Learning Arabic? Trying to memorize the Qur’an? Then inshaAllah you’ll find this Yahoo Groups beneficial: Qur’anic Word of the Day.

Every day, the administrator sends out a word–Arabic and english–as well as references to two ayat in the Qur’an that contain the word (transliteration and translation). Very beneficial mashaAllah.

Also, for those new to Yahoo! Groups, they’re like public mailing lists. You can configure your settings so you receive an email daily, or a digest weekly, or no email (and you browse from the site). The QWOTD list contains archives, so you can check out digests dating back to January 2006.

So take a look inshaAllah and see if you like it.

By the way, yesterday’s word is Al-Khabiyr (الْخَبِي): The Aware. One of the names of Allah. The root word is khabar (خَبَر), which means news.

In Surah Al-Anaam, Allah (سبحانه وتعال) says:

وَهُوَ الْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْخَبِيرُ

Translation: He is Al-Qaahir (the Omnipotent) over His slaves, and He is Al-Hakim (the Wise), Al-Khabir (the Knower). [Surah Al-An’aam, verse 18]1

Later in Surah Al-An’aam, Allah (سبحانه وتعال) says:

لاَّ تُدْرِكُهُ الأَبْصَارُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ

Translation: Vision comprehendes Him not, but He comprehends (all) vision. He is Al-Lateef (the Subtle), Al-Khabir (the Aware). [Surah Al-An’aam, verse 103]1

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(1) Khan, Lena. “AL-KHABIR (الْخَبِ) = THE AWARE.” QWOTD: Qur’anic Word of the Day. 21 July 2006. 22 July 2006 <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QWOTD>.