Qala ya qawmi laysa bee safahatun walakinnee rasoolun min rabbi alAAalameena
He (Hud) responded: “O My people, there is not stupidity in me but I am instead an envory from the Nurturing Lord of all”
My personal note:
This continues the dialogue between Hud and his people.
Translation of the transliterated words:
Qala: He said/ communicated/ 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
safahatun: light brainness/foolishness/ stupidity
Note: the root is S-F-H and it means weighing light or light weight and the light weight can conceptually cover all aspects. In the Qur’an, it is used to mean light weight in the mental and spiritual manner or otherwise. Here, the context points to mental power or mental and psychological power. SAFAHATUN means an act of stupidity or foolishness or any lack of thinking or serious contemplation.
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.
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