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Quran Dictionary - ض ي ف


The triliteral root ḍād yā fā (ض ي ف) occurs six times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form II verb yuḍayyifu (يُضَيِّفُ)
  • five times as the noun ḍayf (ضَيْف)

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 II) - to offer hospitality

(18:77:11) yuḍayyifūhumāoffer them hospitality اسْتَطْعَمَا أَهْلَهَا فَأَبَوْا أَنْ يُضَيِّفُوهُمَا


(11:78:22) ḍayfīmy guests فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَلَا تُخْزُونِ فِي ضَيْفِي أَلَيْسَ مِنْكُمْ رَجُلٌ رَشِيدٌ
(15:51:3) ḍayfi(the) guests وَنَبِّئْهُمْ عَنْ ضَيْفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ
(15:68:4) ḍayfī(are) my guests قَالَ إِنَّ هَٰؤُلَاءِ ضَيْفِي فَلَا تَفْضَحُونِ
(51:24:4) ḍayfi(of the) guests هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ ضَيْفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْمُكْرَمِينَ
(54:37:4) ḍayfihihis guests وَلَقَدْ رَاوَدُوهُ عَنْ ضَيْفِهِ فَطَمَسْنَا أَعْيُنَهُمْ

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