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Quran Dictionary - خ ذ ل


The triliteral root khā dhāl lām (خ ذ ل) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb yakhdhul (يَخْذُلْ)
  • once as the adjective khadhūl (خَذُول)
  • once as the passive participle makhdhūl (مَّخْذُول)

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 forsake

(3:160:8) yakhdhul'kumHe forsakes you وَإِنْ يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَنْصُرُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ


(25:29:11) khadhūlana deserter وَكَانَ الشَّيْطَانُ لِلْإِنْسَانِ خَذُولًا

Passive participle

(17:22:9) makhdhūlanforsaken لَا تَجْعَلْ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ فَتَقْعُدَ مَذْمُومًا مَخْذُولًا

See Also

Language Research Group
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