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Quran Dictionary - ل ز م


The triliteral root lām zāy mīm (ل ز م) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • three times as the form IV verb alzama (أَلْزَمَ)
  • twice as the noun lizām (لِزَام)

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 IV) - to compel, to make adhere

(11:28:16) anul'zimukumūhāshould We compel you (to accept) it أَنُلْزِمُكُمُوهَا وَأَنْتُمْ لَهَا كَارِهُونَ
(17:13:3) alzamnāhuWe have fastened to him وَكُلَّ إِنْسَانٍ أَلْزَمْنَاهُ طَائِرَهُ فِي عُنُقِهِ
(48:26:17) wa-alzamahumand made them adhere وَأَلْزَمَهُمْ كَلِمَةَ التَّقْوَىٰ وَكَانُوا أَحَقَّ بِهَا وَأَهْلَهَا


(20:129:7) lizāmanan obligation وَلَوْلَا كَلِمَةٌ سَبَقَتْ مِنْ رَبِّكَ لَكَانَ لِزَامًا وَأَجَلٌ مُسَمًّى
(25:77:12) lizāmanthe inevitable (punishment) فَقَدْ كَذَّبْتُمْ فَسَوْفَ يَكُونُ لِزَامًا

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