Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Language Notes' started by abu Hasan, Apr 23, 2008.
it is actually a hindi word amar. meaning 'everlasting' or 'forever'.
naturally the waw is only seen in a nominative position. in accusative and genitive positions the words in a non-diacritic would look the same.
Is amr a hindu name as well? or is it of a different spellin?
actually harakaat were added quite very late in arabic and only for ajamis, therefore to distinguish between `umar and `amr a slient waw is written at the end with `amr
the waw on 'amr is the qaida of 'adl in nahw.
`umar and `amr are both proper (as in correct) names.
the second khalifa is sayyiduna `umar raDiyallahu `anhu written عمر in arabic.
a few sahaba are named `amr among whom `amr ibn al-`aS radiyallahu anhu is very prominent. some people in the subcontinent mispronounce this name as `amru or `umru because of the additional silent waw written in front (probably to differentiate) between the two names. in arabic: عمرو
the name of RasulAllah's sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam worst enemy among the quraysh, abu jahl, was also named `amr: `amr ibn hisham.
RasulAllah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam prayed: 'allahumma a'iyizzi'l islam bi `umar ibn al-khattab aw bi `amr ibn hisham' / o Allah, give strength to islam by the islam of `umar ibn al-khattab or `amr ibn hisham (abu jahl).
Allah ta'ala knows best.
what is the correct pronunciation? [as in the name of the second caliph]