By Hanna E. Kassis
From the ForewordThis Concordance of the Qur'an in English satisfies a paramount want of those--and there are literally thousands of them--who haven't any command of the Arabic language and but wish to comprehend the Qur'an. the convenience derivable from English translations of the Sacred publication is, in precept, restricted simply because, first, the Qur'an isn't a "book" yet a suite of passages published to Muhammad over a interval of approximately twenty-three years and, moment, as the Qur'an seriously isn't translatable. this doesn't suggest that the Qur'an shouldn't be translated. It does suggest that translations lose a lot in tone and nuance, not to mention the incommunicable attractiveness, grandeur, and beauty of the unique. . . .The major contrast of Hana Kassis's concordance, for my part, is that it makes use of the semantic constitution of Arabic vocabulary itself in revealing the that means of the Qur'an on any given factor, aspect or suggestion. A reader who appears within the index of this concordance for a observe which he has encountered in interpreting an English translation of the Qur'an--the observe delight, for example--is directed instantly to the roots of the Arabic, Qur'anic phrases for delight. At tne entries for those Arabic roots, the entire by-product types are proven, and the verses of the Qur'an during which they seem are there indexed in translation. . . .I am convinced that anyone who's essentially attracted to figuring out the Qur'an and appreciating the nuances of its diction and colors of its which means can fulfill his desire extra totally with this ebook than in anyway in need of constructing a true command over the Arabic language itself.--Fazlur Rahman, Professor of Islamic proposal, college of Chicago
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Of -the-action of the verb, it-is often translated as aregular verb. ), or a gerund ("reading", "living", etc:). 20. THE PARTICIPLES: The participles are derived from the verb to signify the doer (active participle) or recipient (passive . participle) of the action. In addition, they signify, an action which may be temporary, continuous or in a habitual state of being. also used as substantive nouns. The construction of the participles is very regular and follows a set of clear patterns in all forms of the verb.
ENGLISH TITLE vss. 10-11, 20 (Y) 23-MI, - 3 M Folded in Garments [Ali] -" The Enwrapped [Ar] The Enshrouded One [Pk] 4 M 2M. mi " *:OneWrapped [Ali] Shrouded [Ar] The Cloaked One [Pk] " •31 M 36 M1 The Resurrection [Ali, Ar] The Rising of the Dead [Pk] 98 Y 52 M2 Man [all] Time [Ali, Pk] vs. ,33 MIThe Great News [Ali] The Tiding(s) [Ar, Pk] -81 M 31 MI Those Who Tear Out [Ali] The Pluckers [Ar] Those Who Drag Forth [Pk] 24 M 17 Ml He Frowned 7 M 27 MI "The Folding Up [Ali] The Darkening [Ar] " The Overthrowing [Pk] 82 M 26 MI The Cleaving Asunder [Ali] Splitting [Ar] The Cleaving [Pk]" Last Meccan Sfirah 86 M 37 Ml Dealing in Fraud [Ali] The Stinters [Ar] .
11:14 31:34 46:23 67:26 (17) (34) (22) (26) know that it has been sent down with God's knowledge surely God - He has knowledge of the Hour knowledge is only with God the knowledge is with God ALAM-having greater knowledge, knowing very well. 2:140 (134) 3:36 (31) 3:167 (161) 4:25 (29) 4:45 (47) 5:61 (66) 6:53 (53) 6:124 (124) 11:31 (33) 12:77 (77). 16:101 (103) 18:26 (25) 22:68 (67) 29:10 (9) 60:10 (10) 84:23 (23) have you then greater knowledge, or God God knew very well what she had given birth to God knows very well the things they hide God knows very well your faith God knows well your enemies God knows very well what they were hiding knows not God very well the thankful?
A Concordance of the Qur'an by Hanna E. Kassis