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Quran Dictionary - ش غ ل


The triliteral root shīn ghayn lām (ش غ ل) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb shaghalat (شَغَلَتْ)
  • once as the noun shughul (شُغُل)

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 I) - to keep busy

(48:11:6) shaghalatnāKept us busy شَغَلَتْنَا أَمْوَالُنَا وَأَهْلُونَا فَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَنَا


(36:55:6) shughulinwill be occupied إِنَّ أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ الْيَوْمَ فِي شُغُلٍ فَاكِهُونَ

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