- Ejtaal Arabic Almanac: Lane's Lexicon, Hans Wehr, Lisan al-Arab and others
- Perseus: Lane's Lexicon (in text format)
- 14 times as surprise particle aźa2
ART THOU NOT aware of those who have been told, "Curb your hands,* and be constant in prayer, and render the purifying dues"? But as soon as fighting [in God's cause] is ordained for them, lo, some of them stand in awe of men as one should stand in awe of God - or in even greater awe - and say, "O our Sustainer! Why hast Thou ordained fighting for us? If only Thou hadst granted us a delay for a little while!" Say: "Brief is the enjoyment of this world, whereas the life to come is the best for all who are conscious of God - since none of you shall be wronged by as much as a hair's breadth.
alm tr aly alźyn qyl lhm kfwa aydykm waqymwa alSlwaẗ waatwa alzkwaẗ flma ktb Alyhm alqtal aźa fryq mnhm yKşwn alnas kKşyẗ allh aw aşd Kşyẗ wqalwa rbna lm ktbt Alyna alqtal lwla aKrtna alya ajl qryb ql mtaA aldnya qlyl walaaKrẗ Kyr lmn atqya wla tZlmwn ftyla
Thereupon [Moses] threw down his staff, and lo! it was a serpent, plainly visible;
and he drew forth his hand, and lo! it appeared [shining] white to the beholders.*
And [then] We inspired Moses, "Throw down thy staff!" -and lo! it swallowed up all their deceptions:*
And [thus it is:] whenever We let [such] people* taste [some of Our] grace after hardship has visited them-lo! they forthwith turn to devising false arguments against Our messages.* Say: "God is swifter [than you] in His deep devising!" Behold, Our [heavenly] messengers are recording all that you may devise!
waźa aźqna alnas rHmẗ mn bAd Draa msthm aźa lhm mkr fy aayatna ql allh asrA mkra an rslna yktbwn ma tmkrwn
Yet as soon as He has saved them from this [danger], lo! they behave outrageously on earth, offending against all right !* O men! All your outrageous deeds are bound to fall back upon your own selves!* [You care only for] the enjoyment of life in this world: [but remember that] in the end unto Us you must return, whereupon We shall make you truly understand all that you were doing [in life].
flma anjyahm aźa hm ybğwn fy alarD bğyr alHq yaayha alnas anma bğykm Alya anfskm mtaA alHywaẗ aldnya śm alyna mrjAkm fnnbakm bma kntm tAmlwn
So he threw it - and lo! it was a snake, moving rapidly.
He answered: "Nay, you throw [first]." And lo! by virtue of their sorcery, their [magic] ropes and staffs seemed to him to be moving rapidly:
And so, when they embark on a ship [and find themselves in danger], they call unto God, [at that moment] sincere in their faith in Him alone; but as soon as He has brought them safe ashore, they [begin to] ascribe to imaginary powers a share in His divinity:
And among His wonders is this: the skies and the earth stand firm at His behest.* [Remember all this: for] in the end, when He will call you forth from the earth with a single call - lo! you will [all] emerge [for judgment].
And [thus it is:] when we let men taste [Our] grace, they rejoice in it; but if evil befalls them as an outcome of what their own hands have wrought* lo! they lose all hope!
nothing was [needed] but one single blast [of Our punishment] - and lo! they became as still and silent as ashes.
Can you ever feel secure that He who is in heaven* will not cause the earth to swallow you up when, lo and behold, it begins to quake?
and then, lo, they will be fully awakened [to the truth]!