Root: ء س و
Words from this Root in the Grand Qur'aan:
a) Total occurrences: 3
b) No of constructions: 1
ومن هذا الباب: لي
في فُلانٍ إسْوَةٌ
أي قَُِدوة، أي إنّي أقتدي به
Ibn Faris [died
its signification as role model who is copied.
Lane's Lexicon mentions:
أَسْوَةٌ, mentioned by Er-Rághib in one of his
works, An example; an exemplar; a pattern;
an object of imitation; a person by whom one takes example; syn.
Role Model is defined as a person who serves an example
of the values, attitudes, and behaviors associated with a role. Role
models distinguish themselves in such a way that others admire and want
to copy them.
It should be noted that at all three
places of occurrence in Grand Qur'aan it is an adjectival phrase
qualifying it with a role which is beautiful, excellently balanced and
It indicates that there are negative role
models who offer examples of harmful or disruptive behaviors-see
ق د و