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ش ط ر
Shiin-Tay-Ra
General Root Meaning
to part in two, divide into halves, the direction of, towards.
   shaṭra   (2)

2:149
And from wherever you start forth, [so] turn your face (in the) direction (of) Al-Masjid Al-Haraam. And indeed, it (is) surely the truth from your Lord. And not (is) Allah unaware of what you do.

2:150
And from wherever you start forth [so] turn your face (in the) direction (of) Al-Masjid Al-Haraam. And wherever that you (all) are [so] turn your faces (in) its direction, so that not will be for the people against you any argument except those who wronged among them; so (do) not fear them, but fear Me. And that I complete My favor upon you [and] so that you may (be) guided.

2:144
Indeed, We see (the) turning (of) your face towards the heaven. So We will surely turn you (to the) direction of prayer you will be pleased with. So turn your face towards the direction (of) Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and wherever that you are [so] turn your faces (in) its direction. And indeed, those who were given the Book surely know that it (is) the truth from their Lord. And not (is) Allah unaware of what they do.

   shaṭrahu   (1)

2:144
Indeed, We see (the) turning (of) your face towards the heaven. So We will surely turn you (to the) direction of prayer you will be pleased with. So turn your face towards the direction (of) Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and wherever that you are [so] turn your faces (in) its direction. And indeed, those who were given the Book surely know that it (is) the truth from their Lord. And not (is) Allah unaware of what they do.

2:150
And from wherever you start forth [so] turn your face (in the) direction (of) Al-Masjid Al-Haraam. And wherever that you (all) are [so] turn your faces (in) its direction, so that not will be for the people against you any argument except those who wronged among them; so (do) not fear them, but fear Me. And that I complete My favor upon you [and] so that you may (be) guided.

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