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 ر

1) أ ر ب

2) ء ر ض

2) ء ر ك

3) ء ر م


Other Roots with same radicals:     ب ء ر -  ب ر ء



Lane Lexicon























Root: ء ر ب

Words from this Root in the Grand Qur'aan:

a) Total occurrences: 2 

b) No of constructions: 2

This Root signifies and denotes: Desire or need which requires exercise of energy, a helping source-instrument for accomplishment; distinct and complete part of body such as is made complete not wanting anything as is quoted in Classic lexicon لسان العرب in these words:

 والإِرْبُ العُضْوُ الـمُوَفَّر الكامِل الذي لم يَنقُص منه شيءٌ.

Lane's Lexicon quotes the word: and suggests that the most common reading is with Fatha on Hamza denoting and meaning the desire/urge but some read with Kasra which specially means the specific part of man, the genital. He seems referring to this entry in Lisan- لسان العرب the Classic lexicon:

وقال السلمي: الإِرْبُ الفَرْجُ ههنا. قال: وهو غير معروف. قال ابن الأَثير: أَكثر المحدِّثين يَرْوُونه بفتح الهمزة والراءِ يعنون الحاجة، وبعضهم يرويه بكسر الهمزة وسكون الراءِ، وله تأْويلان: أَحدهما أَنه الحاجةُ، والثاني أَرادت به العُضْوَ، وعَنَتْ به من الأَعْضاءِ الذكَر خاصة.
وقوله في حديث الـمُخَنَّثِ: كانوا يَعُدُّونَه من غَيْرِ أُولي الإِرْبةِ أَي النِّكاحِ.

Grand Qur'aan has used this word in a possessive phrase:

  • Or male attendants who are "the other than of holders of genitalia desiring for marriage-castrated" considered in state of amongst the Men; [ref 24:31]


There is no denying that the sexual desire and urge in a man who is otherwise physically fit/is holder of completely developed genitalia never vanishes altogether at any point in time in his life or feels unfit to perform. Amongst men, the above two possessive phrases will, therefore, signify those men who are other than those who are the holders of physical capability and desire for marriage, i.e., such "men" having deficiency-under developed manly-hood, whereby they do not naturally have the urge and desire for seeking women for Marriage/Nikah. Interestingly, the next entry with "or" is about children who have not as yet known as to what are the "sexual privacies of women" like these types of otherwise "men". This is the only occasion where we find mention of otherwise existing concept and such people.

  • And what is this held in your right hand, O Mūsā?" [20:17]

  • He said, "This is my stick, I lean upon it,

  • And with it I break down leaves upon my sheep;

  • And it has other instrumental functions for my benefit". [20:18]

1 Noun: Definite; Singular; feminine; genitive. (1)24:31=1

                                                                                                                 اسم:معرفہ باللام-مجرور- واحد مؤنث

2 Noun: Indefinite; plural; feminine; nominative. (1)20:18=1    اسم:-مرفوع- جمع مؤنث  

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