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Understanding the term 'Ummat'
« on: September 29, 2012, 01:46:37 PM »
Dear Sir,

What is ummat? Is it generation or total human. Can non-human too be described as ummat?

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Re: Understanding the term 'Ummat'
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 01:53:28 PM »
Salamun Alaikum,

‘Ummah’ simply means communities or a group of living beings which possess certain characteristics or circumstances that they have in common. In verse 6:38 even animals and birds have been cited as being in such communities.

I hope that helps, God willing.

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