In Arabic, the word for gold is thahab which also means to leave.

The word for silver is fidha which is related to fadhi, the Arabic word for empty.

The word for money is mal which relates to flowing.

contemplate that!


4 responses to “Money

  1. I remember Shaykh Ya’qubi telling us that and a bunch of other Arabic Etymological fun things on a side tangent!

  2. Was this at Sheikh Muhyadin because he told this to us too. If you come to Syria in the Summer, we need to hook up!

  3. Wow, this is amazing. I really did not know this.

  4. I wish ;(. In shaa` Allah. No he told us when he was doing ‘Aqidah Tahawwiyah with us soon after that. Unfortunately, his health was not so fair after the khatm of Sahih Muslim and we weren’t good students so we were unable to complete that text. Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakil.

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