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Quran Dictionary - ر ص د


The triliteral root rā ṣād dāl (ر ص د) occurs six times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • twice as the nominal raṣad (رَصَد)
  • twice as the noun mir'ṣād (مِرْصَاد)
  • once as the noun marṣad (مَرْصَد)
  • once as the form IV verbal noun ir'ṣād (إِرْصَاد)

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.


(1) Adjective

(72:9:13) raṣadanwaiting فَمَنْ يَسْتَمِعِ الْآنَ يَجِدْ لَهُ شِهَابًا رَصَدًا

(2) Noun

(72:27:13) raṣadana guard فَإِنَّهُ يَسْلُكُ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ رَصَدًا


(78:21:4) mir'ṣādanlying in wait إِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ كَانَتْ مِرْصَادًا
(89:14:3) labil-mir'ṣādi(is) surely Ever Watchful إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَبِالْمِرْصَادِ


(9:5:14) marṣadinplace of ambush وَخُذُوهُمْ وَاحْصُرُوهُمْ وَاقْعُدُوا لَهُمْ كُلَّ مَرْصَدٍ

Verbal noun (form IV)

(9:107:9) wa-ir'ṣādanand (as) a station وَإِرْصَادًا لِمَنْ حَارَبَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ مِنْ قَبْلُ

See Also

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