Today I start with the first verse of the First Sura of the Qur'an. The first Sura is AlFatiha and it means the openner of the Qur'an and the first verse is going to be the first verse of all the other Suras except for one.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi
The Aya says:
In/by name of the GOD the compassionate the merciful
My personal note:
“We start with the name of the GOD, the compassionate, the nurturer, the protecter, the merciful (and all the other attributes that the womb provides)”
Translation of the transliterated words.
Bism: in/by/with name
Note: ISM means name. The root is S-M-W and it means rising. The relationship between the rising and the name is that when the name is called, then the person rises or responds to it.
Allahi: The GOD
Arrahman: The compassionate.
Alrraheemi: The merciful.
Note: Merciful is the word that is most often used, however, this is a word that is very difficult to translate. The origin comes from “R-Ha-M” which means WOMB. Therefore in order to imagine what this word actually means you have to imagine the WOMB and what it does to the fetus. It nurtures, protects, provides warmth, provides love…(All at the same time)….
Salaam all and have a great day