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Quran Dictionary - ف ل ق


The triliteral root fā lām qāf (ف ل ق) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form VII verb infalaqa (ٱنفَلَقَ)
  • once as the noun falaq (فَلَق)
  • twice as the active participle fāliq (فَالِق)

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 VII) - to part

(26:63:8) fa-infalaqaSo it parted فَانْفَلَقَ فَكَانَ كُلُّ فِرْقٍ كَالطَّوْدِ الْعَظِيمِ


(113:1:4) l-falaqi(of) the dawn قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ

Active participle

(6:95:3) fāliqu(is the) Cleaver إِنَّ اللَّهَ فَالِقُ الْحَبِّ وَالنَّوَىٰ
(6:96:1) fāliqu(He is the) Cleaver فَالِقُ الْإِصْبَاحِ وَجَعَلَ اللَّيْلَ سَكَنًا وَالشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ حُسْبَانًا

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