High Frequency Word of The Quran #100: أَصْحَاب


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In the next 10 days we will be learning 10 words which will amount to 810 words from the Quran. MasyaAllah! Let’s start!

Today we learn about the word Ashaab (أصحاب) which means “companions”.

Below is your 1st High Frequency Word of the Quran:

Aspire list of HFW Number: #100



Transliteration: Ashaab

Meaning: Companions

Frequency in the Quran: 78 times

First Mention in Quran: Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 39 (2:39)

Last Mention in Quran: Surah Al-Fiil, Verse 1 (105:1)

In Surah Al-Hasyr, Verse 20 (59:20), Allah s.w.t. says:

Not Equal are the COMPANIONS of Hellfire and the COMPANIONS of Paradise.
The COMPANIONS of Paradise – they are VICTORIOUS!


In the above verse alone the word أصحاب or companions is repeated 3 times. In its Arabic form the word can be added alif and laam (ال) in the beginning, so it becomes specific which means the companions. It can also be added tanwin i.e. double strokes at the end of any noun (ً , ٌ , ٍ ) in this case the meaning is companions in its general sense. It can also be added with pronouns (ضَمِيْر) of 1st person, 2nd person or 3rd person, in this case the meaning is compounded to the pronoun. Example أَصْحَابِي . The word is added with ya’ at the end signifying “my”, a 1st person pronoun which makes the entire meaning is my companions.

Ibn Khaldun in his book, muqaddimah of ibn khaldun, stated that human beings are civil/social creatures, which means they will always in one form or another depend on one another. No one human being live self-sufficiently on his/her own. Because of this dependency we will always influence one another. Our habits are influence by our habitat, and who we are, are determined by our companions and our role in that company.

Rasulullah s.a.w. in many hadiths taught us to look for the best of companions, because our friends influence us and have an indirect effect to our religion. Many times I heard wise spiritual scholars said: “choose your destination before you choose your companion!”

The reason behind this is that if we choose companion before destination our decision of a destination will be one way or another be influence by our companion. Islam is a beautiful religion it teaches us to look for good companion so to protect us from harm and always do good. A good companion may lead to a good life in this world and paradise in hereafter, a bad one may lead to disappointments in this world and hellfire hereafter, we seek guidance from Allah s.w.t. to provide taufiq and hidayah for us and for our friends.

Please search for this verse, Surah Al-Hasyr, Verse 20 (59:20) and read it today.


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