Bloodshed

, Volume 2

Bloodshed (safk al-dimāʾ) is mentioned twice in the Qurʾān (Q 2:30, 84) using Form-I verb safaka (“to shed”) in conjugation with the noun dimāʾ (sing. dam, “blood”), metonymically referring to mass killing of human beings. Derived from the root s-k-f, safk can be used to indicate the flowing of any liquid—particularly tears—or, metaphorically, copious speech,…

This content is for Full access to IE Quran for 1 year $399.00, IEQ-100 Complementary Membership, Full access to IE Quran for 30 days $49.95, Full access to IE Quran for 7 days $19.95 and Full access to IE Quran for 1 day $9.95 members only.
Log In Register