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Arabic Nahw 101 - Please read carefully!!!

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Submitted by Azmat Ayaz Zuberi (Canada), Aug 14, 2006 at 22:33

Salaam (peace) be upon you.

dhimmi no more,

your objection of me not knowing Arabic language because i may not be an Arab is itself deceitful. Sibawayh himself was a non-Arab who was among the many non-Arabs who stood out in Arabic linguistics. Arabs may be proud of their vocalization over an ajami (non-Arab) but it was the non-Arabs like Sibawayh who excelled Arabs like you in knowing the depth and breadth of classical lughatul Arabi.

please read my posts carefully. i never said you consulted a Mashiukh or Mullah. i was referring your allegation against mine. i may not be white but i do a bit of English. Alhamdolilah.

Note: i am not used to transliterating Arabic into roman english so please forgive me.

ONE: laam Shamsiyya and laam Qamariyya are basic rules for Arabic grammar. i was totally right and you know it that it is pronounced as "Ar-Raghib" and not "Al-Raghib". no Arab with an iota of Arabic knowledge would pronounce it with the laam as "Al-Raghib". the laam is silent!!! the ra is Shamsiyya!!! it has a shada on it!!!!

TWO: i am going into my fourth year of Arabic studies. triliteral roots can also be referred to as root words with fatha on each letter. when someone asks "what is the root word for yaktub" one could rightly answer "kataba is the root word". you are going into nuisances because you are an Arab and you know perfect grammar... oh i forgot - "the father of Arabic" Sibawayh was a persian! :)

if you still don't understand, or refuse to agree, then i agree to disagree. it still doesn't change the truth about Islam denoting Peace. Simple.

THREE: root deriviation is based on this simple concept. i quote: "The basic meaning of the root is furnished by the consonants and is altered by changes in, or omission of, the vowels and by the addition of various affixes." - Columbia University Press, Encyclopedia - answers.com

for clear references to show all who want proof that i am in right and dhimmi no more is simply blinded by his hatred of pakistanis and/or Muslims, i quote:

"...depending on the vowels, the Arabic consonantal root k-t-b can have different but semantically-related meanings. Thus, [katab] 'he wrote' and [kita:b] 'book' both come from the root k-t-b. In the analysis provided by nonconcatenative morphology, the consonantal root is assigned to one tier, and the vowel pattern to another." - Nonconcatenative Morphology, Encyclopedia of Wikipedia.

please... leave the rhetoric out of this. you go on comparing the english "sun" and "son" and saying this is your proof that they don't have similar roots and hence you have shown my supposed ignorance! English language is different from semetic languages who have triliteral roots!!! who's ignorance is exposed now???

FOUR: about kafir and kafr there is no debate. put your hatred aside and go look it up in E.W. Lane's lexicon who references Ar-Raghib as saying that k-f-r (covered, hidden, etc.) is a semantically connected word kafr (town) with the meaning of remote, being far. if you cannot digest this let me put it into simple a=b=c for you: Covered = Hidden = Remote.

if this doesn't seem okay to you then Allah help you.

FIVE: "Arab imperialism" and "the religion that brutalized your ancestors" (your post). okay... then by that same coin British imperialism with Christian religion brutalized the Afro-American and the Native nations systematically. God knows how many millions of Native Indians were killed in this so called "Christian" crusade.

awaiting your refutation,

humble Ajami,

Azmat Ayaz Zuberi

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