Friday, February 11, 2005


This is 2:32

قَالُواْ سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ عِلْمَ لَنَآ إِلاَّ مَا عَلَّمْتَنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
Qaloo subhanaka laAAilma lana illa ma AAallamtanainnaka anta alAAaleemu alhakeemu

Qaloo: They said
Note: This is the first person plural past tense of the Q-A-L and it means they said
Subhanaka: Your Glory
Note: That is another word that is shared with Hebrew. It is used when one says Subhan ALLAH and it means The Glory of GOD. It is a term used for admiration of GOD and extreme humbleness in front of him. Muslims use it on a daily basis. SUBHANAKA means Your Glory. The root origin of the word is S-B-H and it means to float/to move smoothly. As is the Glorification of GOD is done due to the smooth movement of all that GOD created.

laAAilma: No knowledge
Note: AAiLM means knowledge. The Root is AAa-L-M and it means knowldge
Lana: To us
Illa: Except
Ma: What
AAallamtana: You made us know/you taught us
Note: again related to the root AAa-L-M which means knowledge. AAaLLAMA means to make (someone) know, basically to teach
Innaka: You (with stress)
Anta: You (again for stress)
alAAaleemu: The Knowledgeable
Note: Again the same root AAa-L-M AAaLEEM is the one that is knwoledgeable/knows a lot.
Alhakeemu: The Wise/The one that combines Justice and knowledge and compassion.
Note: H-K-M means to judge. HAKEEM means wise and it is derived from the one that passes correct judgements which is a wise person (A person that combine justice, knowledge and compassion). Other derivatives of the word are HAKAM which means Judged. HAKEM which means the one that performs justice (ruler mostly, but can be judge). MUHKAM which means was made to judge and it is used to mean SECURE/well done (really difficult to explain until an example comes).

This Ayah shows that the Angels were truthful as they answered GOD. They said “Your Glory we have no knowledge except what you made known to us. You are the knowledgeable and the wise (Combines in it justice, knowledge and compassion).

My personal note:
This AYAH is a reminder to humans to realize the limits of their knowledge and a reminder to humans to be humble in the presence of GOD, which is always.

Salam all and I will see you later


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