Sunday, 5 May 2013

Coptic Christian Missionary Deceit

I just came across a blatant lie from a Coptic Christian missionary who in his presentation claimed the words رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  [rabbil3alameen] in the first Verse of Sura Al-Fatiha means ‘Lord of the world’. This is inaccurate. The Coptic Christian missionary (who knows Arabic) was simply distorting the meaning in order to try and form a misguided polemic to fit with his understanding of 2 Corinthians 4:4.

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.

Edward William Lane’s Lexicon states it: signifies the [several] sorts of created beings or things [or all the sorts thereof: or the beings of the universe or of the whole world]

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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