An excerpt from the lyrics for a song called "Mountains of Makkah" sung by Zain Bhikha

Oh Mountains of Makkah, what can you say
Of the day that Ibrahim passed your way?
And He was instructed by God to build
A House of peace where people will pray

How do you understand passed your way?

  • 2
    Went near where you were. Think of it as "passed by your house"
    – mgb
    Apr 6, 2014 at 20:13
  • Yes; it's probably unhelpful to think of 'passed your way' as the same sort of verb + direct object construction as 'passed your school'. Apr 6, 2014 at 21:31
  • Pass.
    – Matt Ellen
    Apr 7, 2014 at 10:05
  • I undestand the literal meaning: Ibrahim passed your way = Ibrahim "went across" your "path for travelling along".
    – Nico
    Apr 8, 2014 at 15:40

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To pass someone's way means to pass nearby or in their vicinity. Here the author wants to ask mountains that what can they say of the day when Ibrahim passed nearby or in their vicinity. Maybe, Ibrahim passed their way as in his journey.

A forum thread here about the phrase.

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