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Quran Dictionary - س ت ر


The triliteral root sīn tā rā (س ت ر) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form VIII verb tastatiru (تَسْتَتِرُ)
  • once as the noun sit'r (سِتْر)
  • once as the passive participle mastūr (مَّسْتُور)

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 cover

(41:22:3) tastatirūnacovering yourselves وَمَا كُنْتُمْ تَسْتَتِرُونَ أَنْ يَشْهَدَ عَلَيْكُمْ سَمْعُكُمْ وَلَا أَبْصَارُكُمْ


(18:90:15) sit'ranany shelter وَجَدَهَا تَطْلُعُ عَلَىٰ قَوْمٍ لَمْ نَجْعَلْ لَهُمْ مِنْ دُونِهَا سِتْرًا

Passive participle

(17:45:12) mastūranhidden وَإِذَا قَرَأْتَ الْقُرْآنَ جَعَلْنَا بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْآخِرَةِ حِجَابًا مَسْتُورًا

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