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Quran Dictionary - ن ف ل


The triliteral root nūn fā lām (ن ف ل) occurs four times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the noun anfāl (أَنفَال)
  • twice as the noun nāfilat (نَافِلَة)

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.


(8:1:3) l-anfālithe spoils of war يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَنْفَالِ
(8:1:5) l-anfāluThe spoils of war قُلِ الْأَنْفَالُ لِلَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ


(17:79:5) nāfilatan(as) additional وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهِ نَافِلَةً لَكَ
(21:72:5) nāfilatan(in) addition وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُ إِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ نَافِلَةً وَكُلًّا جَعَلْنَا صَالِحِينَ

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