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Al Hajj, and the three, famous prohibitions.
« on: December 31, 2013, 01:30:28 AM »
Salaam.

In an earlier topic, I had written:

"Even like 'Like feathers flock together', we have, in Al Qur'an, like categories clubbed together in groups."

I had even promised to continue the thread as a new topic.

In 2:197, we have the three famous prohibitions, to be observed during Hajj.

They are:

(1)   The signalling towards the wife regarding the desire for sex.

(2)   The calling one another by names of reproach.

(3)   Heated arguments.

Grammatically, since the construction entails the L of prohibition before indefinite nouns, the prohibition spans the entire range of the meaning of each of the things prohibited. 

Meaning, for example, all kinds of heated arguments are prohibited, irrespective of the degree of vehemence.

In (1), the Arabic word used, also means actual sex with the wife, as the range of its meaning extends to sexual intercourse as such.

But since intercourse with one’s wife is not normally forbidden, this special, temporary prohibition is likely to be forgotten, or, its importance likely to be underestimated. Therefore its special mention.

The Deadly Sins that are obviously understood, and apply, irrespective of any occasion, always remain guarded against by the Believer, howsoever.

Therefore, since the grammatical construction entails the entire range of each of the prohibitions, it means, that, on the occasion of Al Hajj, the prohibition encompasses even the least of the range of meanings of each of the prohibitions.

Thus we see that there is a sort of likeness among these threesome here in 2:197, somewhat like in the threesome in 49:12.

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A. Ismail Sait.

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Re: Al Hajj, and the three, famous prohibitions.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 09:09:43 PM »
w/salaam,

(2)   The calling one another by names of reproach.


How did you determine the meaning for the above?

I understand it as wickedness/transgression.

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Re: Al Hajj, and the three, famous prohibitions.
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 04:15:06 AM »
Salaam.

The word here (2:197) is indefinite, and has the L of negation before it. Therefore it covers all kinds of transgressions, from the least, to the most intense.

The most intensive meaning is contained in the group of three deadly sins mentioned in 49:7, where all the three in the group, which includes Al Fusooq, have the intensive meaning in common - a group of like categories.

But, in 2:197, the group consists of a threesome, each consisting of it's respective, least intensive meaning.

The least intensive meaning of fusooq is to call by name(s) of reproach, as in (49:11)

Although the threesome in (2:97) cover all grades of what each word means, their least intensive meaning is prominent in the verse, because of the context.

Meaning, although normally, any advances towards the wife, or a name of reproach regarding a person you mention to a third person just to specify the person without any malicious intent on your part, or any argument that may get obviously heated, may not, or cannot be consciously and cautiously avoided, the strict avoidance of this threesome is a vital necessity in Hajj, considering the precarious nature of the Hajj congregation. Therefore, the threesome, even in their least intensive meaning, are forbidden.

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A. Ismail Sait.

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Re: Al Hajj, and the three, famous prohibitions.
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 04:40:55 PM »
Salaam.

In my last post, in the last but one paragraph, I had written by oversight:

"Although the threesome in (2:97)..."

The (2:97) should be changed into (2:197).

Thanks.

A. Ismail Sait.