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Quran Dictionary - و ق ف


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

  • three times as the form I verb wuqifu (وُقِفُ)
  • once as the passive participle mawqūfūn (مَوْقُوفُون)

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 make stand

(6:27:4) wuqifūthey are made to stand وَلَوْ تَرَىٰ إِذْ وُقِفُوا عَلَى النَّارِ فَقَالُوا يَا لَيْتَنَا نُرَدُّ
(6:30:4) wuqifūthey will be made to stand وَلَوْ تَرَىٰ إِذْ وُقِفُوا عَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ قَالَ أَلَيْسَ هَٰذَا بِالْحَقِّ
(37:24:1) waqifūhumAnd stop them وَقِفُوهُمْ إِنَّهُمْ مَسْئُولُونَ

Passive participle

(34:31:16) mawqūfūnawill be made to stand وَلَوْ تَرَىٰ إِذِ الظَّالِمُونَ مَوْقُوفُونَ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ

See Also

Language Research Group
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