Sunday, October 26, 2008

Divine Light Emanating From The Sanctified Oil

bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

according to my other half, my name perhaps came from this verse of Quran, but the real thing is its a wrong-typo. it was supposed to be NURBAITI - light of our house :)

anyways, i think he explained that very well, too, jazakallahu wa khairan katheera :)

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One of the first things that attracted my attention (besides the gun) was the name Nurzaiti. My mind (as I suppose any Arabic knowing person familiar with Quran would have) straight away went to this Aayat.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم....

الله نور السماوات والارض مثل نوره كمشكاة فيها مصباح المصباح في زجاجة الزجاجة كانها كوكب دري يوقد من شجرة مباركة زيتونة لا شرقية ولا غربية يكاد زيتها يضيء ولو لم تمسسه نار نور على نور يهدي الله لنوره من يشاء ويضرب الله الامثال للناس والله بكل شيء عليم.

(النور: 35) صدق الله العظيم

Allah is the Light (Nur) of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil (zait) would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things.

So, in brief (نُوْرُ زَيْت) is the divine light emanating from the sanctified oil of the blessed tree. In other words I could imagine that this name must have been coined by a person well versed in the Quran and dreamed this baby become the source of the divine light.

It could be that you were given this name by chance or as you said by typo mistake, but Arabs say رب رمية من غير رام (many times a right shot is shot by someone who does not know shooting). The also say: رب صدفة خير من ألف ميعاد (many times a coincidental meeting is better than thousand appointments).

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