Arabic Word A Day

July 1, 2007

(رفع) – rafa’a – Arabic Word A Day

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(رفع) – rafa’a , verb, present (يرفع) yarfa’u

Meanings

  1. to lift, to hoist up
  2. to raise, to elevate
  3. to erect, restore, to upgrade

Examples

  1. wa rafa’a abawayhi ‘ala_ ‘l-‘arshi wa kharru_ lahu sujjadan
    (وَرَفَعَ أَبَوَيْهِ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ وَخَرُّواْ لَهُ سُجَّداً);
    ”And so he lifted his parents up on the throne, and the rest fell prostrate to him…” – Quran 12:100
  2. wa idh yarfa’u ibra_hi_mu ‘l-qawa_’ida mina ‘l-bait…
    (وَإِذْ يَرْفَعُ إِبْرَاهِيمُ الْقَوَاعِدَ مِنَ الْبَيْتِ);
    “And when Abraham restored the foundations of the house…” – Quran 2:127
  3. Alla_hu ‘lladhi_ rafa’a ‘l-sama_wa_ti bi ghayri ‘amadin tarawnaha_
    (اللّهُ الَّذِي رَفَعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا);
    “God is he who has raised the heavens without any visible pillars” – Quran 13:2

 

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