Sharjah Ruler explains lexical difference of “slaughtering” words

July 07, 2022 / 12:15 AM
Sharjah24: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, explained, during an intervention on “Direct Line” radio programme, the lexical difference between 3 terms, namely “al dhabh” “al aqr” and “al nahri”, in which all mean butchering, enlightening Sharjah Radio’s audience with the richness of the Arabic language.
His Highness the Ruler said that “al dhabh” process is for cows and sheep, but “al aqr” and “al nahri”, are specific to camels, stressing that because of the difficulty of butchering a camel. There are two steps to slaughter a camel. The first is “al aqr” in which the butcher need to cut the two front legs of the camel from between the forearm so that it can fall to its knees, and then take the knife to butcher it which is the second step “al nahir”, noting that “al aqr” and “al nahri” are actually the same.

His Highness recommended careful reading of the Holy Qur’an. “I do not read more than two pages but with contemplation.” His Highness the Ruler said

His Highness stressed that the Arabic language is a great language, and it is the language of the people and not limited to reading and speaking only.
July 07, 2022 / 12:15 AM

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