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How do we translate الأرض

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1 How do we translate الأرض on Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:15 am

As there is one Earth would the word be Al-Ar'du (الأرض ) or Ar'dun (أرض) but definite with regards to the sentence the Earth is spacious? Homework lesson 4

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2 Re: How do we translate الأرض on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:40 pm

Nurjahan

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I'm not too sure of the answer, but I would think of it as simmilar to the english language i.e. we don't say 'a earth but the earth' whereas with names they are definite by nature so we dont say 'the Muhammad' but Muhammad.

Does that make sense?

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3 Re: How do we translate الأرض on Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:21 pm

Assalamu Alaikum

Yes I agree with you. Ustaad answered this question in class. أرض means land whereas الأرض refers to the Earth. Just like in arabic Madinah means city but Al-Madinah refers to the City of the Prophet (S). I'm sure that's what was mentioned in the revision session

Jazakillahu Khayran

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