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Quran Dictionary - ق ر ف


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

  • four times as the form VIII verb iq'taraf (ٱقْتَرَفْ)
  • once as the form VIII active participle muq'tarifūn (مُّقْتَرِفُون)

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 VIII) - to commit, to acquire, to earn

(6:113:9) waliyaqtarifūand so that they may commit وَلِيَرْضَوْهُ وَلِيَقْتَرِفُوا مَا هُمْ مُقْتَرِفُونَ
(6:120:12) yaqtarifūnacommit إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْسِبُونَ الْإِثْمَ سَيُجْزَوْنَ بِمَا كَانُوا يَقْتَرِفُونَ
(9:24:10) iq'taraftumūhāthat you have acquired وَأَمْوَالٌ اقْتَرَفْتُمُوهَا وَتِجَارَةٌ تَخْشَوْنَ كَسَادَهَا
(42:23:20) yaqtarifearns وَمَنْ يَقْتَرِفْ حَسَنَةً نَزِدْ لَهُ فِيهَا حُسْنًا

Active participle (form VIII)

(6:113:12) muq'tarifūna(are) committing وَلِيَرْضَوْهُ وَلِيَقْتَرِفُوا مَا هُمْ مُقْتَرِفُونَ

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