Category Archives: Conceptual Studies

Coverings in Quran

A few words related to coverings: 1. Tha-Ba-3a 2. Kh-T-Ma Advertisements

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Currency in Quran

My very wise friend Ala saw my post on ribaa/oppressive economics in Quran and mentioned these two ayahss to me about currency: Such (being their state), we raised them up (from sleep), that they might question each other. Said one … Continue reading

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Gettings

My friend Qamar pointed out another ayah, thanks to yesterday’s post about ghaith (in 42/28), which uses another word to mean God’s blessing. That word is atha’i and appears in 17/20. This prompted me to think about the words I … Continue reading

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Gender Concepts: 2 words for Menstruation

Q uses TWO words both of which are taken to mean menstruation, mahaidh (2/222) and quroo’i (2/228). It turns out that the word ‘mahaidh’ can mean other things. The verb ‘haadha’ itself means to ‘flow’ but i am unconvinced that it … Continue reading

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Associative Types

Here is the list I have so far: 1. Ummah 2. Aali 3. Ahl 4. Qawm 5. Qabila 6. Shu3ub 7. Ikhwan 8. Shi3ah 9. Hizb 10. Raht 11. Bani 12. Nafra 13. Rihlah 14. Ma3shara 15. Ashab (thanks to … Continue reading

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Momentous Events: Pt 6 (Ch 7)

7/4-9: Qaryah (town) and halak (destroyed) is used. Questioning is mentioned in 6. Their story is being recounted. 8-9 mentions awzan or balances. 14-18: ‘ilaa yawma yab3athoon’ is mentioned 18 mentions jahannam 24-25 : earth is mentioned to be ‘mustaqarr wa mata3an … Continue reading

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Momentous Events: Pt 5 (Ch 5 and 6)

Ch 5/116-120: End time with Isa.  The phrase ‘wa kuntu alaihim shahidan ma dumtu fihim’ (and I was a witness over them while i dwelled with them). Hadha yawm is mentioned (this day) and the sadiqeen (confirmers) will benefit from their confirmation. … Continue reading

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