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Karim
11-01-2010, 07:20 PM
assalamu allaikum wa rahmatu llahi wa barakatuhu
خَلِيفَة (ج. خُلَفَاءُ)
this is for the singular. but what is the female caliph. is it also ==> خَلِيفَة
wa salamu allaikum

adilbarra
11-01-2010, 09:37 PM
BISMIALLAH

as-salamu alayaka my beloved brother in faith,

As you know all the good which exists comes from Allaahu t'aal and all the praises which also exist solely belongs to Allaah; The Mighty and Majestic.

First, the question you asked is very logical which comes from a very intelligent mind; ma sha Allaah.

Second, the perfect verb (in the past tense) {خلف} means: 'he succeeded'.
As you know, the way to produce the active particple (اسم الفاعل) of the pure trilliteral verbs is to follow the pattern: (فاعل); as a result, we get {خالف} which literaly means 'succesor'. It's plural form is the noun you mentioned ( خُلَفَاءُ).

On the other hand, to convert this active particple into a female add the binded/tied 'ta {تاء المربوط}); hence, we get (خالفة). Finally, to render this female active particple noun into it's plural form we elongate the last alif of the word and conclude the noun with the open 'ta'; as a result, we get,(خالفات)

On the contrary, the opposite of this verb is (سلف) which means 'to precede' and it's active particple would mean 'predecessor(s)'. :)

Finally, I hope the above brief information clarifies your well-thought of logical questions. May Allaahu ta'ala reward: Doctor Saahib Abdu Ar-Raheem, Brother Asif Mehrali, and the institute of the language of the Glorious Qur'an for all of their generous efforts. Also, may Allaahu ta'ala allow you to master the: elequent, blessed, and honoured langauge of the Glorious Qur'an, and send many blessings on our beloved Prophet Muhammad wa baraka Allaahu feek.

Allaah knows best.

Aaishah
11-05-2010, 07:51 PM
... add the binded/tied 'ta {تاء المربوط});

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Assalaamu ‘alaikum Br. Adil,

Please note the following spelling correction:

التَّاءُ الْمَرْبُوطَةُ

الْمَرْبُوطَةُ is an adjective for التَّاءُ

As such it is named:

“The Tied Taa”

“The Open Taa” is:

التَّاءُ الْمَفْتُوحَةُ

For a reminder of the two types of taa, please see DVD 1, part B3 by Brother Asif.

Wassalaam

irf2k
11-05-2010, 10:15 PM
assalamu allaikum wa rahmatu llahi wa barakatuhu
خَلِيفَة (ج. خُلَفَاءُ)
this is for the singular. but what is the female caliph. is it also ==> خَلِيفَة
wa salamu allaikum

Assalaamu 'Alaykum

The word خَلِيفَة although ending in التَّاءُ الْمَرْبُوطَةُ it is a masculine noun.

Source ' A Glossary of word used in ...' By Dr. Abdur Rahim. page 65.

I believe there is no feminine for khalipha, as successors of the Prophet (saw) must be male.

Wasalam

adilbarra
11-06-2010, 04:14 AM
...jazakum Allaahu khair'an.:)

Karim
11-11-2010, 02:17 PM
jazakum allah chairan