Monthly Archives: May 2012

The article of reflection

The definite article al- (alif and lām) in Arabic can denote several different things. One of its uses is to direct the reader’s or listener’s attention to the origin of a particular word. Most personal names had a known original … Continue reading

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Ibrah – lesson

لَقَدْ كَانَ فِي قَصَصِهِمْ عِبْرَةٌ لأُوْلِي ٱلأَلْبَابِ Verily there is in their stories a lesson for people of understanding (Q. 12: 111). The Qur’an contains many stories about historical events and people. Obviously, these stories only account for a very … Continue reading

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