Aug 7, 2011

Word Precision in the Quran - Verb and Noun usage

Asalamu alaykum all,

The Quran is the word of Allah (swt) and as such is the greatest literally work that mankind has experienced. I want to share one aspect of the Quran which is related to word usage. Specifically I want to mention the difference between verbs and the derived noun from the very same verb. I have produced the following short lesson to demonstrate this subtlety in the Arabic language.

After this preliminary discussion I have chosen 2 verses from the Quran to comment on to highlight this precision.

After watching both videos can you  understand the verb and noun usage in the following verse: 

مَا عِنْدَكُمْ يَنْفَدُ ۖ وَمَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ بَاقٍ

What is with you passes away and what is with Allah is enduring

The verb was used to describe that which one has i.e. the life of this world

The noun (active participle) was used to describe that which Allah (swt) has i.e. the reward in the next life.

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