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ك ا ن
General Root Meaning
As if, as if they, as if you
   ka-an   (3)

Those who denied Shuaib (became) as if not they (had) lived therein. Those who denied Shuaib, they were them the losers.

And if befalls you bounty from Allah he would surely say as if (had) not there been between you and between him any affection, "Oh! I wish I had been with them then I would have attained a success great."

Only (the) example (of) the life (of) the world (is) like (the) water which We sent down from the sky, so absorbs [with] it, (the) plants (of) the earth from which eat the men and the cattle, until when takes the earth its adornment and is beautified and think its people that they have the power over it, comes (to) it Our command (by) night or (by) day, and We make it a harvest clean-mown, as if not it had flourished yesterday. Thus We explain the Signs for a people who reflect.

And the Day He will gather them, as if not they had remained except an hour of the day, they will recognize each other between them. Certainly, (will have) lost those who denied the meeting (with) Allah, and not they were the guided ones.

As if not they (had) prospered therein. No doubt, indeed, Thamud disbelieved (in) their Lord, so away with Thamud.

As if not they (had) prospered therein. So, away with Madyan as was taken away the Thamud.

And when are recited to him Our Verses, he turns away arrogantly as if not he (had) heard them, as if in his ears (is) deafness. So give him tidings of a punishment painful.

Who hears (the) Verses (of) Allah recited to him, then persists arrogantly as if not he heard them. So give him tidings (of) a punishment painful.

And when touches the man the affliction he calls Us, (lying) on his side or sitting or standing. But when We remove from him his affliction he passes on as if he (had) not called Us for (the) affliction (that) touched him. Thus (it) is made fair seeming to the extravagant what they used (to) do.

   ka-anna   (1)

And when are recited to him Our Verses, he turns away arrogantly as if not he (had) heard them, as if in his ears (is) deafness. So give him tidings of a punishment painful.

   ka-annaka   (1)

They ask you about the Hour, when will be its appointed time? Say, "Only its knowledge (is) with my Lord, no (one) can reveal [it] its time except Him. It lays heavily in the heavens and the earth. Not will it come to you but suddenly." They ask you as if you (were) well informed about it. Say, "Only its knowledge (is) with Allah, but most (of) the people (do) not know."

   ka-annahu   (5)

Its emerging fruit (is) as if it (was) heads (of) the devils.

And not (are) equal the good (deed) and the evil (deed). Repel by (that) which [it] (is) better; then behold! One who, between you and between him, (was) enmity, (will become) as if he (was) a friend intimate.

And when We raised the mountain above them as if it was a canopy and they thought that it (would) fall upon them, (We said), "Take what We have given you with strength and remember what (is) in it so that you may fear Allah."

As if they (were) camels yellow.

So when she came, it was said, "Is like this your throne?" She said, "It is like it." "And we were given the knowledge from before her and we have been Muslims."

   ka-annahā   (2)

And, "Throw your staff." But when he saw it moving as if it (were) a snake he turned back (in) flight and (did) not look back. "O Musa! (Do) not fear. Indeed, [I] (do) not fear (in) My presence the Messengers.

And [that] throw your staff." But when he saw it moving as if it (were) a snake he turned (in) flight and (did) not return. "O Musa! Draw near and (do) not fear. Indeed, you (are) of the secure.

Allah (is the) Light (of) the heavens and the earth. (The) example (of) His Light (is) like a niche in it (is) a lamp; the lamp (is) in a glass, the glass as if it were a star brilliant (which) is lit from a tree blessed - an olive, not (of the) east and not (of the) west, would almost its oil glow, even if not touched it fire. Light upon Light. guides Allah to His Light whom He wills. And sets forth Allah the examples for the mankind. And Allah of every thing (is) All-Knower.

   ka-annahum   (5)

And when came to them a Messenger (of) from Allah confirming what (was) with them, threw away a party of those who were given the Book (the) Book (of) Allah behind their backs as if they (do) not know.

Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His Way (in) a row as if they (were) a structure joined firmly.

And will circulate among them boys for them, as if they (were) pearls well-protected.

(Will be) humbled their eyes they will come forth from the graves as if they (were) locusts spreading,

Plucking out men as if they (were) trunks (of) date-palms uprooted.

And when you see them pleases you their bodies, and if they speak, you listen to their speech, as if they (were) pieces of wood propped up. They think every shout (is) against them. They (are) the enemy, so beware of them. May destroy them Allah! How are they deluded?

(The) Day they will come out from the graves rapidly as if they (were) to a goal hastening,

As if they (were) donkeys frightened,

So be patient, as had patience those of determination of the Messengers, and (do) not seek to hasten for them. As if they had, (the) Day they see what they were promised, not remained except an hour of a day. A notification. But will (any) be destroyed except the people - the defiantly disobedient?

Which He imposed upon them (for) seven nights and eight days (in) succession, so you would see the people therein fallen as if they were trunks (of) date-palms hollow.

As though they, (the) Day they see it, not they had remained except an evening or a morning thereof.

   ka-annahunna   (1)

As if they were eggs, well protected.

As if they were rubies and coral.

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