Category Archives: Verb forms and meanings

SWEETNESS AND PUNISHMENT

How is punishment related to sweetness? These two words seem to be total opposites, since as Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzi says human beings look for pleasure and do their outmost to avoid pain, but in spite of this both words are … Continue reading

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Fā’ala – فاعَلَ

As we saw in an earlier post the different verb forms are tied to several meanings. Today we are going to look at the verb form fā’ala and the two meanings that are related to it. mutual participation (tashāruk) continuance … Continue reading

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Af’ala – أَفْعَلَ

Learning Arabic opens up a whole new world, not only because you get access to thousands and thousands of books, but also because you become aware of the different interpretations and understandings that can be derived from a single word. … Continue reading

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