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Quran Dictionary - ح ر ض


The triliteral root ḥā rā ḍād (ح ر ض) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the form II verb ḥarriḍi (حَرِّضِ)
  • once as the noun ḥaraḍ (حَرَض)

The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Verb (form II) - to urge, to encourage

(4:84:9) waḥarriḍiAnd encourage فَقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ لَا تُكَلَّفُ إِلَّا نَفْسَكَ وَحَرِّضِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
(8:65:3) ḥarriḍiUrge يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ حَرِّضِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَى الْقِتَالِ


(12:85:8) ḥaraḍanfatally ill قَالُوا تَاللَّهِ تَفْتَأُ تَذْكُرُ يُوسُفَ حَتَّىٰ تَكُونَ حَرَضًا أَوْ تَكُونَ مِنَ الْهَالِكِينَ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds