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Quran Dictionary - ن س خ


The triliteral root nūn sīn khā (ن س خ) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb yansakhu (يَنسَخُ)
  • once as the form X verb nastansikhu (نَسْتَنسِخُ)
  • once as the noun nus'khat (نُسْخَت)

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 abolish, to abrogate

(2:106:2) nansakhWe abrogate مَا نَنْسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنْسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا
(22:52:16) fayansakhuBut Allah abolishes فَيَنْسَخُ اللَّهُ مَا يُلْقِي الشَّيْطَانُ ثُمَّ يُحْكِمُ اللَّهُ آيَاتِهِ

Verb (form X) - to transcribe

(45:29:8) nastansikhutranscribe إِنَّا كُنَّا نَسْتَنْسِخُ مَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ


(7:154:9) nus'khatihātheir inscription وَفِي نُسْخَتِهَا هُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلَّذِينَ هُمْ لِرَبِّهِمْ يَرْهَبُونَ

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