Beginning is with Allah's personal name Ar'Reh'maan Who is The Fountain of Infinite Mercy.

In Grand Qur'aan other Roots with first two letters   أ م

1) أ م ت

2) أ م د

3) أ م ر

4) أ م س

5) أ م م

6) أ م ن

7) (أ م و - (أ م ة

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Roots with same radicals:

ء ل م

م ل ء      






















Root: ء م ل

Words from this Root in the Grand Qur'aan:

a) Total occurrences: 2 

b) No of constructions: 2

Ibn Faris [died 1005] stated:

(مقاييس اللغة)

الهمزة والميم واللام أصلان: الأول التثبُّت والانتظار، والثاني الحَبْل من الرَّمل

That it signifies expecting and awaiting with confidence events in which will be the cause of happiness; and it refers dune: mound or ridge of sand in the desert.

Semantic Domain: Emotions

Subcategory: Hope

Dictionaries define hope as an optimistic attitude of mind that is based on expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Though the English word hope as a verb include: "expect with confidence" and "to cherish a desire with anticipation", Arabic has a different Root:  ط م ع for "to cherish a desire with anticipation".

Its usage in Grand Qur'aan renders its meanings explicit as hopes in the distant future which could also be like sand dunes with outcomes of regret and despair.

  • They who denied to accept - believe will penitently wish had they been Muslims: those who accepted and were practicing the Prescribed Code: Islam. [15:02]

  • You the Messenger [Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] leave them so that they let their selves eat and  enjoy the worldly wherewithal;

  • And the dune of hopes would let them amuse and fascinate.

  • Thereby, its consequence soon they will know. [15:03]

  • The wealth and the sons are a source of attraction of the life of lowly world.

  • Take note, the persisting perfect-righteous deeds are best in the judgment of your Sustainer Lord as source of return, and is best regarding expectation of positive outcomes.  [18:46]

Another Root signifying hope, expectation is: ط م ع which refers "to cherish a desire with anticipation".


Noun: Indefinite; Masculine; singular; accusative. (1)18:46=1 اسم: منصوب- واحد مذكر


Noun: Definite; Masculine; singular; nominative. (1)15:03=1

                                                                                                                   اسم:معرفہ باللام-مرفوع- واحد مذكر


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