Saturday, March 08, 2014


Salaam all,

Waqala moosa ya firAAawnu innee rasoolun min rabbi alAAalameena
The Aya says:
And Mose said:”O Pharaoh I am indeed an envoy from the nurturing Lord of all”
My personal note:
The WA that preceded the sentence is often used to start a sentence. It also does not have to mean that what comes after it occurred after what is mentioned before it. So linguistically the WAW does not have to signify a sequence in time or space. So, in the previous Aya, it talks about their destruction and we do know that Moses said what he said well before the destruction of Pharaoh and his people.
Translation of the transliterated words:
waqala: and he said/ communicated
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. 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).
Moosa: Moses
ya firAAawnu: O pharaoh
innee: 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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