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Quran Dictionary - ر ه ن


The triliteral root rā hā nūn (ر ه ن) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the noun rihān (رِهَٰن)
  • once as the noun rahīn (رَهِين)
  • once as the noun rahīnat (رَهِينَة)

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.


(2:283:8) farihānunthen pledge وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ وَلَمْ تَجِدُوا كَاتِبًا فَرِهَانٌ مَقْبُوضَةٌ


(52:21:19) rahīnun(is) pledged كُلُّ امْرِئٍ بِمَا كَسَبَ رَهِينٌ


(74:38:5) rahīnatun(is) pledged كُلُّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ رَهِينَةٌ

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