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Quran Dictionary - ش ر ع


The triliteral root shīn rā ʿayn (ش ر ع) occurs five times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb sharaʿa (شَرَعَ)
  • once as the noun shurraʿ (شُرَّع)
  • once as the noun shir'ʿat (شِرْعَة)
  • once as the noun sharīʿat (شَرِيعَة)

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 ordain

(42:13:1) sharaʿaHe has ordained شَرَعَ لَكُمْ مِنَ الدِّينِ مَا وَصَّىٰ بِهِ نُوحًا وَالَّذِي أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ
(42:21:4) sharaʿūwho have ordained أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَاءُ شَرَعُوا لَهُمْ مِنَ الدِّينِ مَا لَمْ يَأْذَنْ بِهِ اللَّهُ


(7:163:17) shurraʿanvisibly إِذْ تَأْتِيهِمْ حِيتَانُهُمْ يَوْمَ سَبْتِهِمْ شُرَّعًا


(5:48:28) shir'ʿatana law لِكُلٍّ جَعَلْنَا مِنْكُمْ شِرْعَةً وَمِنْهَاجًا


(45:18:4) sharīʿatinan ordained way ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاكَ عَلَىٰ شَرِيعَةٍ مِنَ الْأَمْرِ فَاتَّبِعْهَا

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