KUTUB (كُتُبٌ) = BOOKS/SCRIPTURES
- KUTUB (كُتُبٌ) = BOOKS/SCRIPTURES(kaf, ta', ba')
Fiha kutubun qayyimah
98:3 Containing correct scriptures
فِيهَا كُتُبٌ قَيِّمَةٌ____________________________________________________________
ATHARNA (أَثَرْنَ ) = THEY STIMULATE*
(hamzah on alif, tha', ra', nun)
ATHARA (أثار) = HE STIMULATES
(hamzah on the alif, tha', alif, ra')
*This is conjugated in the female plural. Non-human plurals in Arabic ( e.g. books, steeds, dogs, etc.) are conjugated using the female singular or, less commonly but as in this ayah, in the female plural. This verb is to stimulate something, in this case, to stimulate or provoke dust. To stimulate dust then as in this case is to raise it up, thus the translation below.
100:4 Fa atharna bihi naq`an
And raise the dust in clouds the while
فَأَثَرْنَ بِهِ نَقْعًا____________________________________________________________
Alahumma infa`ni bima `allamtani wa `allamni ma yanfa`uni!
OH ALLAH! Make useful for me what You taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me!
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