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Quran Dictionary - ح ل ق


The triliteral root ḥā lām qāf (ح ل ق) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb taḥliqu (تَحْلِقُ)
  • once as the noun ḥul'qūm (حُلْقُوم)
  • once as the form II active participle muḥalliqīn (مُحَلِّقِين)

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 shave

(2:196:12) taḥliqūshave وَلَا تَحْلِقُوا رُءُوسَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ الْهَدْيُ مَحِلَّهُ


(56:83:4) l-ḥul'qūmathe throat فَلَوْلَا إِذَا بَلَغَتِ الْحُلْقُومَ

Active participle (form II)

(48:27:14) muḥalliqīnahaving shaved لَتَدْخُلُنَّ الْمَسْجِدَ الْحَرَامَ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ آمِنِينَ مُحَلِّقِينَ رُءُوسَكُمْ

See Also

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