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Quran Dictionary - س ف ر

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The triliteral root sīn fā rā (س ف ر) occurs 12 times in the Quran, in five derived forms:

  • once as the form IV verb asfara (أَسْفَرَ)
  • twice as the noun asfār (أَسْفَار)
  • seven times as the noun safar (سَفَر)
  • once as the noun safarat (سَفَرَة)
  • once as the form IV active participle mus'firat (مُّسْفِرَة)

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 IV) - to brighten

(74:34:3) asfarait brightens وَالصُّبْحِ إِذَا أَسْفَرَ

Noun

(34:19:5) asfārināour journeys فَقَالُوا رَبَّنَا بَاعِدْ بَيْنَ أَسْفَارِنَا وَظَلَمُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ
(62:5:11) asfāranbooks كَمَثَلِ الْحِمَارِ يَحْمِلُ أَسْفَارًا

Noun

(2:184:9) safarina journey فَمَنْ كَانَ مِنْكُمْ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ
(2:185:23) safarina journey وَمَنْ كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ
(2:283:4) safarina journey وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ وَلَمْ تَجِدُوا كَاتِبًا فَرِهَانٌ مَقْبُوضَةٌ
(4:43:25) safarina journey وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ مَرْضَىٰ أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ أَوْ جَاءَ أَحَدٌ مِنْكُمْ مِنَ الْغَائِطِ أَوْ لَامَسْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَلَمْ تَجِدُوا مَاءً فَتَيَمَّمُوا
(5:6:27) safarina journey وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ مَرْضَىٰ أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ أَوْ جَاءَ أَحَدٌ مِنْكُمْ مِنَ الْغَائِطِ أَوْ لَامَسْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَلَمْ تَجِدُوا مَاءً فَتَيَمَّمُوا
(9:42:5) wasafaranand a journey لَوْ كَانَ عَرَضًا قَرِيبًا وَسَفَرًا قَاصِدًا لَاتَّبَعُوكَ
(18:62:10) safarināour journey لَقَدْ لَقِينَا مِنْ سَفَرِنَا هَٰذَا نَصَبًا

Noun

(80:15:2) safaratin(of) scribes بِأَيْدِي سَفَرَةٍ

Active participle (form IV)

(80:38:3) mus'firatun(will be) bright وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ مُسْفِرَةٌ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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