20:79

by jawaid ahmed,uk @, Monday, November 12, 2012, 09:12 (1804 days ago) @ Fadil

20:70 Then the debaters fell down prostrating themselves, and exclaimed "We have come to believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses!"

The word in the verse is sujood:-

20:70 Faolqiya alssaharatu sujjadan qaloo amanna birabbi haroona wamoosa

Derived from
س ج د = Siin-Jiim-Dal = lowly, humble, submissive, worship, adore, prostrate, make obeisance, lower/bend oneself down towards the ground, lower the head, to salute/honour/magnify, to pay respect, to stand up, to look continuedly and tranquily.

In the context of the Quran, sujood is used to those who submit to the revelation of Allah, either naturally, from the following verse, or an act of will, as in the case of 20:70.

13:15 Walillahi yasjudu man fee alssamawati waal-ardi tawAAan wakarhan wathilaluhum bialghuduwwi waal-asali
13:15And before Allah bow, willingly or unwillingly, all beings that are in the heavens and earth, as do their shadows in the mornings and evenings (3:82, 41:11).

So the verse should be understood as:-
20:70 The clergy of Pharaoh openly accepted their weakness and exclaimed, "Surely we proclaim our Eiman on the Rabb of Moses and Aaron


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