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Quran Dictionary - ع ي ل


The triliteral root ʿayn yā lām (ع ي ل) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun ʿaylat (عَيْلَة)
  • once as the active participle ʿāil (عَآئِل)

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.


(9:28:16) ʿaylatanpoverty وَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ عَيْلَةً فَسَوْفَ يُغْنِيكُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ إِنْ شَاءَ

Active participle

(93:8:2) ʿāilanin need وَوَجَدَكَ عَائِلًا فَأَغْنَىٰ

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