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Quran Dictionary - ش و ر


The triliteral root shīn wāw rā (ش و ر) occurs four times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • once as the form III verb shāwir (شَاوِرْ)
  • once as the form IV verb ashārat (أَشَارَتْ)
  • once as the noun shūrā (شُورَىٰ)
  • once as the form VI verbal noun tashāwur (تَشَاوُر)

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 III) - to consult

(3:159:19) washāwir'humand consult them فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ

Verb (form IV) - to point

(19:29:1) fa-ashāratThen she pointed فَأَشَارَتْ إِلَيْهِ قَالُوا كَيْفَ نُكَلِّمُ مَنْ كَانَ فِي الْمَهْدِ صَبِيًّا


(42:38:7) shūrā(are conducted by) consultation وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَىٰ بَيْنَهُمْ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ

Verbal noun (form VI)

(2:233:40) watashāwurinand consultation فَإِنْ أَرَادَا فِصَالًا عَنْ تَرَاضٍ مِنْهُمَا وَتَشَاوُرٍ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا

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