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ن ق ص
General Root Meaning
to diminish, decrease, run low, lessen, cause loss or deficiency, consume, fall short, waste, abate.
   unquṣ   (1)

Half of it, or lessen from it a little,

   tanquṣu   (1)

Certainly, We know what diminishes the earth of them, and with Us (is) a Book guarded.

   tanquṣū   (1)

And to Madyan, their brother Shuaib. He said, "O my people! Worship Allah not (is) for you any god other than Him. And (do) not decrease (from) the measure and the scale. Indeed, I see you in prosperity, but indeed, I fear for you punishment (of) a Day all-encompassing.

   manqūṣin   (1)

So (do) not be in doubt as to what worship these (polytheists). Not they worship except as what worshipped their forefathers from before. And indeed, We will surely pay them in full their share without being diminished.

   nanquṣuhā   (2)

Did not they see that We come (to) the land, reducing it from its borders? And Allah judges; (there is) no adjuster (of) His Judgment. And He (is) Swift (in) the reckoning.

Nay, We gave provision (to) these and their fathers until grew long for them, the life. Then do not they see that We We come (to) the land, We reduce it from its borders? So is (it) they (who will be) overcoming?

   wanaqṣin   (2)

And certainly, We seized (the) people (of) Firaun with years (of famine) and a deficit of [the] fruits, so that they may receive admonition.

And surely We will test you with something of [the] fear and [the] hunger and loss of [the] wealth and [the] lives and [the] fruits, but give good news (to) the patient ones.

   yunqaṣu   (1)

And Allah created you from dust, then from a semen-drop; then He made you pairs. And not conceives any female and not gives birth except with His knowledge. And not is granted life any aged person and not is lessened from his life but (is) in a Register. Indeed, that for Allah (is) easy.

   yanquṣūkum   (1)

Except those (with) whom you have a covenant among the polytheists, then not they have failed you (in any) thing and not they have supported against you anyone, so fulfil to them their treaty till their term. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous.

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