I am new to the forum and am looking for help. I am going through a stressful time in my life and have sought the blessing and guidance of an elder. He kindly sent me two duwas, but since I have Surahs memorized and read translations, I have forgotten how to read Arabic. I am sharing links to the duwas. Can you please help me pronounce them? I have e-mailed him with the same request, but since he is so busy, it might be a while till he gets back to me and I want to get started as soon as possible.
I would be very grateful if someone could help me read the duwas.
Thank you in advance.
Here are the links: a) http://imageshack.us/a/img811/1426/dumf.jpg and b) http://imageshack.us/a/img441/6193/top2s.png
Please only answer the post if you are a native speaker of Arabic. I am only interested in native speakers opinions, not even people that have studied Arabic for many years.
The question is simple, the Koran verse 4:34 when talking about disobident wives, it suggest the following action should be taken against them (among other things):
What does this mean?
The traditional translation is that it means to hit them:
YUSUFALI: beat them (lightly)
PICKTHAL: scourge them
SHAKIR: beat them
But I have read a few places online that it could have another meaning not connected with physical violence of any sort. So I was interested in knowing what actual native Arabic speakers think it means and what propertion of native Arabic speakers think it could mean something else.