g h u r a b a . i n f o
(d. 395) that it is an original Arabic word. The latter added that, regarding its definition, it is well-known.
] is cannabis rope.
] is a thin rope, tightly wound, made from a hard fiber likecannabis.
This is opposed to
], which is a rope made from coarse cannabis.
ونوخد اىتحجلايم طخا
And they shall not enter Jannah
until the J-M-L
passes through the needle’s eye (7:40)
The common recitation has the vowels of J-M-L as
, meaning “male camel”. It was also recited as
according to Ibn Jinni (d. 392)
by Ibn ‘Abbas, Sa’id
Jubair, Mujahid, Sha’bi, Abu ‘Ala
BinShakhir and Abu Raja.
said, “If a bond is made of leather, it is calle
]. If made of wood, it is called
]. If made of metal, it is called
]. If made of rope orcannabis, it is called
There is an Arabic adage that states, “
I have no
in this matter”. Ibn Anbari
means: I have nothing to benefit me or
to repel harm”. So
is something that, according to theArabs, benefits and repels harm. Specifically, it is a rope made of cannabis fastened to two sides of abucket to protect the main rope from getting wet.
It was narrated that Subaih heard Makhul (d. 115±) say,
when treating his animal’s hoof injury, “In theName of Allah: You are the Protector, the Healer, the Lasting.” Subaih said, “
He would then knot a newthread of cannabis or hair and fasten it to the animal
] is another type of rope made from cannabis fiber.
Marari was a familial name, indicatingthat the patriarch was a maker or vendor of
. A number of narrators belonged to this family.
Isma’il Marari narrated from Malik and ‘Abd Allah
Bin Muhammad the Qadi narratedfrom him.
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