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Quran Dictionary - م ح ص


The triliteral root mīm ḥā ṣād (م ح ص) occurs twice in the Quran as the form II verb yumaḥḥiṣa (يُمَحِّصَ). 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 II) - to purify, to purge

(3:141:1) waliyumaḥḥiṣaAnd so that may purify وَلِيُمَحِّصَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَمْحَقَ الْكَافِرِينَ
(3:154:68) waliyumaḥḥiṣaand that He may purge وَلِيَبْتَلِيَ اللَّهُ مَا فِي صُدُورِكُمْ وَلِيُمَحِّصَ مَا فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ

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