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Our dear Renox صلى الله عليه وسلم and علي آلِ and other sordid matters

Reader comment on item: Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq Was Never Going to Work
in response to reader comment: Hopelessly without Meaning

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 24, 2021 at 07:34

Dear Readers: Here is an example where the word آل becomes Alu. (notice the wavy line above the letter Alif and it means that this is a long Alif or 2 Alifs as you will find in Yousef Ali's copy of the Arabic text of the Qur'an).

So here is an example where we have a damma instead of a kasra

وآلُ الرجُلِ

Or: Wa Alu al-Rajuli or the family/friends of the man

This is 3rd Islamic century grammar.

And this is Quranic (albeit edited by al-mufasereen): آلِ فِرَعَونَ or Ali (GASP) Fira'una or the family/friends of the Pharaoh. (notice that the source of the Arabic word فِرْعََوْنَ follows the Aramaic ܦܪܥܘܢ

So why is the last short vowel "u" and "i"? It is the correct Classical Arabic grammar in both cases

So enlighten us our dear Renox do you also read Ali Fira'un as علي فرعون?

Oh check in YouTube Sheikh 'Abd al-Baset 'Abd al-Samad recitation of Surat Ali 'Imran (not your Urdu Imraan) verse 33 and tell us what you heard

You are embarrassing yourself.

Last Alif Madda is not in the 22 (extended by ahl al-Nahw to 28) letters of the Arabic alphabet. It means 2 alifs or a long alif. It is still an alif (A).


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