So what does this word mean ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ
It does not mean ‘world’. The Arab Christian knows this. This is a plural word so will not refer to a singular. The singular is 3alam and this word has two plurals: 3alamoon [this is relevant as it’s ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ in a different case] and 3waalim.
The Hans Wehr dictionary states 3alamoon means: inhabitants of the world, specif. human beings.
Dr Mohsin Khan’s translation of the Verse:
All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the 'Âlamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).
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