Monday, November 17, 2014
In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings of Allah be upon
his Prophet, Muhammad. Allah says very explicitly in His Book, "
(This is) a Book (the Qur'an) which We have sent down to you, full of
blessings that they may ponder over its verses, and that men of
understanding may remember [38:29]." If we don't understand the
Book, how can we ponder on its verses!
Ahadith also emphasize the learning of the Qur’an. The Prophet of
Allah, Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, "The best among you are
those who have learnt the Qur'an and teach it (to others)" [Bukhari].
This booklet is prepared to provide some help in fulfilling the above- mentioned objectives. Please keep the following points in mind while
studying this booklet.
1. No. of words and their meanings: The words given in this
booklet account for 82.6% (64282) of the total words (approx.
77800) of the Holy Qur'an.
2. Most common meanings: For each word, only the most common
meanings are given. Some words may have other meanings too,
depending upon their context. However, the number of such words
is very small.
3. More than one meanings: When more than one distinctly
different meanings of a word are given in this booklet, a semicolon
is placed between the two meanings. For similar meanings, a
comma is placed between the meanings. For example: (eye;
spring ) and (above, up ).
4. Most commonly occuring words: The words listed in the first six
pages occur very frequently. Some of them occur in combination
with each other. They constitute a whopping 41.5% (32263) of the
5. Word count on each page: At the bottom left of the page, total is
provided for the number of times the words of that page have
occurred in the Qur'an. The bottom right shows the percent of the
total Qur'anic words that have been covered till that page.
6. Nouns and verbs: The number next to the noun (pages 7-14) or
the verb (pages 15-33) shows the number of times that noun or the
verb (in its various forms) has occurred in the Holy Qur'an.
7. Arrangement of word lists: Words given on pages 1 through 14
are arranged according to the topic. There are a few words given
in this booklet which have occurred very frequently in the Qur’an
but could not be placed under any of the topics. Such words are
placed at the end of any of the word lists where space was
8. Arrangement of verbs: Verbs given on pages 15 through 33 are
arranged according to their types. This is done to facilitate the
learning of different types of verbs.
9. Vowel sign on the last letter: If the last letter of a word given in
this booklet does not have a vowel sign (
), it indicates that
any vowel sign can come on it depending upon the context in
which that word is used. if occurs before the word, then
) is not used.
10. Arrangement of words: In almost every case, the words are
arranged alphabetically to make the search easy.
11. Brief conjugation of verbs: For each verb, the past tense, the
imperfect tense, the imperative, the active participle and the
verbal noun are provided. It is assumed that based on this
information, you can reproduce the whole verb table. However,
for an average student, guidance from the teacher is necessary.
Sample tables are provided at the end of this booklet.
12. Active and passive: For almost every verb type, samples of the
forms (active voice) are provided in the first line those of
the forms (passive voice) in the last.
13. Detailed conjugation of verbs: A star (*) is placed next to
selected verbs. All the verbal forms of such verbs are provided in
detail in a separate booklet, "A Few Selected Verbs Used in the
14. Silat-ul-fa’l: Just like in any language, some verbs and nouns of
action are always followed by a preposition. For example,
believe in: . However, in some cases, a change in
preposition may change the meanings too. for example, get; get in;
get at; get by, get off, get on, etc. A list of some important verbs
along with changing prepositions is provided on page no. 34.
15.Dual and Feminine forms: The word forms related to dual
number and feminine gender are used sparingly in the Holy Qur'an.
Therefore, these forms may be given less emphasis in the
16.References: Many books have been referred to in preparation of
this booklet. Most important one among these is the book (
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Arabic Language institute of King Saud University by Dr.
Muhammad Hussain Abulfatooh and published by Maktaba
Lebanon, Lebanon (1990). Among the references used for the
English meanings of the words, “Vocabulary of the Holy Qur’an,” by
Dr. Abdullah Abbas Nadwi is extensively used.
Many people have contributed in the compilation and review of this booklet. May Allah
reward them all. May He also protect us from errors and forgive us if they have occurred
in this booklet. If you find any error, please notify us so that it can be rectified in future
editions. May Allah reward you for the help.
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