Archive for November 21st, 2007

He could have made you one congregation

Posted by Pelgrim on 21st November 2007

Quran 5, 48 Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD’s revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had GOD willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To GOD is your final destiny - all of you - then He will inform you of everything you had disputed.

translation Khalifa

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the spirit of man is the light of the LORD

Posted by Pelgrim on 21st November 2007

Prov 20, 27 The spirit [neshamah] of man [adam] [is] the candle/lamp/light [niyr] of YHWH, searching all the inward parts of the belly [beten].

Nashamah from the hebrew root nasham, to pant as a woman in travail, labour

Adam formed from adamah, earth substance 

Niyr, to glisten, shine by reflection with a sparkling luster from the hebrew root ner probably identical with that of H5216, through the idea of the gleam of a fresh furrow, to break up [the ground], freshly plough or till.

Beten - belly, womb, body, the inside parts, the innermost parts.

a) belly, abdomen

1) as seat of hunger

2) as seat of mental faculties

3) of depth of Sheol (fig.)

b) womb

Psalm 18, 28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

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