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Quran Dictionary - خ ر ب


The triliteral root khā rā bā (خ ر ب) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form IV verb yukh'ribu (يُخْرِبُ)
  • once as the noun kharāb (خَرَاب)

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 IV) - to destroy

(59:2:33) yukh'ribūnathey destroyed يُخْرِبُونَ بُيُوتَهُمْ بِأَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَيْدِي الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فَاعْتَبِرُوا يَا أُولِي الْأَبْصَارِ


(2:114:13) kharābihātheir destruction وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنْ مَنَعَ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ أَنْ يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ وَسَعَىٰ فِي خَرَابِهَا

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