Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Salaam all,

Fakuloo mimma thukira ismu Allahi AAalayhi in kuntum biayatihi mumineena

The Aya says:
Then eat from what Allah’s name was mentioned upon, if you (plural) were, in His signs, trusting.

My personal note:
The Aya continues the theme of the previous Ayat in the context of the people of Arabia placing many dietary restrictions regarding type of restricted or prohibited foods. This aya responds that the food upon what Allah’s name was mentioned is good to eat.

Translation of the transliterated words:
Fakuloo: then eat
Note: FA means then or therefore or so. KULOO is derived from the root Hamza-K-L and it means eating. This will then take different meanings depending on the different planes of thought that a person has. KULOO is an order or request addressed to a group. It means: Eat.
Mimma: from what/ of what

Thukira: was mentioned
Note: the root is TH-K-R and it means mention and remember, at the same time. The concrete word is something running on the tongue as if speaking it. Another concrete word is male or the male organ. The relationship between the two is not very clear and they can be different words that share the sound but have different root. It could be that the male is considered the active organ and that memory is an active process, but that is only a theory. THUKIRA is an action that is completed. It means: the action of reminding and mentioning of the object (MIMMA= of what) happened by the subject (undeclared).

ismu : name of/ appellation of
Note: the root is S-M-W and it means rising. This word is used to mean many things that are related to that meaning. One of the meanings is name or appellation because when a the name is called, he or she would rise and respond. The root is used here for name or appellation of. ISMU means name of/ or appellation of.
Allahi: Allah
AAalayhi: upon him (the food)
in: if

Kuntum: you (plural) were/ you happened to be
Note: the root is K-W-N and it means being. KUTUM is an action that is completed that is derived from the root. It means: the action of being happened by the subject (second person plural). This in turn means: You (plural) were or you happened to be.

biayatihi: in His signs
Note: Bi denotes that what comes after is a tool and/or an object or an association with an action that was mentioned. If it is an object of the action then it makes it stronger. AYAT is derived from the root Hamza-Y-H and it means sign. AYATI means signs of. HI means Him and points to Allah.
Mumineena: ones who made themselves safe/ trusting
Note: the root Hamza-M-N and it means safety. MUMINEENA means ones who make themselves safe. The suggestion is making themselves safe in Allah and trust in Allah

Salaam all and have a great day.


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