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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمً

You want to better understand the Quran, but you don’t know much Arabic yet? Then this resource is going to be really beneficial for you in shaa Allah. We have made a list of 109 common words from the Quran with their meaning. The list will help you get started to understand more of the Quran bi idhni Allah.

The idea of this list came from a suggestion from one of our visitors. She suggested that we should add words from the Quran to our website.

We already have over 500 Arabic words with pictures, but we did not yet have a specific section for words from the Quran. We felt like we should definitely add common words from the Quran to our website.

Muslims are eager to learn and understand the book of Allah. This makes sense because our goal with learning Arabic is, of course, to understand the Quran and to apply it in our lives.

Learning and understanding the Quran is not difficult. In fact, Allah says in the Quran:

وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ

And We have indeed made the Quran easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?

Surah Al-Qamar 54:17 – Translation by Muhsin Khan

To help you get started we have made a list of the most common words in the Quran. Many words are repeated over and over in the Quran. When you know the meaning of these words you are on your way to start understanding the Quran.

This is of course just a start. The Quran is the most beautiful, eloquent and rich book. To fully understand the Quran you need to study the explanation (tafseer) with the people of knowledge as well as study Arabic properly.

For great and authentic tafseer audio lessons in English, we recommend:
Tafseer of ibn Kathir, read by Abu Hakeem
Tafseer of Shaykh Ibn Al-Uthaymeen, read by Moosaa Richardson

For studying Arabic properly we recommend markaz Al-Forqan in Egypt. You can visit their institute or take online lessons.

List of common words in the Quran

Translation Arabic word
Allahالله
messengerرَسُول
the Quranالقُرْآن
earthأَرْض
skyسَمَاء
paradiseجَنَّة
riversأَنْهَار
hellجَهَنَّم
fireنَار
punishmentعَذَاب
dayيَوْم
verse/signءَايَة
bookكِتَاب
truth/rightحَقّ
peopleنَاس
believerمُؤْمِن
way/pathسَبِيل
commandmentأَمْر
goodخَيْر
godإِلَٰه
heartقَلْب
slave/worshipperعَبْد
disbelieversكَافِرُون
mercyرَحْمَة
knowledgeعِلْم
sayingقَوْل
wealthمَال
sunشَمْس
moonقَمَر
starنَجْم
nightلَيْل
dayنَهَار
painfullأَلِيم
faceوَجْه
houseبَيْت
fathersآبَاء
nationأُمَّة
waterماء
womenنِسَآء
warnerنَذِير
eye/springعَيْن
villageقَرْيَة
sonوَلَد
sustenanceرِزْق
Iأَنَا
weنَحْنُ
you (male)أَنْتَ
you (plural, male)أَنْتُم
you (feminine)أَنْتِ
you (plural, feminine)أَنْتُنَّ
heهُوَ
theyهُمْ
sheهِيَ
they (feminine)هُنَّ
this (masculine)هَذَا
this (feminine)هَذِهِ
that (masculine)ذَلِكَ
that (feminine)تِلْكَ

theseهَؤُلَاء
thoseأُلائك
which (masculine)الَّذِي
whose (masculine, plural)الَّذِين
which (feminine)الَّتِي
from (possession)مِنْ
toإِلَي
onعَلَى
inفِي
except forإِِلَّا
noلَا
whoمَنْ
allكُلّ
someبَعْض
surely (emphasis)إنَّ
orأَو
howكَيْفَ
question particleهَلْ
afterبَعْد
beforeقَبْل
butلَكِن

List of common verbs in the Quran

Translation Arabic word
to sayَقَال
to beكَانَ
to believeءَامَنَ
to knowعَلِمَ
to deny/disbelieveكَفَرَ
to comeجَآءَ
to workعَمِلَ
to seeرَأَى
to wantشَآءَ
to createخَلَقَ
to send down/revealأَنزَلَ
to denyكَذَّبَ
to guideهَدَى
to wantأَرَادَ
to sendأَرْسَلَ
to takeأّخَذَ
to worshipعَبَدَ
to oppress/do wrongظَلَمَ
to askسَأَلَ
to findوَجَدَ
to eatأَكَلَ
to fearخَافَ
to killقَتَلَ
to returnرَجَعَ
to listen/hearسَمِعَ
to commandأَمَرَ
to enterدَخَلَ
to rewardجَزَىٰ
to obeyأَطَاعَ
to promiseوَعَدَ

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