The different meanings of Amr

Amr can possibly refer to one of sixteen possible meanings. The default meaning of amr is for wujub.

By S. Zaman  – 23 Safar 1438 | 22 November 2016

Amr is a statement of a speaker to another from an authoritative position saying ‘إفعل’ (to do something).

By default amr is for wujub meaning the command in the statement must be followed. Other meanings may be inferred but only if you can provide justification.

In total, Amr can possibly refer to one of the following sixteen possible meanings.

Use Description Example
الوجوب To compel أَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ (2:43)
الاباحة To show the allowance of something وَإِذَا حَلَلْتُمْ فَاصْطَادُوا (5:2)
الندب To give preference فَكَاتِبُوهُمْ إِنْ عَلِمْتُمْ فِيهِمْ خَيْرًا (24:33)
التهديد To address one in anger اعْمَلُوا مَا شِئْتُمْ (41:41)
التعجيز To make another helpless فَأْتُوا بِسُورَةٍ مِنْ مِثْلِهِ (2:23)
الارشاد To give a suggestion (i.e: try it) وَأَشْهِدُوا ذَوَيْ عَدْلٍ مِنْكُمْ (65:2)
الارشاد To mock كُونُوا قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِينَ (2: 65)
الامتنان To show your favour upon another كُلُوا مِمَّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللَّهُ (6:142)
الاكرام To show respect ادْخُلُوهَا بِسَلَامٍ آمِنِينَ (15:46)
الاهانة To insult …ذُقْ
التسوية To show indifference اصْلَوْهَا فَاصْبِرُوا أَوْ لَا تَصْبِرُوا سَوَاءٌ (52:16)
الدعاء To make a request اللهم اغفرلي
التمني To make a wish وَنَادَوْا يَا مَالِكُ لِيَقْضِ عَلَيْنَا رَبُّكَ (43:77)
الاحتقار To show disrespect and a low regard أَلْقُوا مَا أَنْتُمْ مُلْقُونَ (26:43)
التكوين To make something happen كُنْ فَيَكُونُ (2:117)
التاديب To educate كل مما يليك