ammaa


Examples

يَا صَاحِبَيِ السّجْنِ أَمّا أَحَدُكُمَا فَيَسْقِي رَبّهُ خَمْرًا وَأَمّا الآخَرُ فَيُصْلَبُ فَتَأْكُلُ الطّيْرُ مِن رّأْسِهِ قُضِيَ الأَمْرُ الّذِي فِيهِ تَسْتَفْتِيَان “O two companions of the prison! As for one of you, he (as a servant) will pour out wine for his lord (king or master) to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified and birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which you both did inquire.” – Quran, 12:41

قال طاوس : قلت لابن عباس : ذكروا أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : اغتسلوا يوم الجمعة واغسلوا رءوسكم ، وإن لم تكونوا جنبا وأصيبوا من الطيب. قال ابن عباس : أما الغسل فنعم ، وأما الطيب فلا أدري Tawus Said: I said to Ibn Abbas, “They say that the Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, said: ‘Bathe on Friday and wash your heads, even if not ritually impure, and apply some scent’. Ibn Abbas said, ‘As for the bathing, yes, and as for the the scent, I do not know’ ” – al-Bukhari

أما الناشطون فيقولون إن ما لا يقل عن 120 ألف شخص قتلوا في النزاع لحد الآن As for the activists, they say that at least 120 thousand people have been killed in the conflict so far – BBC News, Arabic

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After أمّا , which introduces the subject matter you wish to say something about, you must prefix ف to what you wish to say about the subject matter, as in all the above examples.