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Addendum: The meaning and etymology of the Arabic word صلاة or Prayer

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 4, 2021 at 15:18

Dr. Pipes,

For a scholarly work on the meaning and the etymology of the word صلاة or Prayer. And the etymology is from Syriac ܨܠܽܘܬ݂ܳܐ and it also means prayer and not mercy or blessing as al-Tabari claimed

Your readers can find it in Robert Kerr's "Aramaisms in the Qur'an and their significance." The reader can find it in Ibn Warraq's book "Christmas in the Koran" pages 175-177.

Knowledge of Arabic, Syriac and Hebrew can be of enormous help in understanding the article.

And the word صلاة can only mean Prayer

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