The trouble is, you think you have time
Great thread idea! May Allah reward the OP for staring this thread.
@shukri9 audio tafsir in Somali? I’m sorry, I have no idea tbh. You’ll probably have to do a website search, not an app. Maybe try the one @TSP posted?
What if false "gods" exist today and they fight for power and wealth all the time?Thanks guys for the feedback.
Today I completed Surah 23 Al-Mu'minoon (The Believers)
My favorite ayat that I want to highlight is one where Allah addresses the disbelievers' false idea of associating other gods with Allah;
91. No son (or offspring or children) did Allah beget, nor is there any ilah (god) along with Him; (if there had been many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified be Allah above all that they attribute to Him!
This is fascinating as Allah delves into how such a false scenario of multiple gods would look like, and why its unreasonable.
Each would have had his own creations, and there would be fights among these (false)gods for superiority
Then Allah ends the ayah, by saying whatever false idols, or gods are attributed to him
He is greater than that. Allahu Akbar
I completed Surah 21 Al-Anbiya (The Prophets) recently. My favorite ayats included a few where Allah speaks about His creation;
16. We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them for a (mere) play .
I see, so regardless of what community the Prophet had come from, the language would have always been Arabic.@kickz
Lisan Al Arab was the dominant language back then much like English is today, according to our classical scholars and historical records the Persian's, Habeshi's and the Egyptian's all spoke it, as did the people in Sham, Yemen and the whole of the Arabian Peninsula.
Hebrew/Aramaic used to be the dominant languages before but those language were dying out much like Latin did in Europe. There was no translators for Salman al Farasi or Negus of Abyssinia, neither for Shuaib al Rumi (The Roman companion)
There were no translators for all those Jewish tribes with the corrupt Torah scattered all across Arabia along with the large Christian groups which much of the Quran discourse is towards and speaks to directly, several Christian delegation from abroad visited the Prophet and cried when they heard the Quran which is captured in verses.
Remember Hebrew/Aramaic which were the dominant language centuries before are not much different from Arabic, the Alphabets are pretty much the same, in fact the Arabic Alphabet and the preservation of root letters with all their meanings was used by a Jew in Morocco in the 8th century to preserve the Hebrew language.
The Quran was revealed in 7 Ahruf (dialects). It was the dominant language at that time in most regions, not some language that was spoken by a handful of Bedouins.
The expectation would be that the revelation is revealed in a dominant language spoken by a large group of people at that time, it wouldn't make much sense if all those Israelite & Christian tribes present didn't speak Arabic for which the quran dedicates a lot of discourse to especially the Israelite's who all congregated in the Arabian peninsula awaiting the final messenger (after being expelled by the Roman's from Palestine)I see, so regardless of what community the Prophet had come from, the language would have always been Arabic.