then you're a better linguist that I am.

Wrong the word receipt in Arabic means وصل or wasl and not istilaam as istislaam means receiving

So what is really a linguist? enlighten us

I have already mentioned that istilaam means receipt as Pied Piper originally stated. Ref: Pg 425 of Hans Wehr and pg 99 of Al Mawrid.

This was simply willful deceit on part of Dhimmi - he is prone to lies and stupidity.

If you have no idea what a linguist is ... then there is no hope for you. Try looking in an English dictionary - see if that helps .... but given your skill of looking in a dictionary .... I ain't holding me breath.


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