« on: April 06, 2011, 06:22:53 AM »
The themes and concepts of the underlined words are full of expressive actions.
prayer, supplication, petition: require humility and active request
oration: performance-style speech
eulogy: tribute to someone in speech or writing (remembering past good?)
benediction: asking for general good
commend, bless: say good about
honor, magnify: an attitude/perspective as well as action
To me the odd word is oration which is concerned with its own quality rather than the subject about which the words are spoken. It is "just for show"—to please hearers and the orator himself. (May God forgive us.) Other words in the list above seem to imply at least sincerity.
I think the root saad-lam-waw is significant because it puts the doer in a perpetual subordinate position, paying attention to the one followed and if my personal conclusion is correct then it is a root that that also implies cause and effect. (Maybe? I hope I did not go too far or force a meaning?)
Because as we bring forth, follow closely, walk/follow behind closely, remain attached --the effect is a state where our reaction to what we experience/witness is prayer, supplication, petition, (-oration), eulogy, benediction, commendation, blessing, honour, magnifiy. (Positive)
So if existence is not a state of saad-lam-waw, not establishing salat, the effect is a person ignorant of reality and without inspiration to respond in those ways. (Negative)
This study makes a lot of things clearer and I look forward to everyone’s posts.