shaa'a

Imperfect يَشَاء
Verbal noun مَشِيْئَة

Examples

قَالُوا ادْعُ لَنَا رَبّكَ يُبَيّن لّنَا مَا هِيَ إِنّ الْبَقَرَ تَشَابَهَ عَلَيْنَا وَإِنّا إِن شَاءَ اللهُ لَمُهْتَدُون They said, “Call upon your Lord for us to make plain to us what it is. Verily to us all cows are alike, And surely, if God wills, we will be guided.” – Quran, 2:70

عن ابن عمر ، قال : أُصَلّي كَما رَأَيْتُ أَصْحابِي يُصَلّون : لا أَنْهى أَحَدًا يُصَلّي بِلَيْلٍ وَلا نَهارٍ ما شَاءَ ، غَيْرَ أَنْ لا تَحَرّوا طُلُوعَ الشّمْسِ ولا غُرُوبَها On the authority of Ibn Umar, he said, “I pray like I’ve seen my companions pray; I don’t forbid anyone from praying whatever he wills by night or by day, but don’t seek out the rising of the sun, nor its setting.” – Bukhari

واستخدام تلك المعلومات اينما شئت وبأي جهاز شئت …using that information wherever you want, and with any device you want. – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

The word شَيء thing is from the root شَاء , which suggests that it denotes things which have been willed (by God) into existence. Some scholars suggested that it could also be used for things which don’t exist, but this is refuted by common Arabic usage, and Quranic verses such as وَإِن مِن شَيْءٍ إِلا يُسَبّحُ بِحَمْدِه there is not a thing but glorifies His praise (Quran 17:44).