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Quran Dictionary - ط ل ب


The triliteral root ṭā lām bā (ط ل ب) occurs four times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb yaṭlubu (يَطْلُبُ)
  • once as the noun ṭalab (طَلَب)
  • once as the active participle ṭālib (طَّالِب)
  • once as the passive participle maṭlūb (مَطْلُوب)

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 seek

(7:54:18) yaṭlubuhuseeking it ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ يُغْشِي اللَّيْلَ النَّهَارَ يَطْلُبُهُ حَثِيثًا


(18:41:8) ṭalabanto find it أَوْ يُصْبِحَ مَاؤُهَا غَوْرًا فَلَنْ تَسْتَطِيعَ لَهُ طَلَبًا

Active participle

(22:73:27) l-ṭālibu(are) the seeker لَا يَسْتَنْقِذُوهُ مِنْهُ ضَعُفَ الطَّالِبُ

Passive participle

(22:73:28) wal-maṭlūbuand the one who is sought وَالْمَطْلُوبُ

See Also

Language Research Group
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