Ever noticed in Arabic that the names Umar is written as
While ‘Amr is written as
Ever wondered why there is a و in ‘Amr’s name and not in Umar?
Well, both names are comprised of the same letters
ع م ر
And in the past, there were no markers like fatha, kasra, dhamma, etc. written on words.
So because both names were spelled the same way it caused confusion when a person read عمر. They didn’t know whether the name Umar or ‘Amr was intended.
To fix this problem they added a و to ‘Amr and it became عمرو.
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