Friday, July 19, 2013


Salaam all,

Qala ya qawmi laysa bee dalalatun walakinnee rasoolun min rabbi alAAalameena

The aya says:
He responded: O My people there is not in me misguidance but I am an envoy from the nurturing Lord of all.
My personal note:
This aya continues the dialogue between Noah upon him be peace and his people. He responded that what he was saying is sane and not insane nor misguided.
Translation of the transliterated words:
Qala: He said/ communicated/ he responded
Note: QALA is derived from the root Qaf-W-L and it means saying in any way possible. QALA is an action that is completed that is derived from the root. It means the action of saying happened by the subject (third person singular). This, in turn means: He said or responded or communicated.
Ya: O (it is a calling)
Qawmi: my people
Note: the root is Qaf-Y-M and it means standing or standing upright. ALQAWM are the people that stand together and that makes the group or people or nation, basically, any group of people that stand together based on location rather than ideologiy or ideas. QAWMI means people of mine/ my people.
laysa bee: not in me
dalalatun: misguidance/ the being lost/ straying
Note: the root is Dhad-L-L and it means getting lost as in lost the path or road in concrete terminology. Conceptually, it is used for any form of loosing the path, whether it is the path to a location or to the truth, or to be correct spiritually and so on. The imagery is very strong since loosing the path in the desert can mean near certain death. DALALATUN means the perdition or the being lost or straying or misguidance.
Walakinnee: But I/ but instead I
Rasoolun: messenger/ envoy
Note: RUSULUN is derived from the root R-S-L and it means to envoy someone or a group of people or animals. The concrete word is RASL and it means a group of people or animals that were sent by their owners or senders. RUSULUN means messengers of and is the plural of RASOOL who is the one that is sent and is used to mean the messenger because he was sent by the sender to the receiver.

Min: from
Rabbi: nurturing Lord of
Note: RABBIis derived from the root R-B-B and it means nurturing and Lordship as two components of the meaning that can be present together or one at a time according to the context of the sentence. RABBI is nurturing Lord of.
alAAalameena: the beings/ the factual entities/ all
Note: the root is Ain-L-M and it means knowing/knowledge or knowledge of facts. ALAAaLAMEENA are the knowns and that includes all factual entities.
Salaam all and have a great day


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