At the time of its revelation, did Quran introduce any new words to the Arabic language? I.e., were there unique words in the Quran which Arabs heard for the first time through Quran? If yes, do we know what these words are?

  • There are words that no one knows the meaning of ... these can be classified as muqaṭṭaʿāt... such words would include but not be limited to Alif Lām Mīm, ʾAlif Lām Mīm Ṣād, Kāf Hā Yā ʿAin Ṣād , Ṭā Sīn Mīm, Yā Sīn, Ḥā Mīm etc
    – Ahmed
    Jan 13, 2021 at 17:21
  • What would be the benefit? I mean the qur'an and sunnah tell us that is important to address the people in the manner/language they know!
    – Medi1Saif
    Jan 13, 2021 at 20:57
  • @Medi1Saif It could first introduce the word and then explain the meaning. Further, doesn’t Qur’an itself says it contains some verses whose meanings are less than explicit?
    – SpiderRico
    Jan 13, 2021 at 21:25
  • The qur'an rather has an influence on the language and its spreading, but didn't really introduce new words.
    – Medi1Saif
    Jan 14, 2021 at 19:30
  • @Medi1Saif If you add some sources to that claim, I’d be happy to accept it as an answer:)
    – SpiderRico
    Jan 15, 2021 at 1:44


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