Associated verb: to be good, pleasant, nice طَاب


يَا أَيّهَا النّاسُ كُلُوا مِمّا فِي الْأَرْضِ حَلَالًا طَيّبًا O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth – Quran, 2:168

عن أبي هريرة ، قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” أيها الناس ، إن الله طيب لا يقبل إلا طيبا On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, he said, “The Messenger of God, God bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘O people! Truly God is good, and does not accept except that which is good.'”

وقال بيتر برايرلي الذي قتل ابنه الجندي شون في حادث تحطم في الكويت عام 2003 أثناء اشتراكه في عملية العراق إنه أمر طيب أن تخصص عائدات الكتاب لمساعدة الجنود الجرحى Peter Brierly, whose son Sean was killed in an accident in Kuwait in 2003 during his participation in the Iraq operation, said it is a good thing to allocate the proceeds of the book to help wounded soldiers – BBC News, Arabic

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طيّب is the opposite of خَبِيث . When used to describe food, it means delicious, wholesome. When used to describe water, it can mean sweet, pure. When used to describe a land, it can mean having good soil. Finally, it is used in the phrase الكَلِمُ الطَّيِّب , literally a goodly word, to mean one’s saying لا اله الا الله there is no god except God.