Tuesday, December 4, 2012

كلَُ جَمْعٍ مُؤنْثٌ

بسم الله

One day a king is having some discussion with his ministers in the palace. In a rush an army commander ran into the king and said "Your highness,  a جمع of enamy soldiers are heading to our land" . ( meaning: a group of enamy soldier is heading to our land ). Calmly the king said "Don't worry, كلَُ جَمْعٍ مُؤنْثٌ " ( meaning: Don't worry, for every جمع is one lady )   BTW. Pretty much the chain of narrations  of this story is like this... Dr. V -> Bro Asif -> LQ Toronto video -> أنا

Thus said for every plural of غير عاقل nouns, we treat it as female singular noun! This is also know as irrational nouns or unintelligent noun . Accroding to Dr. V book and Bro Asif video, anything is not human, angle, genie and devil are غير عاقل

Let see some sample.
A book is كِتَابٌ
A حمع or plural of كتاب is كُتُبٌ

هذا كتاب. هو جميل
هذه كتب. هي جميلة

 والله أعلم