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    Posted: 08 September 2016 at 2:39am
This is a new video series from Bayyinah Institute in the US, presented by Ustadh Adam Jamal.

It is an excellent initiative to make Muslims better understand the Qur'an, through a deeper understanding of the words of the Qur'an.

In the first episode, brother Adam explains the word "Rabb" in Chapter 1:


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Ustadh Adam Jamal in this video continues with his approach on looking at the impact of a single word on a verse in the Qur'an.

In the second episode, brother Adam explains the word "Aanastum" in Chapter 4, Verse 6 which relates to the right time for giving orphans their wealth once one perceives in them maturity.

The word aanastum is mentioned here and explained to resemble the case of a gazelle who as soon as it senses danger, lifts its ears attentively to check where the danger is coming from.

In the same way, those who are responsible for orphans must give them control of their wealth as soon as they sense that they are mature enough to manage it, as if they don't they will be in great danger of committing injustice.

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One Word with Adam Jamal - “Estahwadha” Surat Al-Mujaadilah, Aya 19

In this aya, Allah talks about how shaytan overwhelms people so they forget the remembrance of Allah.

The word denotes that the work of shaytan doesn’t succeed overnight. In a snowball effect, his constant whispers eventually make us lose our way and as we continue to sin, our hearts become engulfed in darkness if we allow him in.

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One Word with Adam Jamal - "Assarru": Surat Nouh, Aya 7

Prophet Nouh complains to Allah from his people who refuse to heed God’s message by making an analogy, through the word “assarru”, between them and a stubborn seed, which refuses to grow despite being given the right amount of water, sun and soil.

From this incident we learn not to be stubborn and to remove arrogance from our hearts when we get advice.

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One Word with Adam Jamal - "Fansalakha" Surat al-A'raaf, Aya 175

In this aya, the word “fansalakha” is used by Allah to describe the actions of those who detach themselves from the guidance of Allah, leaving themselves open to the pursuit of shaytan.

The Arabs also used this word to refer to taking off one’s garments, which adds an extra layer of meaning that those who shun Allah’s message are left defenseless and unprotected from the elements.

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"Ijtanibu" Surat Al-Hujuraat, Aya 12

The word “ijtanaba” is usually translated as “avoid”, but a deeper look at its root, (jamb) reveals that the word also denotes closeness and appeal.

When Allah tells us to avoid suspicion, He is also saying that he has forbidden it for a reason and that we must avoid it despite its appeal, popularity and the ease with which we can fall into its trap.

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"Alkaadhimina": Surat Aali Imran, Aya 134

In this aya Allah describes those who have taqwa, those who seek Allah’s protection, as people who control their anger and forgive. These are the people Allah loves.

The word “kaadhem” is used to refer to the action of swallowing food, so when Allah uses it here, He is emphasizing that He loves those who not only control their anger, but swallow it completely, leaving no trace of it in their heart.

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Yakhrusun": Surat Yunus, Aya 66

Describing the disbelievers in this aya, Allah says that all they do is follow their suspicions and “wild guess” (yakhrusuun).

The Arabs used this word to describe a person standing beneath a date palm, trying to guess how many dates are in the tree.

Allah is saying that these people do the same when it comes to faith. Instead of following His clear revelation, they occupy themselves with trying to guess the nature of Allah and what He wants from us.

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"Ta'am" Surat Al-Ma'aun, Aya 3

In his description of those who deny the revelation, Allah says that they do not “encourage the feeding of the poor”.

However, He does not use the verb “to feed” here, rather He uses the noun “food” (ta’am), which adds an important nuance.

Allah is saying that “giving the poor their food” is not an act of charity, it is giving them what they are due, what is rightfully theirs according to His laws.


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"Yadrib" Surat Al-Baqarah, Aya 26

In the early parts of Surat Al-Baqarah, Allah says that he is not embarrassed to give an example of even the minutest of his creations like a mosquito.

Whenever Allah wants to give an example in the Quran, He pairs it with the word “yadrib”, which literally means to “strike” or “hit”.

The impact of this is to make us pay attention as He strikes us with such manifestations of His omnipotence.

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Wahaba, Surah Ali-Imran Aya 8

The word “wahaba” means to give without any expectation of repayment.

In the Quran, it usually refers to giving a Prophet an unexpected child.

In Surah Ali 'Imran it’s a different use. Here, the believers ask Allah for mercy and admit that this mercy can never be repaid.


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Ayah

Verses in the Quran are called ayah because they point to Allah.

What happens if we violate a sign of Allah?

In the story of Prophet Saleh (PBUH) in Surah Hud, he tells his people not to disturb the camel because it is a sign of Allah.

When they killed it, they incurred Allah’s wrath.

The lesson here is that when Allah calls something a sign, that thing cannot be destroyed or violated, whether it’s our marriage or our natural environment.

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