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Quran Dictionary - ش ك و


The triliteral root shīn kāf wāw (ش ك و) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb ashkū (أَشْكُوا۟)
  • once as the form VIII verb tashtakī (تَشْتَكِىٓ)
  • once as the noun mish'kat (مِشْكَوٰة)

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 complain

(12:86:3) ashkūI complain قَالَ إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللَّهِ

Verb (form VIII) - to complain

(58:1:9) watashtakīand she directs her complaint سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِي تُجَادِلُكَ فِي زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِي إِلَى اللَّهِ


(24:35:7) kamish'katin(is) like a niche مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ

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