أفضل الدعاء

sinan gul

Banned
Urdu
In the hadith أفضل الذكر لا إله إلا الله، وأفضل الدعاء الحمد لله why is the word دعاء used instead of أدعية? When you use a superlative form followed by a noun, the noun has to be plural, like أجمل البنات I think.
 
  • momai

    Senior Member
    Ar
    I am not sure perhaps because دعاء is a construct while بنت is not. BTW, It is the same reason why it is ذكر not أذكار.
     
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    Samer11

    Member
    Arabic - Najd
    Dosen't الدعاء here act as a collective noun, if I got the terminology right?
    It is very common to use الدعاء where الأدعية would not be ungrammatical either.
     
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