wajada

Imperfect يَجِد
Verbal noun وُجُود

Examples

وَمَا تُقَدّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُم مّنْ خَيْرٍ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ الله And whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with God – Quran, 2:110

عن أبي ذر الغفاري رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فيما يرويه عن ربِه عز وجل أنه قال : … فمن وجد خيرا فليحمد الله، ومن وجد غير ذلك فلا يلومن إلا نفسه On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari, from the Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, from that which the he narrated from his Lord, that He said, “…so whoever finds good, let him thank God, and whoever finds other than that, let him blame no one but himself.” – al-Muslim

وفي مدينة القصير السورية، يجد حزب الله نفسه في صدام مباشر ليس مع الثوار السوريين من الغالبية السنية ومقاتلي تنظيم القاعدة السلفيين فحسب In the Syrian city of al-Qusair, Hezbollah finds itself not only in a direct clash with the Syrian rebels from the Sunni majority and the Salafi al-Qaeda fighters… – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

When used with the prepositional complement ب , the verb وَجَد can also mean to love passionately. There is a link therefore in Arabic between finding something and falling in love with it. This is particularly relevant as this verb is commonly used by the Sufis in connection with finding God.