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#1 User is offline   elisa 

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:40 AM

Sabah el kheir..

i heard a lot of times this expression Sallem Nebi (or something like this) but noone can help when i ask what does mean.
Just i know that Nebi is another name of the prophet Mohamed..
Someone can help me?
Shukran
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 06:41 PM

View Postelisa, on Dec 30 2005, 09:40 AM, said:

Just i know that Nebi is another name of the prophet Mohamed..
Someone can help me?


To my knowledge Nebi is the Arabic translation for a prophet in general.
As Moses is called Nebi Musa.
However I`ve never come across this greeting before.
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 06:53 PM

View Postelisa, on Dec 30 2005, 08:40 AM, said:

Sabah el kheir..

i heard a lot of times this expression Sallem Nebi (or something like this) but noone can help when i ask what does mean.
Just i know that Nebi is another name of the prophet Mohamed..
Someone can help me?
Shukran
Elisa




Hello Elisa,

First, Nabi is not another word for the prophet Mohamed as Nabi is Arabic word which is meaning word Prophet it self so it is for any prophet as Moses is prophet (Nabi) Jesus is prophet (Nabi), Mohammed is a prophet (Nabi). So the translation of prophet is Arabic is NABI. So we call all of them ANBIAA which is the plural of Nabi. And the word are asking about it is common word between Egyptian as it suppose to be SALA ALA EL NABI as it called in English (PBUH) means (peace be on him). As it is way of respect for all prophets so we say Prophet Moses (peace be on him), Prophet Jesus (peace be on him) and Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him). So it is Respect and Polite way before calling their names. As you say, Jesus the Christ. so i hope that you get wat salla (not sllam) Nabi. and manily this for all prophets.

I hope you get it now

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:59 PM

Good explanation from Zahraa.
At the street level, when Sali ala Nabi is said, it can mean one of a few expressions:

1) Calm down, don't be upset.
2) Let's talk it over so we can reach an agreement.
3) Don't be patronizing.

It is one of those wonderful and useful expressions that tell you: You are in Egypt.


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Posted 31 December 2005 - 07:16 AM

Many thanks to all,
now everything is clear!!
Shukran giddan :P
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