- Ejtaal Arabic Almanac: Lane's Lexicon, Hans Wehr, Lisan al-Arab and others
- Perseus: Lane's Lexicon (in text format)
- 2 times as form IV verb aśKn
IT DOES NOT behove a prophet to keep captives unless he has battled strenuously on earth.* You may desire the fleeting gains of this world-but God desires [for you the good of] the life to come: and God is almighty, wise.
NOW WHEN you meet [in war] those who are bent on denying the truth,* smite their necks until you overcome them fully, and then tighten their bonds;* but thereafter [set them free,] either by an act of grace or against ransom, so that the burden of war may be lifted:* thus [shall it be]. And [know that] had God so willed, He could indeed punish them [Himself]; but [He wills you to struggle] so as to test you [all] by means of one another.* And as for those who are slain in God's cause, never will He let their deeds go to waste:
faźa lqytm alźyn kfrwa fDrb alrqab Htya aźa aśKntmwhm fşdwa alwśaq fama mna bAd wama fdaa Htya tDA alHrb awzarha źalk wlw yşaa allh lantSr mnhm wlakn lyblwa bADkm bbAD walźyn qtlwa fy sbyl allh fln yDl aAmalhm