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Explanation of the word: أشبه

Question

What are the meaning/s of the word: أشبه below?

a) وَرَوَاهُ عبد الرَّزَّاق فِي مُصَنفه عَنهُ مَوْقُوفا وَهُوَ أشبه

b) قَالَ عِيَاض الثَّانِي أشبه بسياق الْبَاب

c) قَوْله وَرَأى بن عُمَرَ كَذَا ثَبَتَ فِي رِوَايَةِ أَبِي ذَرٍّ والأصيل وَغَيْرِهِمَا وَعِنْدَ بَعْضِ الرُّوَاةِ وَرَأَى عُمَرَ بِحَذْفِ بن وَهُوَ أشبه بِالصَّوَابِ

 

Answer

In all the above passages, this word is used to show preference, but with room for correction.

a) The version in Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq [which is mawquf] is being preferred. I would translate that part as: ‘…and it is/seems more closer to the correct view.’

b) Translation: ‘The second is/seems more suited to the context.’

c) Translation:: ‘… and it is/seems closer to the correct [version].’

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar