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Our dear Fatou and the word الصلوة/الصلاة (PRAYER) in the Qur'an

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 6, 2021 at 07:50

Our dear Fatou whose command of Arabic seems to be Zero wrote:

>salla here does not mean prayer but blessings.

Well, the word Prayer (see later) is الصلوة/الصلاة and here are links to the Quranic verses that contain the word الصلوة/الصلاة

https://quranbysubject.com/category.php?category=63e3daf4-3e25-11e4-8652-000c29db8d9b

Notice that I provided the readers with two forms of the word:

1. The Syriac form and it is الصلوة

2. The Arabic form of the word and it is الصلاة

Notice that in the Cairo Qur'an (1923) the editors excluded the Syriac form of the word which appears in older copies of the Qur'an. I urge the readers to check Yusuf Ali's translation as well as Sahih International and the "translations in the Quran Corpus below) and you will find الصلوة and not الصلاة. This clearly means that they editors of the 1923 Cairo Qur'an indeed were editing the Qur'an and corrupting it in the process.

Now let us read Surat al-Baqara 110 and it says:

واقيموا الصلوة واتوا الزكوة

This can be rendered as: And establish PRAYER and pay the alms

And here is a link to translations of the verse:

https://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=2&verse=110

And in all translations the word الصلوة/الصلاة as: PRAYER also notice that the words Prayer and Alms are written as the Syriac form of the words الصلوة and الزكوة and this is indeed rare these days because Muslims seem to be editing even the Qur'an to make it more Arabized

I do not see anyone translating it as: Mercy, Blessing or the strange forgiveness and this is because this is what the word الصلوة/الصلاة really means.

Here is Tafsir al-Tabari of Surat al-Baqara 110 and this is how al-Tabari defines the word الصلوة/الصلاة

مَعْنَى إقَامَة الصَّلَاة وَأَنَّهَا أَدَاؤُهَا بِحُدُودِهَا وَفُرُوضهَا , وَعَلَى تَأْوِيل الصَّلَاة وَمَا أَصْلهَا

He is very clear that the word means: PRAYER and nothing about mercy, blessing or the strange forgiveness

So the Arabic word الصلاة only means PRAYER back then and now

So why do Muslims tell us that الله وملاءكته يصلون على النبي (Surat al-Ahzab 56) Allah and his angels (offer) blessing or mercy or forgiveness upon the prophet?

The reason is it is a linguistic disaster

So back to صلى الله عليه وسلم Notice that this is past tense and we can read it as: Allah (this is a proper name) Prays (nothing about mercy or blessing) upon him and salutes (him)

Hey Fatou any comments?

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