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Quran Dictionary - ج ن ف


The triliteral root jīm nūn fā (ج ن ف) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun janaf (جَنَف)
  • once as the form VI active participle mutajānif (مُتَجَانِف)

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.


(2:182:5) janafan(any) error فَمَنْ خَافَ مِنْ مُوصٍ جَنَفًا أَوْ إِثْمًا فَأَصْلَحَ بَيْنَهُمْ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ

Active participle (form VI)

(5:3:56) mutajānifininclining فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ فِي مَخْمَصَةٍ غَيْرَ مُتَجَانِفٍ لِإِثْمٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ

See Also

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