Beginning is with Allah's personal name Ar'Reh'maan Who is The Fountain of Infinite Mercy.









































































Lane Lexicon



























Root: ع ت ق

The Beacon of Guidance

Words from this Root in the Grand Qur'aan:

a) Total occurrences: 2 

b) No of constructions: 1

The basic perception infolded in the Root is to be in the prime of a condition with regard to sanctity, honour, dignity, respect, adoration. Learned Ibn Faris [died 1005] stated that it combines the perception of a state of par excellence [الكرم], precedence, that excites admiration, and antiquity [القِدم]. Lane's Lexicon explains that it means the state of preceding, or having precedence and become safe and secure. The state of emancipation and to become free from the state of slavery.

It is employed to refer to wine kept in a receptacle/jar of which no one has broken the seal upon the mouth of its jar representing its "virginity-sanctity", the state of being untouched and unspoiled. This in fact represents admiration and conviction of its undiluted state for the drinker's point of view, not necessarily the old age of the wine contained therein.

Grand Qur'aan has one word; occurring twice, made from this Root, in the adjectival phrases, i.e.,  as  qualitative description of the House/ , i.e..


  • Thereafter the consumption- disposal of sacrifice they should/may remove respectively their dirt/hair by shaving/ or trimming of hair if bald [as prescribed in 2:196]

  • And they should consciously cause the fulfillment - laying off - alienating their respective vows;

  • And they should affectionately walk - move around elliptically- gyrate around the Sanctified House. [Refer 22:29]

: It is الصفة المشبهة i.e., Adjective resembling participle: Definite; masculine; singular; genitive. The Adjective resembling participle, or termed as Verbal Adjective, is a noun derived from an intransitive verb in order to signify the one who establishes an action with the meaning of permanence. This participle is used to indicate on an attribute for both the active voice as well as the passive. In other words, it is used in place of the active participle as well as the passive participle.

The context is the address to Iebra'heim [علیہ السلام] who raised this First House-[3:96] from foundations for the first time, on a plot/piece of land identified and earmarked for him by Allah, the Exalted.

Be aware of history of that time when Our Majesty had marked the site of the House for acknowledgment by Iebra'heim [علیہ السلام].....

And you pronounce amongst the people for Hajj: Pilgrimage to Ka'aba; [Refer 22:27]

It is, at that point in time of address, a just raised House and obviously such a house is never called and considered ancient. This is Sanctified House and is named as such in 5:97. The fact that it means what is denoted by الكرم as mentioned by Ibne Faris, is manifestly evident immediately by the following declarative statements:

  • This is demonstration of respect for Allah's emblems;, and whoever inclines - incites himself to honour and glorify the Sanctifications of Allah the Exalted, thereby that act is the best for him in the consideration of his Sustainer Lord. [Refer 22:30]

  • This is demonstration of respect for Allah's emblems; and whoever honours the symbolic emblems - Sanctifications of Allah the Exalted;

  • Then indeed that is the reflection of the pietyreverence and fear of Allah embedded in the hearts. [22:32]

  • Advantages up to the DesignatedDetermined Moment of wrapping the universe are ensured in the herbivore mammals for you people;

  • Thereafter their place of sacrifice is towards the Sanctified House. [22:33]

The sanctification, something to be considered and treated in the prime of a condition with regard to sanctity, honour, dignity, respect, adoration, glorification is the basic perception infolded in the Root of:  . With regard to the House: this is specifically declared:

[Purpose also stated in 2:125;3:96;3:97;22:26]

  • Allah the Exalted has appointed and declared Al-Ka'abata, the Sanctified House, enduringly a place of assembly/stay/congregation for the people; [Refer 5:97]

Lane's Lexicon explains that this Root signifies the state of preceding, or having precedence and thereby become safe and secure. Is a place where people should move and be sure of becoming safe and secure?

  • Peculiarity of the First House is that Distinctly indicative pointers are kept therein. The standing place of Iebra'heim [alai'his'slaam, Al-Masjidilha'raam] is therein.

  • And whoever had entered therein he was in a state of amnesty and security.

  • Beware, the Huj: pilgrimage of the House is an obligation upon people for the sake of seeking approval of Allah the Exalted whoever has acquired the capacity and wherewithal to travel for performing Huj.

  • And if someone refused to discharge this obligation,

  • [he caused his own loss] Thereat know it, Allah the Exalted is certainly the Absolutely Independent, not in need from all the peoples. [3:97]

Adjective resembling participle: also denotes meaning of permanence. Is it a confirmed fact? Yes, here is the confirmation of this fact:

  • Undoubtedly the FIRST House appointed on the Earth for the mankind is certainly that which was raised from foundations by Iebra'heim  [علیہ السلام]along with Iesma'eile [علیہ السلام] in the vicinity of locality called Becca [City: Mecca].

  • Its prominent characteristic is that it is perpetuated.

  • And that it is raised above the ground beacon of guidance for the mankind. [3:96]

: Passive Participle: indefinite; masculine; singular; accusative; [Form III]; Root: ب ر ك  . This Root enfolds the basic perception of anything that became firm, steady, steadfast or fixed; remained, continued or stayed in a place, constantly or perseveringly. It reflects permanence and stability, thereby it results in keeping expanding and developing and becoming more and more prominent and obvious for people.

Any fixture, raised above ground rock, monument, building, howsoever antique it might be, does not serve as an Emblem that guides people to direction leading to destination, place of safety and security.

  : It is declared as: for humanity for all times to come. This denotes a fixture, a rock, a visible fixed structure that helps find the direction in a state of bewilderment in the vastness of ocean. This is how it assumes, performs and acts as Guide. It guides people to move towards, Allah the Exalted, since He, the Exalted declares it: "The House of Mine" [Refer (1)2:125(2)22:26].

, "The House of Glory, Sanctity, Honour", which has the specific unique name: is the Beacon of Guidance in the time line. It flashes rays of light in all directions of the universes to show direction to the humanity where should they precede and secure themselves presently and eternally.


Adjective resembling participle: Definite; masculine; singular; genitive. (1) 22:29(2)22:33=2                                                                        الصفة المشبهة:-معرفہ باللام-مجرور-واحد مذكر


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