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ṣallā ʿalā: to bless someone

Reader comment on item: A Saudi Prince's Threat to the Obama Administration
in response to reader comment: صلى or Sala means he prayed and nothing about blessing

Submitted by İLKER KURT (Turkey), Feb 14, 2023 at 21:07

It is proved in ancient Semitic languages that the word salāt means to bless. For example, the part where Pharaoh said וברכתם גם־אתי "bless me (tabrīk)" to Moses and Aaron is recorded in the Aramaic Torah as וצלו אף עלי "bless me (salāt)". Actually, there are many more examples, but there is no need to lengthen them.

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