tifl

Plural أَطْفالٌ

Examples

نُقِرُّ فِي الْأَرْحَامِ مَا نَشَاءُ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ثُمَّ نُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا And We cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed time, and afterward We bring you forth as infants – Quran: 22:5

عَنِ الْمُغِيرَةَ بْنَ شُعْبَةَ، قال سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ: الطِّفْلُ يُصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ On the authority of Mughirah bin Shu’bah, he said, ‘I heard the Messenger of God, God bless him and grant him peace, say, “The (funeral) prayer should be offered for a child.”‘ – Ibn Majah

ما حقيقة صورة الطفل السوري الراقد بين قبري والديه What is the truth of the image of “a Syrian child lying between the graves of his parents” – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

طِفْل refers to a child from birth until he attains the age of discrimination, at which point he is referred to as a صَبِيّ .