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Quran Dictionary - ف ت ر


The triliteral root fā tā rā (ف ت ر) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb yafturu (يَفْتُرُ)
  • once as the form II verb yufattaru (يُفَتَّرُ)
  • once as the noun fatrat (فَتْرَة)

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 invent

(21:20:5) yafturūnathey slacken يُسَبِّحُونَ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ لَا يَفْتُرُونَ

Verb (form II) - to subside

(43:75:2) yufattaruwill it subside لَا يُفَتَّرُ عَنْهُمْ وَهُمْ فِيهِ مُبْلِسُونَ


(5:19:9) fatratin(after) an interval (of cessation) يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولُنَا يُبَيِّنُ لَكُمْ عَلَىٰ فَتْرَةٍ مِنَ الرُّسُلِ

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