Monday, February 08, 2016


Salaam all,

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلاَ تَوَلَّوْا عَنْهُ وَأَنتُمْ تَسْمَعُونَ

Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo ateeAAoo Allaha warasoolahu wala tawallaw AAanhu waantum tasmaAAoona

The Aya says:
O you who attained faith obey Allah and His messenger and do not move away from Him while you listen.

My personal view:

The aya is one of many in the Qur’an that ask us as the community of the faithful to obey Allah and his messenger and not turn our backs to the message especially in this case if the order is clearly understood.

Translation of the transliterated words:
Ya ayyuha: O you
Allatheena: those who
Amanoo: made themselves safe/ attained faith
Note: the root is Hamza-M-N and it means safe or safety. AMANOO is an action that is derived from the root and that is completed. It means: the action of making the object (not mentioned and therefore the subject and the object can be the same entity here) become safe happened by the subject (third person plural). So, it ends up meaning: they made themselves safe.
ateeAAoo: obey willingly/ comply willingly with/obey
Note: the root is TTa-W-Ain and it means willing compliance or obeying willingly. ATeeAAoo is an order or a request that is addressing a group of people. It means: obey willingly or comply willingly, or just obey.
Allaha: Allah
Warasoolahu: and His messenger/ His envoy
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 is often translated as an addition (and), but inclusion probably covers the meaning a little better. RASOOLAHU 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. RASOOLA means envoy or messenger of. HU means him and points to Allah
Wala: and not/ and do not
Tawallaw: move yourselves
TAWALLAW is derived from the root W-L-Y and it means direction or following direction with some guarantee. It comes close to guardianship. WALI is either the one who is a guardian or the one who receives guardianship of another or both. TAWALLAW is an action that is being comleted or will be completed. It means: the action of dirceting oneself is happening or will be happening by the subject (second person plural).

Aaanhu: from him/ away from Him/ aside from Him
Waantum: while you
tasmaAAoona: listen and concur/ listen and understand
Note: The root is S-M-Ain and and it means hearing or hearing and understanding or knowing and retaining at the same time. It also can mean hearing and approving or concurring at times. TASMaAAooNA is an action that is derived from the root and that is being completed or will be completed. It means: The action hearing and understanding is happening or will be happening by the subject (second person plural)

Salaam all and have a great day


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