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Quran Dictionary - ح ص ب


The triliteral root ḥā ṣād bā (ح ص ب) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun ḥaṣab (حَصَب)
  • four times as the active participle ḥāṣib (حَاصِب)

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.


(21:98:7) ḥaṣabu(are) firewood إِنَّكُمْ وَمَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ حَصَبُ جَهَنَّمَ

Active participle

(17:68:10) ḥāṣibana storm of stones أَفَأَمِنْتُمْ أَنْ يَخْسِفَ بِكُمْ جَانِبَ الْبَرِّ أَوْ يُرْسِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ حَاصِبًا
(29:40:8) ḥāṣibana violent storm فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِ حَاصِبًا وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ أَخَذَتْهُ الصَّيْحَةُ
(54:34:4) ḥāṣibana storm of stones إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ حَاصِبًا إِلَّا آلَ لُوطٍ نَجَّيْنَاهُمْ بِسَحَرٍ
(67:17:9) ḥāṣibana storm of stones أَمْ أَمِنْتُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ أَنْ يُرْسِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ حَاصِبًا

See Also

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