Posted 09 April 2006 - 01:18 AM
Not really two different meanings, Sis Laraib. Before the birth of Lady Fatima (pbuher) the Prophet had only two sons, but they had died very young. When the Prophet (pbuhim) started spreading the message of Islam, there were many enemies around; and those who didn't believe in the message being spread started calling the Prophet "Abar", meaning an animal with no tail. They were calling him this because he had no children to carry on his family.
So, when Lady Fatima was born, Surah Kauthar was revealed. When they asked the Prophet what Kauthar meant, he responded that it was a stream in heaven and the man who would give water from that stream to the believers was Imam Ali Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã. He then said that Kauthar also meant abundance, and the birth of Lady Fatima meant that, through her, his descendants would be in abundance.
Continuing from where Al^Tareeq*Al^Mustaqeem left off, the promise of Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì was assuredly true because today, there are many descendants of the Prophet i.e. Sayeeds, while there is nobody who asserts to be a descendant of the unbelievers of Quraish. Hence those who opposed the Prophet, were those who became the rightful owners of the word "Abtar".