Friday, August 14, 2009


Salaam all,

This is 4:158
بَل رَّفَعَهُ اللّهُ إِلَيْهِ وَكَانَ اللّهُ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا
Bal rafaAAahu Allahu ilayhi wakana Allahu AAazeezan hakeeman

The Aya says:
But instead, Allah raised him upwards towards Himself. And Allah happened to be strongly dominant, wise.

My personal note:
The Aya continues the issue after having asserted that Jesus was not killed or crucified. It mentions that he was raised upwards towards Allah.

Translation of the transliterated words:
Bal: but instead
rafaAAahu: He raised him upwards/ moved him upwards
Note: the root is R-F-ain and it means moving an entity upwards in all the aspects of concrete and abstract. RAFaAAaHU is an action that is completed and that is derived from the root. It means the moving of the object (Hu= him and points to Jesus) happened by the subject (first person singular pointing to Allah).
Allahu: Allah
Ilayhi: towards himself (Allah)
Wakana: and happened to be
Note: WA is a letter that links what is before with what is after. This link is through inclusion, either one is included in the other or they are all included in the bigger sentence or bigger picture. WA often corresponds with “and/ addition” but the more encompassing meaning is in inclusion one in another or all in a bigger picture or sentence. KANA is derived from the root K-W-N and it means being. KANA is an action that is completed that is derived from the root. It means: the action of being happened by the subject (third personal singular pointing to Allah). This in turn means: He was or He happened to be.
Allahu: Allah
AAazeezan: Dominantly strong/ dominant
Note: the root is Ain-Z-Z and it means the hard earth that will not yield under the rain and therefore, will make the rain water flow rather than seep. It is used for entities that are strong and defeat pressure, basically the combination of strength and dominance.
hakeeman : Wise/ steering
Note: the root Ha-K-M and it means the steer that steers the animal. This word is used for ruling and judging as well as other meanings that contain steering as part of the concept. HAKEEM means wise or the steering. The steering means the entity that steers in the best way

Salaam all and have a great day.


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