The Witness

Derived from

shīn hā dāl

l-shahādati (noun, feminine) = the witnessed, the seen
l-shahādata (noun, feminine) = the testimony
shahida (verb) = to testify, to bear witness

Surah Al-Hud 18

waman  aẓlamu  mimmani  if’tarā  ʿalā  l-lahi  kadhiban  ulāika  yuʿ’raḍūna  ʿalā  rabbihim  wayaqūlu  l-ashhādu  hāulāi  alladhīna  kadhabū  ʿalā  rabbihim
And who is more unjust than he who invents a lie about Allah ? Those will be presented before their Lord, and the witnesses will say, “These are the ones who lied against their Lord.”

alā  laʿnatu  l-lahi  ʿalā  l-ẓālimīna
Unquestionably, the curse of Allah is upon the wrongdoers

Surah Al-Buruj 1-9

wal-samāi dhāti l-burūji
By the sky containing great stars

wal-yawmi l-mawʿūdi
And [by] the promised Day

washāhidin wamashhūdin
And [by] the witness and what is witnessed,

qutila aṣḥābu l-ukh’dūdi
Cursed were the companions of the trench

al-nāri dhāti l-waqūdi
[Containing] the fire full of fuel,

idh hum ʿalayhā quʿūdun
When they were sitting near it

wahum ʿalā mā yafʿalūna bil-mu’minīna shuhūdun
And they, to what they were doing against the believers, were witnesses.

wamā naqamū min’hum illā an yu’minū bil-lahi l-ʿazīzi l-ḥamīdi
And they resented them not except because they believed in Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy,

alladhī lahu mul’ku l-samāwāti wal-arḍi wal-lahu ʿalā kulli shayin shahīdun
To whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. And Allah , over all things, is Witness

Surah Al-‘Adiyat 1-7

wal-ʿādiyāti ḍabḥan
By the racers, panting

fal-mūriyāti qadḥan
and by the producers of sparks when striking

fal-mughīrāti ṣub’ḥan
and the chargers at dawn

fa-atharna bihi naqʿan
stirring up thereby clouds of dust

fawasaṭna bihi jamʿan
arriving thereby in the center collectively

inna l-insāna lirabbihi lakanūdun
Indeed mankind to his Lord is ungrateful

wa-innahu ʿalā dhālika lashahīdun
and indeed, he is to that, a witness

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