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ج ه ل
General Root Meaning
To be ignorant, not know of a thing, to be silly or foolish, boil vehemently, pretend ignorance, feign ignorance, reckon or esteem someone, cause commotion or unsteadiness, display wrong conduct, to be void of knowledge, believe a thing to be different from what it is in reality, do a thing in a manner different from that in which it ought to be done, proceed without knowledge, to ignore a thing, to be pagan.
   l-jāhilu   (1)

For the poor, those who are wrapped up in (the) way (of) Allah, not they are able (to) move about in the earth. Think (about) them, the ignorant one, (that they are) self-sufficien (because) of (their) restraint, you recognize them by their mark. Not (do) they ask the people with importunity. And whatever you spend of good, then indeed, Allah of it (is) All-Knower.

   l-jāhilūna   (2)

Say, "Is (it) other than Allah you order me (to) worship, O ignorant ones?"

And (the) slaves (of) the Most Gracious (are) those who walk on the earth (in) humbleness and when address them the ignorant ones, they say, "Peace."

   l-jāhilīna   (1)

And when said Musa to his people, "Indeed, Allah commands you that you slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you take us (in) ridicule." He said, "I seek refuge in Allah that I be among the ignorant."

And if is difficult for you their aversion then if you are able to seek a tunnel in the earth or a ladder into the sky so that you bring to them a Sign. But if (had) willed Allah surely He (would) have gathere on the guidance. So (do) not be of the ignorant.

Hold (to) forgiveness and enjoin the good, and turn away from the ignorant.

He said, "O Nuh! Indeed, he (is) not of your family; indeed, [he] (his) deed (is) other than righteous, so (do) not ask Me (about) what not you have of it any knowledge. Indeed, I admonish you lest you be among the ignorant."

He said, "My Lord, the prison (is) dearer to me than what they invite me to it. And unless You turn away from me their plot I might incline towards them and [I] be of the ignorant."

And when they hear vain talk, they turn away from it and say, "For us our deeds and for you your deeds. Peace (be) on you; not we seek the ignorant."

   l-jāhiliyati   (4)

And stay in your houses and (do) not display yourselves (as was the) display (of the times of) ignorance the former. And establish the prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Only wishes Allah to remove from you the impurity, (O) People (of) the House! And to purify you (with thorough) purification.

Then He sent down upon you from after the distress security - slumber overcoming a group of you, while a group certainly worried [them] (about) themselves thinking about Allah other than the truth - (the) thought (of) [the] ignorance. saying, "Is (there) for us from the matter any thing?" Say, "Indeed the matter all (of) it (is) for Allah." They hide in themselves what not they reveal to you, They say, "If was for us from the matter anything not we would have been killed here." Say, "If you were in your houses, surely (would have) come out those who - was decreed upon them [the] death towards their places of death. And that might test Allah what (is) in your breasts and that He may purge what (is) in your hearts. And Allah (is) All-Aware of what (is in) the breasts.

When had put those who disbelieved in their hearts disdain - (the) disdain (of) the time of ignorance. Then sent down Allah His tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers and made them adhere (to the) word (of) righteousness, and they were more deserving of it and worthy of it. And is Allah of every thing All-Knower.

Is it then the judgment of [the] ignorance they seek? And who (is) better than Allah (in) judgment for a people (who) firmly believe.

   bijahālatin   (1)

Only the acceptance of repentance by Allah (is) for those who do the evil in ignorance, then they repent from soon after. Then those will have forgiveness (from) Allah upon them, and is Allah All-Knowing, All-Wise.

And when come to you those who believe in Our Verses then say, "Peace (be) upon you. (has) Prescribed your Lord upon Himself the Mercy, that he who does among you evil in ignorance then repents from after it and reforms, then, indeed He (is) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

Then indeed, your Lord, to those who did evil in ignorance, then repented from after that, and corrected themselves - indeed, your Lord, from after that (is) surely Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

O you who believe! If comes to you a wicked person with information, investigate, lest you harm a people in ignorance, then you become, over what you have done, regretful.

   tajhalūna   (1)

And We led across (the) Children (of) Israel the sea. Then they came upon a people devoted to idols of theirs. They said, "O Musa! Make for us a god like what they have gods. He said, "Indeed, you (are) a people ignorant.

And O my people! not I ask (of) you for it any wealth. Not (is) my reward except from Allah. And not I am going to drive away those who believed. Indeed, they (will) be meeting their Lord, but I see you (are) a people ignorant.

Why do you approach the men (with) lust from instead of the women? Nay, you (are) a people ignorant."

He said, "Only the knowledge (is) with Allah and I convey to you what I am sent with it, but I see you a people ignorant."

   jāhilūna   (1)

He said, "Do you know what you did with Yusuf and his brother, when you were ignorant?"

   jahūlan   (1)

Indeed, We [We] offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to bear it and they feared from it; but bore it the man. Indeed, he was unjust ignorant.

   yajhalūna   (1)

And (even) if [that] We (had) [We] sent down to them the Angels and spoken to them the dead and We gathered before them every thing face to face, not they were to believe unless [that] wills Allah. But most of them (are) ignorant.

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