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Quran Dictionary - ق ف و


The triliteral root qāf fā wāw (ق ف و) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb taqfu (تَقْفُ)
  • four times as the form II verb qaffay (قَفَّيْ)

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 pursue

(17:36:2) taqfupursue وَلَا تَقْفُ مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ

Verb (form II) - to send, to follow

(2:87:5) waqaffaynāand We followed up وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ وَقَفَّيْنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ بِالرُّسُلِ
(5:46:1) waqaffaynāAnd We sent وَقَفَّيْنَا عَلَىٰ آثَارِهِمْ بِعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ مُصَدِّقًا لِمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ
(57:27:2) qaffaynāWe sent ثُمَّ قَفَّيْنَا عَلَىٰ آثَارِهِمْ بِرُسُلِنَا
(57:27:6) waqaffaynāand We followed وَقَفَّيْنَا بِعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ وَآتَيْنَاهُ الْإِنْجِيلَ

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