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Verses 2:142-145
By:jawaid ahmed, uk
Date: Friday, 4 May 2012, 2:27 pm
In Response To: Verses 2:142-145 (Muhammad Rafi Karachi)

Before brother Damon tells us off, here is my humble answer to what you have written.

Abraham was not praying towards the sky but was looking for the Ultimate Answer to his questions. He was give Divine Revelation which required him to follow this, to do sujood- complete obedience. This does not require a compass point, as pointed out in my above post, but a ‘thinking’ point. Have we not heard that every home is a masjid? There everyone will be living Quran, thinking and using reason to solve the problems life presents us; the way of Abraham who reasoned that the way of his ancestors was not acceptable.

س ج د = Siin-Jiim-Dal = lowly, humble, submissive, worship, adore, prostrate, make obeisance, lower/bend oneself down towards the ground, lower the head, to salute/honour/magnify, TO PAY RESPECT, TO STAND UP, to look continuedly and tranquily.
MSJD - parts of a man that are the places of SJD, e.g. forehead/nose/hands/knees/feet etc. Any mode/place/practice in which the act of SJD is done.
sajada vb. (1)
perf. act. 2:34, 4:102, 7:11, 15:30, 17:61, 18:50, 20:116, 38:73
impf. act. 3:113, 7:12, 7:206, 13:15, 15:33, 16:49, 17:61, 22:18, 25:60, 27:24, 27:25, 38:75, 41:37, 55:6, 84:21
impv. 2:34, 3:43, 7:11, 17:61, 18:50, 20:116, 22:77, 25:60, 41:37, 53:62, 76:26, 96:19
n.vb. 48:29, 50:40, 68:42, 68:43
pcple. act. (sajid, pl. sajidun, sujjad, sujud) 2:58, 2:125, 4:154, 7:11, 7:120, 7:161, 9:112, 12:4, 12:100, 15:29, 15:31, 15:32, 15:98, 16:48, 17:107, 19:58, 20:70, 22:26, 25:64, 26:46, 26:219, 32:15, 38:72, 39:9, 48:29
masjid n.m. (pl. masajid) 2:114, 2:144, 2:149, 2:150, 2:187, 2:191, 2:196, 2:217, 5:2, 7:29, 7:31, 8:34, 9:7, 9:17, 9:18, 9:19, 9:28, 9:107, 9:108, 17:1, 17:1, 17:7, 18:21, 22:25, 22:40, 48:25, 48:27, 72:18
LL, V4, p: 31, 32

و ج ه = Waw-Jiim-ha = to face/encounter/confront, face, will, course/purpose/OBJECT ONE IS PURSUING, place/direction one is going/looking, way of a thing, consideration/regard.
Wajjahtu (prf. 1st. p. sing. II.): I turned or set formerly, have turned with devotion.
Yuwajjih (imp. 3rd. p. m. sing. juss. II): Sends.
Tawajjaha (prf. 3rd. p. m. sing. V.): Turned; Proceeded.
Wajiihan (adj.): Honourable; Held in high repute; Worthy of regard; Illustrious.
Wajhun (n.): Face; Continance; Qiblah; Direction; Heart, Soul; Oneself; Break or appear as part; In accordance with a fact; Sake; Way; Desired way; Object; Motive; Deed or action to which a person directs his attention; Favour; Whole being, Purpose.
Wujuuh (n. plu.): Wijhatun (n.): Direction.

wajh n.m. (pl. wujuh) 2:112, 2:115, 2:144, 2:144, 2:144, 2:149, 2:150, 2:150, 2:177, 2:272, 3:20, 3:72, 3:106, 3:106, 3:106, 3:107, 4:43, 4:47, 4:125, 5:6, 5:6, 5:108, 6:52, 6:79, 7:29, 8:50, 10:26, 10:27, 10:105, 12:9, 12:93, 12:96, 13:22, 14:50, 16:58, 17:7, 17:97, 18:28, 18:29, 20:111, 21:39, 22:11, 22:72, 23:104, 25:34, 27:90, 28:88, 30:30, 30:38, 30:39, 30:43, 31:22, 33:66, 39:24, 39:60, 43:17, 47:27, 48:29, 51:29, 54:48, 55:27, 67:22, 67:27, 75:22, 75:24, 76:9, 80:38, 80:40, 83:24, 88:2, 88:8, 92:20
wajih n.m. (adj) 3:45, 33:69
wijhah n.f. 2:148
wajjaha vb. (2) perf. act. 6:79
impf. act. 16:76
tawajjaha vb. (5) perf. act. 28:22
Lane's Lexicon, Volume 8, pages: 304, 305

ق ب ل = Qaf-Ba-Lam = to accept/admit/receive/agree, meet anyone, to face/encounter someone/something, advance/approach, correspond, counteract/compare/requite/compensate, the front part (12:26), ACCEPT WITH APPROVAL, show favour.
qablu - before/formerly,
qubulun - the fore-part, face to face, before, plural of qabilum,
qibalun - power, side, part,
qiblah - towards, in the direction of, facing, alongside,
qiblatun - anything before, opposite, the point in the direction of which prayer is performed, the Ka'bah at Makkah, a place of worship,
qabulun - favourable reception, gracious acceptance,
qabilun - tribe, host, plural qabilatun,
qabailun - tribe,
aqbala - to come near, draw near, approach, turn towards, rush upon,
taqabbala - to accept,
mutaqabilun - opposite to, facing one another,
mustaqbilun - proceeding towards, heading towards.
qabila vb. (1)
impf. act. 9:104, 24:4, 42:25
impf. pass. 2:48, 2:123, 3:85, 3:90, 3:91, 9:54
n.vb. 3:37
pcple. act. 40:3
qabil n.f. (pl. qaba'il) 7:27, 49:13
qabil n.m. 17:92
qibal n.m. or preposition. 2:177, 27:37, 57:13, 70:36
qiblah n.f. 2:142, 2:143, 2:144, 2:145, 2:145, 2:145, 10:87
qubul n.m. 6:111, 12:26, 18:55
aqbala vb. (4)
perf. act. 12:71, 12:82, 37:27, 37:50, 37:94, 51:29, 52:25, 68:30
impv. 28:31
taqabbala vb. (5)
perf. act. 3:37
impf. act. 5:27, 46:16
impv. 2:127, 3:35, 14:40
perf. pass. 5:27, 5:36
impf. pass. 5:27, 9:53
taqabala vb. (6) pcple. act. 15:47, 37:44, 44:53, 56:16
istaqbala vb. (10) pcple. act. 46:

Messages In This Thread

Verses 2:142-145
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 12:13 am
Verses 2:142-145
Muhammad Rafi Karachi -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 6:15 am
Verses 2:142-145
jawaid ahmed, uk -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum and the Qur'an
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 4:26 pm
We will be more careful
Moderators -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 6:05 pm
Re: Verses 2:142-145
Muhammad Rafi Karachi -- Sunday, 6 May 2012, 5:23 am
One example right here
*CEO, Arif Shamim, Karachi -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 4:47 pm
About the Qiblah in Makkah
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 8:30 am
About the Qiblah in Makkah
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 8:26 pm
Masjids Quba and Qiblatain
Bilal Jamil, Oman -- Saturday, 5 May 2012, 5:31 am
Verses 2:142-145
Shah Nawaz Lahore -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 9:54 pm
Suspicious building
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 10:24 pm
Verses 2:142-145 - The understanding is fine
Dr Gemal Shukri, Al-Azhar, Cairo -- Friday, 4 May 2012, 10:51 pm