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Explanation: salam or silm (both convey the same meaning
Mueen Issa Local time: 18:27 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Arabic PRO pts in category: 4
SALAM سلام or SILM سِلم (depending on the context)
Explanation: SALAM is the broader, more resonant term. It can be used almost in every context. Its spiritual implications need no comment, as witnessed by its use as a greeting.
SILM has a narrower range of signification. it simply means the the absence of war or other hostilities, or freedom from quarrels and disagreement.
One last point:
In Arabic, abstract nouns, like "peace," "love," "life," "death," etc., take the definite article "AL". To complicate things just a little further, "AL" is pronounced "AS" when it precedes "SALAM" or "SILM." So you would say, "ASSALAM" or "ASSILM."
Fuad Yahya Works in field Native speaker of: Arabic, English PRO pts in category: 164
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