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Half knowledge and the perplexed

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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 4, 2012 at 09:59

Now let us read what it says in HW page 426

استلام istilam receipt

So what is a receipt in Arabic? It is wasl ot isal and It is a piece of paper that attest to the fact that one party is acknowledging that the second party paid an amount of money in exchange for a service or some item.

The act of receiving this service or item is istilam or receiving

So the above from HW is not correct as you shall see the correct word would be receiving and not receipt and let me give you an example from the same root SLM the word istislam or استسلام it means surrendering and not surrender

So for the nth time the word receipt in Arabic is وصل او ايصال it can also be وصل او ايصال الاستلام or the wasl or islam or receipt of RECEIVING as istilam alone means receiving

Now let us move on it then says

acceptance taking over assumption

So you tell me does the word receipt also mean acceptance or taking over or assumption? Let me help you: It does not

If you do not get it then you are beyond help

You see our dear Amin who lives among kuffar half knowledge is damn dangerous

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