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






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Root with same consonants  س وء














Root: ء س و

Words from this Root in the Grand Qur'aan:

a) Total occurrences: 3 

b) No of constructions: 1

(مقاييس اللغة)

ومن هذا الباب: لي في فُلانٍ إسْوَةٌ أي قَُِدوة، أي إنّي أقتدي به

Ibn Faris [died 1005] stated 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. قُدْوَةٌ or قِدْوَةٌ;

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.

  • Certainly there is a role model of excellently balanced and appropriate conduct in the Person of the Messenger of Allah the ExaltedMuhammad [Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam]; [refer 33:21]

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 appropriate.

It indicates that there are negative role models who offer examples of harmful or disruptive behaviors-see 43:23.

Related Root: ق د و


Noun: Indefinite; feminine; singular; nominative. (1)33:21(2)60:04(3)60:06=3



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